Batam Centre Ferry Terminal
Batam has always been the gateway to a variety of entertainment in Indonesia. Its location is closer to Singapore rather than to the capital city, making Batam undoubtedly popular among tourists especially from Singapore and Malaysia. One of the most popular things to do is going to Batam via ferry. With only 45 to 70 minutes of sailing, the ferry is affordable transportation to go to Batam from Singapore or Malaysia and vice versa.
There are several ferry terminals in Batam and one of them is Batam Centre Ferry Terminal. As the name implies, it is situated in the heart of Batam city where the government has developed its commercial and business districts. The terminal is complemented with facilities such as money changers, ATMs, souvenir shops, fast food. However, as this is the most centralized ferry terminal, expect a bit of crowd and queue upon clearing immigration.
As the center of business and commercial district, when arriving in Batam Center Ferry Terminal, you will be greeted with entertainment centers. If you’re looking for shopping centers, then you have chosen the right ferry terminal for it is integrated with several facilities.
Here’s the list of things to do near Batam Centre Ferry Terminal
Shop and Eat at Mega Mall Batam Center
Mega Mall Batam Center is integrated with the ferry terminal itself. Aside from its strategic location, Mega Mall Batam Centre is also one of the biggest in Batam. Here you can find literally anything you’re looking for like electronics, clothing, groceries, and cinema are all available here. You can also expect an event held every week within its huge atrium. Popular brands like A&W, J.Co, Starbucks, Llao Llao, are also here to satisfy your fancy fast food cravings.
Tua Pek Kong Temple (Vihara Budhi Bakti)
Only 15 minutes away from Batam Center Ferry Terminal stands a historical landmark in Batam, Tua Pek Kong Temple, also known as Vihara Budhi Bhakti. Tua Pek Kong is the oldest temple here and is heavily influenced by Chinese architecture. Visiting Tua Pek Kong would feel like time-traveling. Its interior is mostly classic red, lanterns are hanging down from the ceiling. Religious ceremonies are still being held here and this temple is still being used by the worshippers. Outside, you can find a small park with statues adorning the place like the statue of Maitreya Buddha or Goddess Kuan Im.
Mega Wisata Ocarina Batam
Mega Wisata Ocarina Batam is an amusement park located at a prime location, beachside. From Batam Centre Ferry Terminal, it only takes about 15 to 20 minutes. Upon entering, you will be greeted by the attractive Shio statues of the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals. Mega Wisata Ocarina Park is completed with various rides such as Giant Wheel, Flying Fox, 360 Madness, Aerorail, Merry Go Round, and many more, perfect for the whole family. If you’re looking for a place to shoot content or flood your social feeds, there are also dozens of selfie spots to take fun pictures with!
Where to Stay Near Batam Centre Ferry terminal
- Best Western Premier Panbil
- Grand I Hotel Batam
- HARRIS Hotel Batam Center
- Harmoni One Convention Hotel and Service Apartments