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Family trip to Batam Island with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

Batam Even though Batam Island became an extremely attractive tourist destination only a few decays ago, it’s already can be considered as a perfect place for holidays with children. In some way, it is predetermined by the Indonesians’ attitude to their own kids, as they allow them anything they want. Well, probably just almost everything. For instance, it’s okay for locals to come to an important conference together with their child. All children can scamper about in the hall all together during such meetings. The local children are extremely active, that is why there are lots of playgrounds here on the island. Mini-football fields, basketball and tennis courts are always crowded, so a child can play with other kids anytime.
Batam is close to Singapore; it’s difficult to imagine, but just 30 years ago there had been only a small fishing village on its territory. In 1989 Batam has become a free trade zone … Open
The most attractive place for children is Ocarina Beach. And the real entertainment centre explains the popularity of the beach. There you can find a play-town for 3-5-year-old children, bike rental for those who’re a little bit older, swings and carousel of different kinds – what else children need to be happy? Every local large hotel has its own entertainment programs. During high seasons hotels organize different animation shows. Besides, you can leave your child in one of the children clubs, so you can spend some time on your own, too. Moreover, those kids who are already 8-years-old can take some diving lessons and then get the international children certificate by the end of the course, so they would be able to discover water areas and to see various underwater creatures with their own eyes.
Melayu Beach is a perfect destination for the casual family holiday. You don’t have to worry that your child would get too deep in the water as there is a gentle descent that would prevent such situations. Another attractive place is Viovio Beach. Children can play there with their beloved toys right on the beach instead of sitting in a small gazebo. Even though Dangas Beach is not that popular around the tourists, still it’s a perfect place for snorkeling with children, as the water here is so clear that you can enjoy seeing captivating underwater relief. Bale Beach is a perfect option for those whose kids don’t enjoy swimming and sunbathing all day long. Here you and your child can go and discover diverse mangrove trees which are growing just near the coast. Copyright
If you’re looking for European or American cuisine, you can easily find it here on Batam Island, too. There is a wide choice of hamburgers, sushi, Chinese noodles, pizzas, and pasta … Open
Your kid is found of extreme activities? Then Cabana Club worth visiting! Bunch of various entertainments is waiting for the tourists. Here your children and you can ride a jeep, try waterskiing, learn how to ride a sea kayak or rent snorkeling or fishing equipment. You can teach your kid how to ride water skies or surf in Batam WakePark or CableSki Park. But remember that small children are not able doing something like it, so it’s better to find something easier for them. For instance, you can take your baby to the excursion around Batam Island or the adjacent islands. We can promise you it would be a real journey for your kid.
Batam Babies would especially enjoy Batam Miniature House. It’s a small park where you can find dozens of miniature buildings designed in the traditional oriental style. If your child is interested in plants (particularly exotic ones) then Batam Botanical Garden worth visiting. There you can find a great collection of plants from all over the island. You can show your child the process of how lilies grow and tell him or her some amusing facts about all those lovely flowers in Taman Kolam Sekupang. Good shaped children would defiantly like a trip around the jungles enjoying local landscapes, flora, and fauna. There are lots of picturesque waterfalls on the island as well. Young climbers would also like the island, as there are several routes which are suitable for the beginners.
Indonesians are quite a contradictory nation. On Batam Island, you could either be surrounded by friendly people who are always ready to help, or you could collide with an aggressive youth … Open
Kids would also like local architecture. For example, don’t miss to see the Barelang Bridge. It looks highly attractive on the sunset and it actually looks like a part of a decoration for a Hollywood film. Your kid would also probably get interested in local temples which are quite peculiar for Europeans. The great example of it is the Tua Pek Kong Temple and its garden where you can enjoy seeing various vivid statues. Another unusual place is the Budhi Bhakti Temple. If you visit the village called Bakau Serip, you can show your kids how native Indonesians used to live, as the locals who live in this village are stuck to the traditional mode of life up to now; for example, they still do fishing and crafts on the everyday basis. The older children would really like to visit the renovated Vietnam War refugee camp. Nowadays it’s a museum.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Batam Island and surroundings

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Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Batam Island
♥   Amusement park 'SKI360 Cable Ski Park' , 17.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Universal Studios Singapore' Resorts World Sentosa, 22.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Gogreen Segway Rides & Bicycle Rental' Sentosa, 23 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Adventure Cove Water Park' Resorts World Sentosa, 23.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Underwater World' Sentosa, 23.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Batam Island
♥   Water park 'Universal Studios Singapore' , 22.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Wild Wild Wet' Pasir Ris, 24.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Legoland Water Park' Johor Bahru, 50.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Tiram Indoor Water Park' Johor Bahru, 53.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Wet World' Batu Pahat, 142.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all oceanariums
Aquariums in Batam Island and nearby
♥   Aquarium 'Marine Life Park' , 23.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Aquarium 'River Safari' , 35.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all zoos
Zoos and gardens in/near Batam Island
♥   Zoo 'River Safari' , 35.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Singapore Zoo' , 35.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Night Safari' Singapore, 35.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Jurong Bird Park' , 37.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Zoo Johor' Johor Bahru, Johor, 43.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Famous sights of Batam Island

Marine life park

From the series “The Coolest and Largest Oceanariums in the World”
The Aquarium of Singapore is famous for rare specimens of marine life. It is home to more than 20 bottlenose dolphins and bronze fish-hammer, which can’t be seen in every major aquarium of the world. Opening of the oceanarium was held in 2012. By now, it is the largest on the planet. … Read further

Masjid Sultan

From the series “Top Largest and Famous Mosques Worldwide”
At once there can be about 500 believers. The main peculiarity of the building is a huge gilded cupola. The mosque is situated on the territory of the popular touristic district Kampong Glam that’s why it is known mostly for every tourist. But not everybody knows that the first mosque was built there even at the beginning of the 19th century. Later the Muslim community has drastically increased and needed a bigger mosque. The building of the new mosque has begun by order of Sultan Hussain Shah. Until nowadays the mosque is named in honour of him. … Read further

Swissotel The Stamford

From the series “The World's Tallest Hotels”
On the 71st floor of the skyscraper there is a popular Equinox restaurant with circular panorama. Visitors will be able to test the most popular dishes of Asian and Western cuisine. Among the bars accessible to the hotel guests, one should especially mention the City Space. Delighted by the panorama of the city, visitors can taste the varieties of alcohol and elite cigars, brought from different parts of the world. … Read further
Car rental on Rentals in Batam Island

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The Hilton Kyoto hotel will be attractive to a wide range of guests. Leisure travelers will appreciate the close proximity to famous attractions such as Heian and Yasaka Temples, the Kyoto Imperial Palace, and the scenic Gion Historical District. In a few minutes, guests can reach the metro stations, the path to the sights of interest will not take much time. Read this


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Interesting places to visit with children around Batam Island

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