From Batam to Singapore

Singapore has been one of the most favorite travel destination for a lot of Indonesians. One is because it’s quite close to some cities in Indonesia; second is because of the easy access of public transportation like SMRT.

Sometimes, you can get budget flights tickets to and from Singapore by Jetstar or AirAsia. You can travel for less than Rp.1.000.000 or S$100 (return way). For my city Medan, we usually take Jetstar (for budget flight) or SilkAir. But sometimes in a high season you cannot get cheap price. Jetstar sometimes can be very expensive too. Lidat how?

Don’t worry. There is another alternative to travel to Singapore. How? Take ferry from Batam.

Batam is a small island in Indonesia’s Riau archipelago in the South China Sea. It’s a free trade zone with multiple busy ports, known for its beaches, raucous nightlife and malls offering duty-free shopping. Upscale resorts in the shoreline areas of Nongsa and Waterfront City offer golf courses and water sports including windsurfing, parasailing and jet skiing. (Source : google)

IMG_20160313_132716So, you can take flight from your city to Batam first then you take ferry to Singapore. Of course, there are + and – by taking ferry.

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> sometimes you can get cheaper price. If you travel from Medan, flight + ferry + cab fee can be less than Rp.1.500.000 (S$150). Flight is around Rp.700.000 (S$70), ferry is Rp.300.000 (S$30) and cab is Rp.200.000.(S$20). Ferry is open date ticket and all price is in return way.
> Batam is popular of their seafood, resorts, massage, and shopping. You can consider staying one night at Batam too!
> You can enjoy the sea and see a nice view from the deck. Pretty cool isit?


> it takes more time, especially on weekends. For some times, you can q for so long at the immigration. Worst, it can take up to 2 hrs!
> more tiring of course.

So, you wanna consider taking ferry for a new experience? 😊

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