Saturday, 11 April 2015

VISIT TO BATAM ISLAND

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VISIT TO BATAM ISLAND


Your Guide to Vacation AMAZING INDONESIA ( holiday travel guide )

Batam is a small but busy island in Indonesia of 45 square km and nearly a million people, hundreds of multinational owned factories, towns, shopping centres and gateway to the Riau Islands. Batam Island is a most wanted destination for those seeking relaxing and unique experience among Asian's lands. Luxurious beach resorts, wild nature and great seafood to name a few of the attractive features of Batam Island.




 Located only 20km from Singapore and 25km from Johor in Malaysia, this strategic position makes it easily accessible by air and water and thus a desired tourist and business destination. So Batam Island become an industrial hub with electronics factories, a large and growing ship repair industry and an even larger oil service sector. Quite a few experts head there for work, and pubs and golf courses have sprung up to serve them.
Situated on the equator, Batam as the whole Indonesia has a typical equatorial climate. East and West monsoons change the humidity by bringing dry air between June and September and occasional rains from December through March. The weather is constant and change with only a few degrees throughout the whole year. The average temperatures vary between 23-28oC and consequently the ideal time to visit the island would depend on your personal plans and free time.
The official language on the island is Indonesian, but due to the sizeable Chinese population, Chinese dialects like Teochew and Mandarin are somewhat widely spoken.
Local languages are also used by the residents who come from other areas, such as language Minang, Batak language, Java language, the language of Makassar, and also the Chinese language. This happens because Batam is a place where various tribes meet.

Batam Island is a great place for relaxing so don’t missed this chance...

 • Parasailing is a recreational activity where a person is towed behind a vehicle (usually a boat) while attached to a specially designed parachute, known as a parasail. The boat then drives off, carrying the parascender into the air. If the boat is powerful enough, two or three people can parasail behind it at the same time. The parascender has little or no control over the parachute.

Cable skiing is a way to water ski (or wakeboard), where the skier's rope and handle are pulled by an electrically driven cable, where as traditionally a waterskier is being pulled by a motorboat. This cable is actually two cables running parallel to one another with carriers between them. The carriers are metal plates with hooks on them which allow the tow rope to be attached and detached easily without shutting the system down. The cable is generally suspended 15-20 feet (5-7m) off of the water.

Go-Karting is a variant of open-wheel motor sport with simple, small four-wheeled vehicles called karts, go-karts, or gearbox/shifter karts depending on the design. They are usually raced on scaled-down circuits. Karting is commonly perceived as the stepping stone to the higher and more expensive ranks of motorsports.

Cycling is the use of bicycles, as a means of transport, a form of recreation or a sport. It is done on roads and paths, across open country or even over snow and ice (icebiking).

Jet Ski is a small motorized water craft with a flattish hull and an upright centre, which a rider sits astride.

Horseback Riding is use horses for practical, working purposes as well as recreational activities and competitive sports.

Ultra Light Air Craft is an aircraft with a maximum gross takeoff weight of less than 600 kilograms (1320 pounds) for aircraft designed to operate from land, 649 kilograms (1,430 pounds) for seaplanes; a maximum airspeed in level flight of 120 knots (222 km/h); a maximum stall speed of 45 knots (83 km/h); either one or two seats; fixed undercarriage and fixed-pitch or ground adjustable propeller; and a single electric motor or reciprocating engine, which includes diesel engines and Wankel engines.

Canoeing is the activity of paddling a canoe for the purpose of recreation (also called a float trip), sport, or transportation. It usually refers exclusively to using a paddle to propel a canoe with only human muscle power.

Bungee jumping is an activity that involves jumping from a tall structure while connected to a large elastic cord. The tall structure is usually a fixed object, such as a building, bridge or crane; but it is also possible to jump from a movable object, such as a hot-air-balloon or helicopter, that has the ability to hover over one spot on the ground. The thrill comes as much from the free-falling as from the rebounds.

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