Singapore may be hailed as the shopping destination in Southeast Asia, but Batam shopping hub is as vibrant as its neighbor.
Many Indonesians know Batam as the gate to Singapore. But if you enjoy the shopping spree in your trip, staying in Batam can give you more benefits than if you actually head to Singapore.
Batam shopping center, market, malls and factory outlets are as diverse as Singapore’s, and usually, boast lower prices. You can shop with both Indonesian Rupiahs and Singaporean Dollars; the latter is the unofficial second currency due to the high influx of people traveling to and from Singapore.