Batam is an industrial boomtown, an emerging transport hub, a part of a free trade zone the Indonesia–Malaysia–Singapore Growth Triangle, located 20km (12mi) off Singapore's south coast. The 715-km2 (276-mi2) island, now just barely smaller in sizes to Singapore due to the latter's reclamation, is the core part of the municipality, of which 450km2 is classified as urban. Batam's 2,200 km2 municipality (administratively) covers a number of scattered islands and islets, with Galang and Rempang islands to the immediate south connected to Batam by short bridges, collectively called Barelang with these two islands maintaining their rural character. Bulan Island is also rural. The municipality has a population of 1,035,280 (prediction in May 2015)., also It is the closest part of Indonesia to Singapore, at a minimum land distance of 5.8km, similar in length to the Transbay Tube. As per the 2010 Census, it was the fastest-growing municipality in the nation, with a population growth rate of 11% per year.
On Batam island, which neighbors Rempang, demonstrations outside government offices turned into clashes with police ...Islanders have been told they will first be housed in apartments on neighboring Batam, each receiving 1.2 million rupiah monthly for half a year while the replacement houses are built.
In recent weeks, tensions have flared on Rempang and neighbouring islands, including Batam, as islanders opposed to the development have clashed with local police ...The government has said it will provide them with new houses in Batam valued at $7,800 with a land area of 500 square metres (5,382 sq ft).
He added that the security forces should have communicated clearly with the public regarding the local government’s plan to build homes in Batam for the relocated families after an agreement was reached between the local government, developers and the RegionalHouse of Representatives (DPRD) on September 6.
The inauguration of this agency office, which is located in RukoTownHouse Anggrek Sari, Blok G1/16, Batam, is a realization of the company’s commitment to increasing the ease of access to life insurance services through agency distribution ... We hope that by opening this agency office, we can more easily serve the people of Batam.
His media production house owns soundstages in Singapore and Batam, Indonesia and Wiluan has worked on projects like HBO’s WestworldSeason 3 and Grisse ... very competitive environment,” says Wiluan, having set up Infinite Studios in both Singapore and Batam, Indonesia.
The data centre operator announced that the 30MW data centre will be housed in Nongsa Digital Park on Batam... TRADE AND INDUSTRY MINISTER GANKIM YONG, referring to the new data centre, called Nongsa One, which will be housed in Nongsa Digital Park on Batam.
Tweets posted by those on board Flight 328 showed the terrifying sight of the engine, stripped of its nacelle, or the housing which contains the engine, and shooting fire out its back ... The failure occurred four minutes after takeoff when the plane was over BatamIsland, Indonesia, and debris from the plane fell onto houses in Batam.
Riau Islands' Batam COVID-10 task force declared HOGEdenPark church a new cluster in Batam on Sunday after 26 of its congregation members tested positive for the virus. ... Prior to receiving swab test results, members of the HOG Eden Church are isolated at Tanjung Uncang Housing Complex in Batam.
The NationalPolice's Densus 88 counterterrorism squad arrested a 16-year-old boy in his house in Merapi Subur housing complex in Batam, Riau Islands on Wednesday evening ... “So far, the security in Riau Islands and Batam is under control,” he said.
The 29 patients comprise 14 patients from Batam city, 5 patients from Tanjungpinang city, 7 patients from Bintan district, 2 patients from Karimun district, and 1 patient from Natuna district ... Residents infected with COVID-19 can self-isolate at home and carry out activities around the house by using double masks.
We are planning to meet with the communication and informatics minister to ask (his party) to take down the advertisements circulating through social media platforms ... Rhamdani pointed to the presence of numerous illegal recruitment advertisements on social media ... Currently, five people have been named as suspects ... Related news ... House member ... Batam ... ....