Batam is an industrial boomtown, an emerging transport hub, a part of a free trade zone the Indonesia–Malaysia–Singapore Growth Triangle, located 20km (12mi) off Singapore's south coast. The 715-km2 (276-mi2) island, now just barely smaller in sizes to Singapore due to the latter's reclamation, is the core part of the municipality, of which 450km2 is classified as urban. Batam's 2,200 km2 municipality (administratively) covers a number of scattered islands and islets, with Galang and Rempang islands to the immediate south connected to Batam by short bridges, collectively called Barelang with these two islands maintaining their rural character. Bulan Island is also rural. The municipality has a population of 1,035,280 (prediction in May 2015)., also It is the closest part of Indonesia to Singapore, at a minimum land distance of 5.8km, similar in length to the Transbay Tube. As per the 2010 Census, it was the fastest-growing municipality in the nation, with a population growth rate of 11% per year.
Indonesia aims to welcome back foreign tourists to the resort islands of Bali, Bintan and Batam by the end of July, with a plan to speed up vaccinations in those areas to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus ... the reopening, said Uno, who was appointed to his post in December.
Indonesian maritime authorities have detained an Iranian tanker and a Chinese-operated VLCC for conducting an ship-to-ship transfer in a prohibited area ... At about 0530 hours, commanding officer Lt. Col ...View this post on Instagram. A post shared by Bakamla RI (@bakamla_ri). Both tankers were escorted to Batam for further investigation ... sanctions ... ....
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... to April 30, according to a notice pasted on its main gate seen by the Post ... “Normally, a ferryboat carries at least 50 people per trip; now it’s only 20 people,” Asmadi, chairman of the IndonesianNational Shipowners Association (INSA) in Batam, told the Post.
PHRI regional head in BatamMuhammad Mansur told the Post on Friday that between March 23 and March 26, as many as nine hotels in Batam had shut down operations, laying off more than 1,000 workers, as their occupancy rates had plunged to below 5 percent. .
Batam (ANTARA) - Batam MayorMuhammadRudi confirmed 20 investors plan to invest in the island city once the COVID-19 pandemic is over ... The investors have expressed their readiness to invest in Batam, he stated ... Batam's four public health posts closed over COVID-19 transmission.
Batam, Riau Islands (ANTARA) - A British national, identified as COVID-19 case number 661, has been declared free of the infection in Batam city in the Indonesian province of Riau Islands ... Three foreign nationals test positive for COVID-19 in Batam ... Batam's four public health posts closed over COVID-19 transmission.