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Address: Riau Islands Province, Indonesia

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Icon of batam island

It was about 10-15mins drive from Nagoya, the icon of batam island. But it took us abt 40-45mins to reach from our hotel instead. Nice scenery which u could catch after u drop-off... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

It was about 10-15mins drive from Nagoya, the icon of batam island. But it took us abt 40-45mins to reach from our hotel instead. Nice scenery which u could catch after u drop-off & take some pics.. Luckily its was breezy despite the hot sun..

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

It's a must to do list if you visit batam. I didn't took pictures in the bridge because it was so hot in the middle of the day and my baby boy was sleeping. I would suggest to come here near the afternoon or if it's not too sunny. There was a historic site called camp Vietnam in the 4th... More 

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Depok
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

the view was incredible, you can stop the car in the middle of the bridge to take some pictures. this one of the place you should visit when come to Batam. there is only one minus point that the place was little bit messy with trash, the local government should pay more attention on the maintenance and provide trash can

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Went there last month with my friends. The weather was nice so it was perfect. Quite far though so better go there by car.

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Batam, Indonesia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

poor service, average food, expensive for what I had, would not recommend it unless you have no other choice?

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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The Barelang Bridge is supposed to be a monument epitomising the ideals of Batam, bold, new modern, practical. Instead it is a massive open air litter bin where hordes of teenagers gather every night, and families at weekends, seemingly to see just how much rubbish they can pile up between them. Add to that double parking, food vendors blocking the... More 

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Ashland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I was in Batam for two weeks on a business trip and wanted something to do over the weekend. All the locals said to visit the Barelang bridge, so I took a cab from the hotel I was staying at. Living in the US, I see bridges like this a lot, so I guess it wasn't anything special to me.... More 

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I have travelled 3 of the 6 linked islands, including Batam of course. It is a nice bridge to look at and to take photos and it sure will evoke memories years down the road. They may want to include more activities over there. :)

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Ampang
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

In my opinion, It is not really about the bridge. It is about the view. The view was excellent. It is a spot to chill with buddies and families. Parking by the bridge cost you Rp10k (with receipt, not by the authority but by the locals). Buy food at the roadside stalls before you approach the bridge so you could... More 

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Shanghai, China
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Nice place for a couple of pics. Definitely a nice piece of architecture- impressive among shacks where locals live and work. Makes you wonder why government is more interested in building grandiose public projects instead of improving standards of living of their ordinary citizens. Nice stop on the way to Restorant Kelong that is only about 10 more minutes from... More 

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