Montigo Resorts, Batam

Located only 20km from Singapore and 25km from Johor in Malaysia, Batam is Indonesia’s equivalent to China’s SEZ’s (Special Economic Zones) – a place where the nation’s economic planners test new economic policies and ideas. The island is an industrial hub with electronics factories, a large and growing ship repair industry and an even larger oil service sector. Quite a few expats head there for work, and pubs and golf courses have sprung up to serve them.

Most tourists, on the other hand, come from nearby Singapore. While there is a smattering of family resorts, Bintan is more popular for this; instead, the main lure on Batam is the discounted shopping and the nightlife. Batam is also known for it’s countless affordable spas and resorts.

Tengku Fisabilillah Bridge
Tengku Fisabilillah Bridge, Batam
Batam View Resort, Batam