Batam Centre is a town in Batam developed by the government to become the centre to business and commerce, but up till now it consists mainly of Government & offices Buidlings. Got only one big shopping mall : Mega Mall - Batam. Most of business and commerce is located in Nagoya
By Ferry Batam Center is one of ferry terminal from Singapore. So, if you say Batam Center, people will normally refer to this ferry terminal. The ferry ride is around 1 hour from Singapore to Batam
By Taxi You can take taxi from Airport to Batam Centre. Official taxi costs abt Rp80,000, but if you go out of airport you can get taxi for only Rp30,000. Just haggle & agree on price before go on board.
This Mosques has a beautiful 'pyramid' architecture. Quite good but already looks a bit old. Located across PEMDA Building & Mega Mall.
It has an interesting architecture with the "terrace" roof
This building embrace the local architecture.
This mall is quite a good mall like in Jakarta. It is linked to Batam Center ferry terminal with a bridge - entrance to bridge is on the top floor near the ferry departure customs checkpoint.
Many great coffee shops in Mega Mall with free WIFI and good speeds. JC Donuts and Bread talk outlets for a western snack fix.
The Harris Hotel is located directly left of the ferry terminal. It has rooms which have king and single beds. It also offers buffet breakfast for 85,000 rupiah. The current price per night for this 4 star hotel is 1,250,000 rupiah.
A big and "new" Buddhist Temple Located in Sungai Panas, on the way to Nagoya. It also has a vegetarian restaurant & buddhist school. You can take taxi for abt Rp.20,000, or take "Metro Trans" going to Bengkong, in front of Mega Mall for Rp3,000/person. Maha Vihara Duta Maireya