USEFUL INFORMATION

I have put together a list of Useful Information that may assist you during your stay in Batam Island or if you are traveling elsewhere in Indonesia. It covers a broad range of information and I hope it is helpful



List of topics

The currency used in Batam (and all of Indonesia) is the Indonesian Rupiah (Rp). The demoninations of notes are Rp1,000, Rp5,000, Rp10,000, Rp20,000, Rp50,000 and Rp100,000.

Foreign Embassies in Indonesia

General Consulate of Australia in Bali

Australia (Bali)

General Consulate of Australia in Bali, Indonesia

Embassy of Canada in Jakarta Canada

Embassy of Canada in Jakarta, Indonesia

Embassy of The Czech Republic in Jakarta Czech Republic

Embassy of The Czech Republic in Jakarta, Indonesia

Royal Danish Embassy in Jakarta Denmark

Royal Danish Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia

Embassy of France in Jakarta France

Embassy of France in Jakarta, Indonesia

Embassy of Germany in Jakarta Germany

Embassy of Germany in Jakarta, Indonesia

Embassy of Hungary in Jakarta Hungary

Embassy of Hungary in Jakarta, Indonesia

Embassy of India in Jakarta India

Embassy of India in Jakarta, Indonesia

Embassy of Iran in Jakarta Iran

Embassy of Iran in Jakarta, Indonesia

Embassy of Italy in Jakarta Italy

Embassy of Italy in Jakarta, Indonesia

Embassy of Japan in Jakarta Japan

Embassy of Japan in Jakarta, Indonesia

Embassy of The Netherlands in Jakarta Netherlands

Embassy of The Netherlands in Jakarta, Indonesia

Embassy of Sweden in Jakarta Sweden

Embassy of Sweden in Jakarta, Indonesia

Embassy of Switzerland in Jakarta Switzerland

Embassy of Switzerland in Jakarta, Indonesia

Embassy of The United Kingdom in Jakarta United Kingdom

Embassy of The United Kingdom in Jakarta, Indonesia

Embassy of The United States of America in Jakarta United States of America

Embassy of The United States of America in Jakarta, Indonesia

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The Singapore Consulate

Is located on the 8th floor of the Sumatra Convention Center in Batam Center (next to the Batam Center ferry terminal).
Opens daily from 8.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5.00pm, except on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
The Singapore Consulate
Jalan Engku Putri, Batam Center
Batam - Indonesia
Tel: (62) (778) 470 070, 470 071
Fax: (62) (778) 470 076

Batam Government Departments

Batam Municipality Office
Jalan Engku Putri No: 1 Batam Center
Batam - Indonesia
Tel: (62) (778) 462 164, 462 217
Fax: (62) (778) 466 740

Batam Industrial Development Authority
Batam Center
Batam - Indonesia
Tel: (62) (778) 462 047, 462 048
Fax: (62) (778) 462 240, 462 456
Inquiries: inquiry@batam.go.id

Hospitals and Medical Clinics in Batam

Awal Bros Hospital
Gajah Mada St., Baloi
Tel: (62) (778) 431 777
Fax: (62) (778) 431 778

Batam Medical Centre
Raden Patah St., Baloi
Tel: (62) (778) 455 541

St. Elizabeth Hospital
Anggrek St., Block 2, Baloi
Tel: (62) (778) 457 357
Fax: (62) (778) 457 710

Budi Kemuliaan Hospital
Seraya St., Baloi
Tel: (62) (778) 454 044
Fax: (62) (778) 454 045

Casa Medical Centre
Komplex Panbil Industrial Estate
Tel: (62) (778) 371 000

Batam Schools

The small Batam International School is located in Sekupang. It was founded in September 1999 by a group of parents and members of the expatriate business community. The newer and larger Sekolah Global Indo-Asia at Batam Center caters to better off Chinese families. Expat kids have to pay about 50% higher tuition fees than locals. Due to the close proximity of Singapore, a number of expats still send their teenage children to one of Singapore's many international schools

Courier and Postal Services in Batam

Batam Courier Services

TNT Batam / PT. Skypak International
Jalan Imam Bonjol Kavling 102-103 Gedung Jamsostek Lt.1
Batam
Tel: 62 (778) 453 525
TNT Indonesia

