Tanjung Batu is a city on Kundur island in the Riau archipelago. It has a busy waterfront and a couple of streets lined with shops. Its not the most charming of towns, unlike Tanjung Balai on Karimun which somehow has more atmosphere. Nevertheless, the town is very quiet and relaxed, except for the many ojek (motorcycle taxis) drivers who will constantly yell out to you and ask whether you want a ride (or, if you are a man, a woman!). The main commercial streets are Jalan Merdeka where the market is, and the shop-lined Jalan Jend Sudirman. The waterfront is also interesting with many boats loading and unloading goods. Just relax and enjoy the feeling of being in a timeless tropical port.
Several ferries a day depart to Tanjung Batu from Sekupang on Batam and Tanjung Balai on Karimun. Less frequent ferries depart from Tanjung Pinang on Bintan and from Tembilahan on Sumatra. See the Kundur page for details.
Most buildings here have an additional "bird house" on their roofs, housing thousands of swallows. The owners will harvest "birds nest" - a protein-rich gelatin-like substance formed from the saliva of the swallows - which is in high demand by the Chinese who consume them as a health supplement.
Fishing, relax and karaoke at Hotel Gembira and Restaurant Gembira. Visit the wet market in the morning. Hive of actvity, where many fresh items are sold. Can see chicken slaughtered, and plucked clean. Fishes prepared fresh.
Also,at the side of Vihara Dharmma Shanti,there has a Warnet called Polaris Computerindo for kids who love to play computer games like DOTA Allstars or Counter Strike.
At Jalan Jenderal Sudirman (Jalan Besar) in front of Masjid Raya and Vihara Dharma Shanti, there are chicken rice and a kind of clear soup, and at Jalan Merdeka, there are food courts called Pujasera\Akau\Pasar around 5.00\6.00 PM to 12.00\1.00 AM.
For bottled drinking water get the local produced AVIGA spring water from PT. Citra Alam Sumber Wita costs Rp 2.000 for a 1500 ml bottle.
Heineken beer costs Rp 15.000 at Ah Kun's Saho Seafood Restaurant (三好海鲜煮炒) and Rp 17.000 at Hotel Gembira restaurant, respectively. The Restaurant Gembira the Place more Relaxing.
You can do shopping in Mini Market Gembira at Jl. Jend. Sudirman Komplek Gembira No. 18. Tel: +62-779-22235.Also you can shopping in the Jalan Jend. Sudirman straight line were there are many shops you can find.Businessman can find some stores like Toko Sogo, Toko Joni etc.