At present, Batam’s main entry point is , where streamlined fast and air-conditioned ferries bring hordes of quests from Singapore and Malaysia. The twenty-minute voyage is enlivened with free cool drink and video show, although some prefer to stand on the top deck and watch the sights. Ferries shuttle daily every half-hour between Singapore’s Finger Pier and harbor, and during peak period, even more frequently. For travelers’ convenience, there are hotel, taxi and ferry counters at the ferry terminal. Within walking distance from the terminal is Batam authority office. Further down the road overlooking harbor is Wisma Batam where we can see, upon request, an audiovisual presentation on Batam’s development up to 2005. Batam’s two popular FM stations, the Batam Zoo 1101.6 and Coast 100 are in the vicinity. Looking over the whole and the hilly interior is the Hilltop Hotel. Popular with long-staying guests as well as tourists, this hotel is to be expanded and upgraded to new heights. Its restaurant serves fine Indonesian food and western specialties. In try the Indonesian Delights, where regional Indonesian dishes are offered to the accompaniment of traditional dances.

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