After our lunch at Golden Prawn 555 Seafood Restaurant, we were transferred to Batam Miniature Park. But before that, we had a stopover at Golden City. There are some adrenaline pumping activities on offer at a price at Golden City such as Flying Fox and Go Kart, just to name a few. Jam did not engage in any of those activities. After all, action-packed activities straight after having a meal is not good for one’s health, agree?
We proceeded to Batam Miniature Park soon afterwards, which is just a short distance away. There is no entrance fee to the park. The Batam Miniature Park showcases miniature houses of different provinces in Indonesia. For those uninitiated, there are currently 33 provinces of Indonesia, namely Aceh, Bali, Bangka-Belitung, Banten, Bengkulu, Central Java, Central Kalimantan, Central Sulawesi, East Java, East Kalimantan, East Nusa Tenggara, Gorontalo, Jakarta Special Capital Region, Jambi, Lampung, Maluku, North Maluku, North Sulawesi, North Sumatra, Special Region of Papua, Riau, Riau Islands, Southeast Sulawesi, South Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, South Sumatra, West Java, West Kalimantan, West Nusa Tenggara, Special Region of West Papua, West Sulawesi, West Sumatra and Special Region of Yogyakarta.
Without further ado, here are some of the miniature houses on display inside the Batam Miniature Park. I did not capture all the 33 houses. We were kind of in hurry on that day because we had only been given 10 minutes to tour the park!
There were some animal sculptures too found inside the Batam Miniature Park. I did not take any picture of them though. After the miniature park, the tour operator dropped us at Batam City Square, which is the largest shopping mall in Nagoya Town. We were to shop here until the tour operator picked us up again for the transfer to Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal. By the time we reached Harborfront Centre, Singapore, it was 2015 at night.
The 1-day Batam trip has nothing to shout about. But Batam Island is still worth a visit if you want to experience some local Indonesian culture, particularly if you have not been to the island before.
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