Batam is located just
20 kilometers southeast of Singapore, and is one of the largest
islands in Indonesia's Riau Archipelago.
The Batam Island is
known to be a free trade zone as a part of the Sijori Growth
In the 1970s, Batam
Island observed a major transformation into a major harbor and
industrial zone. Today, it is a business, trade and finance.
However, Batam Island is also an up-and-coming tourist
destination, getting wide recognition from tourists all over the
International airport to Batam is
Hang Nadim International
Airport, located about 22 km North East from the city.