Batam CentreBatam developed by the government to become the center to business and commerce, but up till now it consists mainly of Government & offices Buildings. Most of business and commerce is located in Nagoya.
Batam Centre is one of ferry terminal from Singapore. So, if you say Batam Centre, people will normally refer to this ferry terminal. The ferry ride is around 1 hour from Singapore to Batam
By Taxi You can take taxi from Airport to Batam Centre. Official taxi costs about 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 RayaThis Mosques has a beautiful 'pyramid' architecture. Quite good but already looks a bit old.
Otorita Batam BuildingIt has an interesting architecture with the "terrace" roof.
PEMDA BuildingThis building embrace the local architecture.
Outside of the city
Maha Vihara Duta MaitreyaA big and "new" Buddhist Temple Located in Sungai Panas, on the way to Nagoya. It also has a vegetarian restaurant & buddhist school. To get there take a taxi for about Rp.20,000, or take "Metro Trans" going to Bengkong, in front of Mega Mall for Rp3,000/person.
Mega Mall - BatamThis mall is quite a good mall like in Jakarta.
JC Donuts and Bread talk outlets for a western snack fix.