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Which ferry to Batam is best?

Postby BedokAmerican » Thu, 30 May 2013 2:38 pm

There's the Batam Fast Ferry, Sindo Ferry, Holiday City Ferry & Prima Ferries (and there could be others) Which one do you recommend?

I'm thinking of going for a day trip in a few weeks. Thanks.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 30 May 2013 3:13 pm

The one that's not leaking? :P

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 30 May 2013 5:38 pm

They're all roughly the same, depends if you want to go to Batam Center or Harbor Bay.

Batam Center is a bit remote, but it is where the big outlet (junk) mall is.

Harbor Bay is more in the middle of the "city" and what passes for night life if you're going there for that. It's also closer to Nagoya Hills ("upscale"), Harbor Bay (expat focused development "in the city"), and Kampung Bule (Girl bars if the name didn't give it away).

If you want the 'city', I prefer Harbor Bay. If you want just the outlet mall, golfing, or one of the remote resorts, Batam Center is OK.

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Postby Sergei82 » Thu, 30 May 2013 6:07 pm

Dunno, used Pacific Ferry this weekend. It didn't sink, so I'm happy.

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Postby BedokAmerican » Fri, 31 May 2013 12:36 pm

Ok, thanks for the info. Hopefully whatever ferry I pick won't sink.

It sounds like Harbor Bay might be the better destination option because it seems like there's more to do there. I've got nothing against shopping, I just don't like being hassled by vendors trying to sell me everything under the sun.

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Postby BillyB » Fri, 31 May 2013 1:16 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:The one that's not leaking? :P


Or the one that gets you out of Batam.....

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Postby dojob1234 » Thu, 06 Jun 2013 2:29 pm

Yeah. I think depending on which harbour you alighting...
I prefer BatamFast though... Reason being cause it's of bigger ship :D


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