DHL Express Batam / PT. Birotika Semesta
Jalan Kenanga Lot 253 Batamindo Industrial Park
Muka Kuning, Batam
Tel: 62 (778) 612 171
Fax: 62 (778) 612 163
DHL Indonesia

UPS Batam
Komplex Inti Batam Blok C No. 12 A
Jalan Laksamana Bintam, Sei Panas, Batam
Tel: (62) (778) 427 381
Fax: (62) (778) 427 382
UPS Indonesia

FEDEX Batam
Jalan Yos Sudarso Kav.2
No. 66, Batu Ampar, Batam
Tel: (62) (778) 427 800
Fax: (62) (778) 427 212
FEDEX Indonesia

JNE Batam
Komplex Pasar Tiban Centre Blok J No. 8
Batam
Tel: (62) (778) 351 637
Fax: (62) (778) 351 651
JNE Indonesia

Tiki Courier
Jalan Raja Ali Haji
Komplex Wijaya Mustika
Blok F6-7, Nagoya, Batam
Tel: (62) (778) 458 447
Fax: (62) (778) 451 119

Pandusiwi Courier
Jalan Raja Ali Haji
Komplex Jodoh Square 11
Blok CC, No. 5, Batam
Tel: (62) (778) 425 985
Fax: (62) (778) 425 987

Batam Postal Services

Pos Indonesia Nagoya
Komplex Wija Kusumu, Blok E No. 1, Nagoya, Batam
Tel: (62) (778) 456 726


Pos Indonesia Batam Center
Jalan Sudirman No. 1, Batam Center
Tel: (62) (778) 462 416

Useful Batam Telephone Numbers

Batam Police Station
Jalan Engku Putri Gedung Bida Amex II
Batam
Tel: (62) (778) 464 058
Fax: (62) (778) 464 091

Batam Fire Department
Tel: (62) (778) 322 004
Fax: (62) (778) 352 622

Batam Immigration Department
Kantor Imigrasi Kelas Khusus Batam
Tel: (62) (778) 462 070

Batam Power Company – PT. PLN
Jalan Engku Putri 3, Batam Center
Tel: (62) (778) 463 150
Fax: (62) (778) 463 151
PT. PLN Customer Service
Jalan Jenderal Sudirman Gardu Induk Baloi
Batam
Tel: (62) (778) 310 719
Fax: (62) (778) 451 451

Batam Water Company – PT. ATB
Main Office: Kantor WTP Dam, Muka Kuning
Batam
Tel: (62) (778) 371 371
Fax: (62) (778) 371 308
PT. ATB Customer Service
First City Kmplex, Blok A1, No. 35
Batam Center Mall
Tel: (62) (778) 465 566
Fax: (62) (778) 467 141

Some Indonesian Do's and Don'ts

Do ensure your passport and valuables are placed in a safe or safety box at your hotel.
Carry a photocopy of your passport identification pages and your entry/departure card in case you are asked for ID by the police or some other authority.

Don't carry or display large sums of cash and be a little wary when using and leaving ATM machines (take a look at who might be watching and waiting – if suspicious consider going elsewhere).

Do secure your wallet, especially in crowds, pubs, nightclubs, karaoke's, discos and the like. Consider placing reserve credit or debit cards in the hotel safety box with your passport or carry cards in pockets other than where you keep your wallet.

Do consider a money belt or some other secure way of carrying cards or cash that you can wear under your clothing.

Don't walk around Nagoya by yourself at night and check with hotel staff, resident ex-pats or trusted locals before walking alone in the daylight hours into any areas other than the immediate inner shopping district. They will let you know whether it is safe.

Do be selective about taxis and transport and generally stick to hotel taxis or recommended drivers or operators.

Don't talk too much and don't get involved under any circumstances in any altercation with a local. Be polite, smile and walk away.

Do be careful about people who want to take you to venues or places you do not know for alleged shopping bargains or personal services, especially if they are away from the mainstream. Never take up such an invitation alone.

Don't be careless with your valuables if you invite a girl from a disco or a chance meeting to visit you in your hotel room.



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