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.