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Is it safe for 2 ladies to visit Batam for a 2D1N visit?

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Is it safe for 2 ladies to visit Batam for a 2D1N visit?

Hello,

As I have heard from my parents that Batam is a place for guys so I was wondering if this is true as they have went there before and advised me that nt to visit without accompanied with more people.

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1. Re: Is it safe for 2 ladies to visit Batam for a 2D1N visit?

i have been to batam as a pair of girls for > 5 times already and have faced no problems. Most of the time i travel around in taxi or hotel shuttle.

Just take the usual precautions. Do not stay out too late and do not venture into dodgy dark alleys and lanes.

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2. Re: Is it safe for 2 ladies to visit Batam for a 2D1N visit?

Thanks for ur kind reply! Alright I shall be stay indoors at night to play safe haha..

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3. Re: Is it safe for 2 ladies to visit Batam for a 2D1N visit?

Thanks for ur kind reply! Alright I shall be stay indoors at night to play safe haha..

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4. Re: Is it safe for 2 ladies to visit Batam for a 2D1N visit?

Batam is not that scary =) let me know when you plan to visit again. I can recommend you some nice places for massage and spa and most importantly, MAKAN PLACES!!!

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5. Re: Is it safe for 2 ladies to visit Batam for a 2D1N visit?

Thanks i agree nt that scary just that i duno hw to speak the language ahaha~

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6. Re: Is it safe for 2 ladies to visit Batam for a 2D1N visit?

So I take it you came to Batam already? How was your trip?

Well not being able to speak Indonesian can be inconvenient but i'm sure you got through just fine =) Most established business here have a few employees who can speak some English. And most Chinese here can speak Mandarin. If those don't work, just use body language and calculator. hahahaa

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7. Re: Is it safe for 2 ladies to visit Batam for a 2D1N visit?

Yes! Went to Batam during May previously ~

A one day tour via coach & with tour guide who speaks fluent Mandarin, all is fine just that the prices of goods such as dry groceries, local delicacies were equally around the price i can get in singapore so was rather disappointed.

However, the Walls brand ice-cream especially Magnum is definitely a must to try at Batam as it's sold half the price of what singapore is selling at. Haha~ My friend ate 3 Magnum ice-cream within a day. Overall, enjoyed go-kart and seafood lunch the best.

Are you an Indonesian? As you seems to be very familiar with Batam =)

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8. Re: Is it safe for 2 ladies to visit Batam for a 2D1N visit?

Yes, I am Indonesian and I live in Batam =) Crossing over to singapore every now and then though.

Well, sad to hear but you paid those prices because you went with tour agent =) They want commissions too you know. hahaha...

OMG YES! MAGNUM is cheap here. But too bad we don't have the Magnum Gold and Double Caramel flavor! Still, we have chocolate truffle and the rest! yummy!

Which Go-Kart did you go too? Was it the one near Golden View Hotel? It's quite fun. I did flying fox there too... though not too high but still quite exciting =)

Let me know next time you come, I will recommend you to other makan places, seafood, bbq, chinese, local indonesian food, whatever... so many to choose from!

Glad you enjoyed your trip!

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9. Re: Is it safe for 2 ladies to visit Batam for a 2D1N visit?

Hello. What food places are there to try? I'm planning to bring my family there minus the tours... :D

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10. Re: Is it safe for 2 ladies to visit Batam for a 2D1N visit?

Liltintz, you are in the wrong thread! hahaha..

Anyway, too many good food!!! lol... the really good ones you need some local to bring you there. First of all, please check out the other post by me here.

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g297717-i9135-k476…

Let me know if you need other info. PM me for faster response.

Thanks and enjoy!