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“Breathtaking Sunset” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barelang Bridge

Barelang Bridge
Ranked #3 of 59 things to do in Batam
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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Breathtaking Sunset”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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English first
Singapore, null, Singapore
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful Bridge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

The bridge is beautiful....It has a total of 7 bridges.....These bridges was built for tourist to visit the Vietnamese refugee camp, now the camp has become a historical place.....

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Azman S
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Paranaque, Philippines
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60 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“View while eating a Crab or Shrimps”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

The view is very nice and buying crabs or shrimps from a street vendor is a definite experience. For those who do not like spicy dips so much you can just go for the food. Some also sell junk food and drinks for those hot days. Our driver told us many jump off that bridge to commit suicide. Really don't miss out on taking pictures.

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Melizza V
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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Why people park their vehicles on the bridge?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

Batam has ignorance people. They don't bother to think it is dangerous to park 100+ vehicles on the bridge.

The bridge itself has a beautiful view. Like to spend some times there.

Visited March 2013
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“my review”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

nice view for the top of the bridge, very windy. for those who have more time could go to Jembatan 5 to the beach area.

Visited January 2013
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Thank AKOsman
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