Being on a package tour has its downside and one of it is touring mostly of temples and missing the worth visiting areas that are really important to locals. he he he he...
Banana Boating - where a group of ppl (5 ppl max i think) sit on a banana float, and the boat will pull the float. The fun is actually to fall into the waters while tryin to stay onto the float
Don't forget to buy these delicious donuts before you board your ferry back! They have a good varieties of donuts. I bought half a dozen back to share with my hubby :)
Roadside Stall - Truth or Dare
Truth: These are roadside stalls that sell fruits in different shapes and sizes. Dare: I did not dare to taste these fruits of the roadside food though.
Buddhist temple at Pulao Galang
Near the Vietamese camp at Pulao Galang is this Buddhist temple called Quan Am Tu Temple. Roughly 15 KMs the first Barelang Tonton bridge. It is very colorful and well maintained.
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I'm now going to Vietnamese Refugee Center
There is a lot to see in this area. Best to travel there by car and if possible, avoid going on Sundays when the Batam crowds descend on the place and bad driving can be spectacular.
Tara, Buddha Goddess of learning and knowledge
Tara, Buddha Goddess of learning and knowledge, is shown white in color. Indeed knowledge and learning should not be hidden, but be open and available to all.
Hindu Temple near to Pura Agung Temple
We went to beautiful Hindu Temple near this temple. We have not seen this Goddess with thier husbands in India. So better take a look. I think it can be only seen it in Batam.
SugarCan and Coconut Water in Toa Pek Kong Temple
Feel so thirsty. We enjoyed lot in having these drinks. It's very tasty. SugarCan is so delicious but not much sweet.
You can try out the para-sailing in Batam where you can have bird's eye view of the Riau peninsula. This is available near the Waterfront City at the north-western side of Batam.
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A touch of Chinese
On the Tour I was on around the island we came across the small Chinese complex for the local. These were some of the pagodas within that complex.
The Vihara Buddhi Bhakti temple is not just a tourist stop off... this temple is well used by the locals for their daily prayers and offerings.
Vihara Buddhi Bhakti temple in Nagoya, the largest town in Batam Island. Nagoya is supposed to be good for shopping. There is also a movie theatre there. Nagoya is also Batam’s entertainment centre.
These are the very distinctive Stilt Houses which line the beach areas around the island.
An inexpensive form of housing and what an idyllic location - not too hard to take at all.
The Town As It Was
Batam township as it was when I visited many years ago and I am very sure it has changed a great deal since then. Indonesia has spent spend millions on developing this exotic island.
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