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“Iconic bridge for the locals”
Review of Barelang Bridge

Barelang Bridge
Ranked #2 of 87 things to do in Batam
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

The Barelang Bridge or (Jembatan Barelang in Bahasa Indon language) is a chain of 6 bridges of various designs that connects the islands of Batam, Rempang, and Galang, giving the system its name." Ba-Re-Lang". Ba for Batam ; Re for Rempang and lang for Galang. All 6 bridges are of different designs. The bridges were built to connect the island for development purposes. the 6 bridges are called 1.Teuku Fisabilillah Bridge 2.Nara Singa Bridge 3. Ali Haji Bridge 4. Sultan Zainal Abidin Bridge 5. Tuanku Tambusai Bridge 6. Raja Kecil Bridge.

The total stretch of all 6 bridges total to 2 kilometers. Traveling from the first bridge to the last takes about 60 minutes and it is about 50KM. The Barelang Bridge No.5 is a arch bridge with total length of 385 meters and construction started in 1992.

The bridge has now become an icon to the locals. It is more of a tourist attraction. At night it become a lover haunt. Couples like to hang along the bridge. The strange thing is there are no lights along the bridge so couple love this spot...hehe. it is also nice to the see the sun-set from here.

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Reviewed July 14, 2014

It was nice to see the effort of the people who build the bridge. On the bridge you can get to see a lot of locals either fishing or selling stuff. It was an introduction to their local culture.

Thank zsiti
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Reviewed July 6, 2014

I can't think of any point why someone would go there apart that there isn't much to do in Batam on a sunday afternoon.
Kind of sad to make the trip to see a bridge...

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Reviewed July 5, 2014

Its like a different world when you're looking out over the islands.
Shows Batam in a different light.

go to the seafood restaurant nearby also, it is superb.

Thank Dons1977
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Reviewed July 3, 2014

Okay place but good seafood restaurant nearby which served excellent food and the location was brilliant

Thank shash l
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