Batam is the largest city in the Riau Islands are also famous as an industrial city. Its location is in the middle of the shipping lane close to Singapore and Malaysia. No wonder that the city of Batam includes fairly rapid economic growth. Unfortunately, the advantage that Batam is geographically not fully utilized in the tourism sector. Batam island tourism potential is not much exposed such as Bandung or Bali. In fact, the island has many interesting sights to visit with its own charm. If to Batam, the following is the tourist attractions in Batam that you must visit!
If Jakarta has Monas, the island has Barelang bridge as an icon of the city. Barelang bridge was built to provide easy access between the small islands in the Riau Islands, the island of Batam, Pulau Nipah, rempang, Tonton Island, Pulau Galang and Galang Baru. With a length of approximately 2,264 meters, there are 6 bridge circuit in which each circuit is named after the king who once ruled the Malay-Riau region. The first bridge circuit called Fisabilillah bridge, two bridges named Nara Lion, the third named Raja Ali Haji, a fourth bridge named Sultan Zainal Abidin, the fifth named Tuanku Tambusai bridge, and the sixth named Raja Kecik bridge.
Because construction was initiated by B. J. Habibie, Bridge Barelang also often referred to by the local community as “Bridge Habibie”. Lots of travelers who stopped at this bridge is only for a moment to enjoy the beauty of the scenery around, and do not forget to take pictures with the background of the bridge-like “Golden Gate” in San Francisco, United States.
Nongsa Beach presents the beauty of the crystal clear sea water, which were enhanced by the white sand. The ambiance was increasingly exotic beach because combined with the city views metropolis. In addition to enjoying the beauty of the sunset at dusk, you’ll be treated to views of the twinkling lights of the skyscrapers in Singapore and Malaysia. This is because the geographical location of the beach is right on the edge of the Strait of Singapore. So no wonder, many tourists from neighboring countries that weekend at the beach Nongsa.
By the Government of Batam Authority, has made the tourist area of Nongsa representative for local and foreign tourists. Thus, here has already provided accommodation to five-star hotels, international standard resorts, rental of water sports facilities, golf courses, hospitals, ATMs, restrooms, and so forth.
Mega Tour Ocarina
The Ocarina Mega Tour is a tourist area of approximately 40 hectares which offers a variety of games and shore excursions for children and adults in one location, integrated with concepts such as Taman Impian Jaya Ancol in Jakarta. The location is located in the luxury housing Coastarina, Pasir Putih Batam and is surrounded by ocean on Jl. Bunga Raya (Sadai), about 1 km from the port of Batam Centre.
Mega Tour Ocarina has a gigantic carousel (giant wheel) with a diameter of 30 meters and a height of 25 meters above sea level. While at its peak, you can see the whole view of the tourist area of this vehicle. In addition, there are also a games area jet skis, water bikes, children’s playground, three-dimensional cinema, water park, Karting arena, as well as an entertainment platform that overlooks the sea. Another uniqueness of this place are the 12 Chinese zodiac sculptures along the pedestrian path. Each statue comes explanations, nature of each zodiac with three languages, namely Indonesian, English and Mandarin.