Batam, Indonesia
The perfect 1 day itinerary

Batam is a small but bustling island in Indonesia's Riau Archipelago, just a short ferry ride from Singapore. It's known for its beaches, water sports, and vibrant nightlife. Batam also offers a variety of shopping destinations, from modern malls to traditional markets, and is famous for its affordable seafood. The island's close proximity to Singapore makes it a popular weekend getaway for both tourists and locals alike.

What to do in Batam?

This 1 day itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Batam. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Discover the Best of Batam in a Day


Start your day at the Barelang Bridge, an iconic chain of bridges connecting the islands of Batam, Rempang, and Galang. Enjoy the scenic views and take some memorable photos. Next, head to the Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Temple, one of the largest Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia, known for its serene atmosphere and beautiful statues.


Visit Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall, the largest mall in Batam for some shopping. Here, you can find a wide range of products from local handicrafts to international brands. For lunch, indulge in some delicious seafood at a local restaurant, such as Golden Prawn 933.


Conclude your day at Batam Centre Ferry Terminal with a leisurely stroll along the waterfront, enjoying the sunset. If time permits, explore the nearby Mega Mall Batam Centre, which offers a variety of dining and shopping options.

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