ENTRY PORT TO INDONESIA
Up and Coming Tourist Destination
As the third-busiest entry port to Indonesia next to Bali and Jakarta, Batam is one of the most popular tourist destinations, drawing 75% of its tourists from Singapore and Malaysia and 25% from China, South Korea and Vietnam. Batam is a free trade zone that also offers streamlined procedures for foreign property purchasers.
With Singapore serving as a regional hub for tech entrepreneurship and Indonesia being home to an increasingly competitive digital talent pool, Batam is shaping up to be a catalyst that can help bridge digital economies in the region, and embolden its collective digital performance.
The Indonesian government strongly supports Batam as its next up-and-coming tourist destination and will be investing approximately USD60 billion to make it work. Indonesia has begun building a 7km bridge linking Bintan and Batam which would also complement Singapore’s efforts to boost air-passenger traffic by building a fifth terminal for its Changi Airport.
RISING STAR OF RIAU
3rd-Busiest Entry Port
Popular Tourist Destination
Free Trade Zone
Strong Government Support
Bridging Digital Economies
BUSTLING BUSINESS GROWTH