Batam Center is a town in Batam developed by the government to become the center to business and commerce, but up till now it consists mainly of Government & offices Buidlings. Got only one big shopping mall : Mega Mall - Batam. Most of business and commerce is located in Nagoya
By Ferry Batam Center is one of ferry terminal from Singapore. So, if you say Batam Center, people will normally refer to this ferry terminal.
By Taxi You can take taxi from Airport to Batam Centre. Official taxi costs abt Rp80,000, but if you go out of airport you can get taxi for only Rp30,000. Just haggle & agree on price before go on board.
- Masjid Raya (Grand Mosque)
This Mosques has a beautiful 'pyramid' architecture. Quite good but already looks a bit old. Located across PEMDA Building & Mega Mall.
- Otorita Batam Building (Batam Development Board Building)
It has an interesting architecture with the "terrace" roof
- PEMDA Building (Local Government Building)
This building embrace the local architecture.
- Mega Mall - Batam
This mall is quite a good mall like in Jakarta. It is linked to Batam Center ferry terminal with a bridge
Many great coffee shops in Mega Mall with free WIFI and good speeds. JC Donuts and Bread talk outlets for a western snack fix.
- Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya
A big and "new" Buddhist Temple Located in Sungai Panas, on the way to Nagoya. It also has a vegetarian restaurant & buddhist school. You can take taxi for abt Rp.20,000, or take "Metro Trans" going to Bengkong, in front of Mega Mall for Rp3,000/person. Maha Vihara Duta Maireya
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