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Galang Vietnamese Refugee Camp

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Address: Riau Islands Province, Indonesia
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Great educational spot for youths

The refugee camp kept most of the things intact, with lots of photos displayed in one of the larger rooms. For most of us who has never seen or understood about refugees, it is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2014
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S'pore
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The refugee camp kept most of the things intact, with lots of photos displayed in one of the larger rooms. For most of us who has never seen or understood about refugees, it is a good learning experience to tour this place.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This is the place where we can learn the human tragedy and the history of Indonesia's presence on the International stage. We are transported back to a part tragedy when thousands of Vietnemese left their country to seek refugee by using wooden boats. We visited the barrack where the refugee lived, the church, the vihara, the hospital and the cemetry.... More 

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Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Nothing much on Pulau Galang, except for this "museum" with small exhibits and a wooden shacky chapel. The beaches were horrendously murky and filthy and not worth the 1-1.5 hour drive from Batam Centre. Can give it a miss.

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Singapore, Singapore
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81 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

This is probably the most interesting place to visit from Batam. It is a little far and you will need your own vehicle. This place is the remnant of what was previously a refugee camp. During the Vietnam war when refugees arrived on he shores of Singapore, they were invariably dragged back out to sea by the Singapore Navy and... More 

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