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“The biggest bridge in Batam” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Barelang Bridge

Barelang Bridge
Riau Islands Province, Indonesia
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Ranked #2 of 32 things to do in Batam
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Singapore, Singapore
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“The biggest bridge in Batam”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Just like other normal bridge, with scenery view of next island and bay. Usually people stop by and hang around the bridge side, but i heard nowdays is not allowed anymore. The bridge was constructed to connect Batam Island with Rempang Island and Galang Island. In total there are 7 bridges to connect these 3 big islands.
There are plenty good local seafood nearby the island after Barelang bridges. They called it "Kelong".

Visited November 2011
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“Interesting.....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Visiting Batam will not complete without visiting this landmark...consisting of 6 big bridges, if I'm not mistaken..

Connecting Batam, Rembang and Galang islands, these bridges spread across beautiful blue sea and small islands...

Interesting indeed, though it was a bit tricky to park and take pictures here..The favorite one is the second bridge, the cable-stayed one...

Many street vendors along the bridge and many people spend their afternoon by the bridge..

Worth a visit ..

Visited September 2012
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“SO SO bridge”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

There has 8 Bridges in island. You can reach there by taxi but quite expensive but you can bagain them. I think view is ok not bad.

Visited August 2012
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“Bridge, Sight Seeing, History of Vietnamese Refugee Camp”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

These bridges connect 5 islands, it takes 50 minutes to go from the 1st bridge to the last, a lot of street food sell in the 1st bridge, which is the main and biggest bridge. A visit not on weekend will be more quiet.

Except of the bridges, you can see beaches and jungle on the way. You also can see Vietnamese refugee camp sites in Galang Island which was built by UN for 250 thousands refugee, this sites has many empty buldings now and has become a tourist attractions, it was houses, and a place for praying for some different religion, and also UNHCR Office, there is also cemetary for the passed away refugee on the other side of the island.

Along the way, you will see many farm. Bring sun block, food, snacks and drink, because not so many restaurants on the way. This places is mostly sight seeing, but for the Vietnamese refugee sites, it is a history, humanism, and proof of a care between countries in the world

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galang_Refugee_Camp

Visited September 2011
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“Jus like any other bridges”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Nothing much to see. Jus the same as any other bridges around the world.. This bridges connects to small islands around batam...

Visited October 2011
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