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Galang Vietnamese Refugee Camp

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Address: Riau Islands Province, Indonesia
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This is my second visit to the Camp and this time I brought my children. My daughter was involved in some UN Youth activity so it was good for her to see how the UN worked to help... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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133 reviews
84 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is my second visit to the Camp and this time I brought my children. My daughter was involved in some UN Youth activity so it was good for her to see how the UN worked to help the refugees. It was an education for my kids to not take their comfortable life and peace for granted. Managed to see... More 

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S'pore
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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
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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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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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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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Address: Address: Riau Islands Province, Indonesia
Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Riau Islands Province  >  Riau Archipelago  >  Galang

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