Tag: Batam

Batam still a popular destination with tourists despite haze in the region

Tourists from Singapore and Malaysia have not stopped flocking to Batam despite the unhealthy air quality the Island experienced since the beginning of the week. The Jakarta Post on Thursday said there were no signs of a decrease in the number of passengers travelling on ferries from...

Indon’s Batam island eager to compete with SG domination in shipping, manufacturing

With Indonesia’s US$60 billion (S$81 billion) new investment, it plans to convert its Batam island as an optional shipping and manufacturing hub to potentially provide a close competition with Singapore. In another bold move, the Indonesian government seeks to increase business operations in the area....