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“Normal bridge that related to other small island” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Barelang Bridge

Barelang Bridge
Riau Islands Province, Indonesia
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Ranked #5 of 38 things to do in Batam
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Normal bridge that related to other small island”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

One of the attractive place that traveler need to go and faced some experience to explore small sorrounding island.We can hire boat around IDR300;000 to explore the island within one hour plus.On the bridge we can stop and snap photos and buy drinks and snacks.Anyhow, to visit this place it takes three hours from the journey and to complete the small island visit.

Visited November 2013
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Semarang, Indonesia
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“Beautiful Place to Relax”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Interesting place!!! Such a nice place to take so many pictures with your fams or friends :) the longest bridge in Batam and so crowded but lovable ♡

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BATAM
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“Fantastic View of the sea and islands!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

A great sight indeed, the bridge is well built and suspended and the wind are strong! There are road side stalls selling roasted corn & coconut drinks as well while you appreciate the view from up there.
Do not attempt to climb out of the railings, many people has died from the impact of the fall into the shallow waters bellow.

Visited March 2013
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Pontianak, Indonesia
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“a series of huge bridge”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

it was a series of 6 huge bridge connecting island in this Batam-Rempang-Galang islands. the ocean scenery and the bay scenery are nice and peaceful

Visited September 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Breathtaking Sunset”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Firstly, do this only if you have
1. Arranged a driver for 1 day. (It's about 45mins drive subject to traffic from Batam City)
2. Want a different cultural view of actual Batam locals.

For me, I did and I don't regret.
Because
a) The bridge is spectacular and a magnificent piece of architecture.
But incomplete? What a pity.
b) On the bridge there were street hawkers and the locals would gawk at foreigners looking lost at this part of town.

Tip: Try the local "Rujak" (see my pictures) and it is absolutely delicious. We tried ours at a hawker stall names "Gendut Rujak". He speaks a little English and you will appreciate his 'showmanship' when making the dish.

PS: Do cross the bridge and have dinner at one of the local seafood restaurants. Cheap crabs!

Visited June 2013
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