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All online taxi/transport apps halted in Batam?

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All online taxi/transport apps halted in Batam?

I hear all transport apps like Uber, Grab, Gojek have been halted in Batam since June 2017. Is this true? Going to batam on ferry soon, should we get a taxi from taxi counter in terminal or outside?

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1. Re: All online taxi/transport apps halted in Batam?

batam resident here.

yeah that was from couple weeks ago and the official statement from local government (so far) is to halt any kind of online transportation till further notice, some of gojek rider decide not to wear their jacket till things cool down but i have seen some others wear their jacket back.

i think you should have backup place if no online transport pick your order.

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2. Re: All online taxi/transport apps halted in Batam?

Gojek is still working. Blue Bird too (not app-based, but you can give them a call) but they won't pick up inside mall/harbour area.

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3. Re: All online taxi/transport apps halted in Batam?

Taxi is available almost everywhere. You don't have to look for them, they will come to you. It's about RP50,000 or approximately S$5+ for a taxi.

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Yes! it's me

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Hi. I want to know the following up issues of the Gojek in Batam. Are they still operating lately? Because I read some news from online media, they stop operating since June. Many thanks.

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6. Re: All online taxi/transport apps halted in Batam?

They are all still in operations as of the time of this post

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7. Re: All online taxi/transport apps halted in Batam?

It is still available for booking as of now, but I would recommend you take a taxi from the taxi counter - which is safer. The situation there is still a little complicated, so I would not take the risk to take Grab just a save a few bucks...

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8. Re: All online taxi/transport apps halted in Batam?

How about Gojek? Is it still available? Looks like their office is closed.

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i would like to know the taxi fare from ferry terminal batam centre to nagoya hill

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10. Re: All online taxi/transport apps halted in Batam?

can try blue bird (by meter) but they are not allow to pick up passenger from ferry terminals / hotels / shopping malls.

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