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Which ferry to Batam is best?

Post by 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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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 30 May 2013 3:13 pm

The one that's not leaking? :P
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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Re: Which ferry to Batam is best?

Post by emmklise31 » Mon, 02 Aug 2021 8:34 pm

Unfortunately last week during my trip from batam back to Singapore ;, 1 thing that really bothered me and it's a letdown considering I am happy with everything else .......... Cockroaches can be seen visibility on the ferry

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Post by malcontent » Mon, 02 Aug 2021 11:49 pm

I wouldn’t have thought it possible to easily make trips to Batam during these Covid times… how did you manage that?
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Post by sndy » Tue, 03 Aug 2021 6:27 pm

^^^curious too

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Post by Jgrif96229 » Wed, 04 Aug 2021 12:29 pm

Same same curios also. I miss my free and easy trips. Don Don Donki occupies part if Vivo ferry terminal now. Every ferry desk is closed.
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Re: Which ferry to Batam is best?

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 04 Aug 2021 2:22 pm

emmklise31 (from the first post I checked the IP addy) has a pong to it definitely, but the problem is it's a local IP addy, not our normal suspects and usually the only infractions we get from local addys are the occasional advertiser, child, or resident trolls. I've been watching this one and I'm pretty sure while it's a local IP address, I don't think it is originating from here but probably via proxy. A search on the name turns up on only one English site (this one) all the rest turn up Eastern European forums. As emmklise31 hasn't responded in several days and all three posts were on the same day as registration in a spread of 8 minutes ......
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Post by tiktok » Wed, 04 Aug 2021 3:46 pm

I checked the 3 posts made by the user and they're not selling anything. So who cares where their IP is located?

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Post by malcontent » Wed, 04 Aug 2021 4:21 pm

I’m more interested to understand the motivation behind these intrusions… is it really worth it for them to get some kind of foothold in this forum? Even if they are advertising, do they really manage to sell anything? I also wonder if it might be a bot of some kind - using a type of AI algorithm to generate seemingly relevant comments but not quite… I know such technology exists, it existed even 20 years ago. But the thing that puzzles me to no end is why.
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Re: Which ferry to Batam is best?

Post by tiktok » Wed, 04 Aug 2021 4:44 pm

I don't think the AI technology exists to create such atrocious grammar and humanly weird yet topical content as emmklise31's post above :)
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