January 19, 2024

Radisson Golf & Convention Center Batam Indonesia

It’s Flashback Friday so let us have a glimpse of Radisson Golf & Convention Center Batam. My husband went to Batam Indonesia before Christmas break and we were supposed to join his trip since family is allowed to come, just like our Da Nang, Vietnam Trip. But after I computed our airfare, ferry trip, and hotel accommodation, I changed my mind. Hehehe! 

This is only a 3-day trip including travel so there is no time to explore Batam Indonesia. We had the option to extend our stay so we could tour Batam Indonesia and Singapore but the airfare from Singapore to Manila was so expensive because it was approaching Christmas, so I decided to let go of our chance to visit Indonesia for the nth time. 

How to Get to Batam Indonesia from Manila Philippines 

Batam is located in Indonesia but the easiest way to reach Batam from Manila is to fly to Singapore, then travel to HarbourFront Ferry Terminal at Level 2 and ride the ferry to Batam. The ferry trip is more or less one hour. 

Ferry from Singapore to Batam

My husband and his colleagues have their own private transportation but I’m sharing this information if you are commuting. 

* Take a taxi/Grab/GoJek to VivoCity Level 2 or HarbourFront Center Lobby C 
* By train, take North East Line MRT (purple line) or Circle Line MRT (yellow line) and get off at HarbourFront MRT Station Exit B. 
* Go to HarbourFront Ferry Terminal at Level 2 (near Toast Box) and follow the signs to the ferry terminal. 

Ferry from Batam to Singapore 

* Take GoJek to Batam Centre Point Ferry Terminal, Level 1 
* From Radisson Batam Hotel - 20 minutes by car 

Keep in mind that you need to be at the terminal 90 minutes before departure. 
Print your boarding pass and bring all valid travel documents. 
All travelers are required to fill up SG Arrival Card (SGAC) with Electronic Health Declaration before arriving in Singapore 

My husband and I were surprised when we learned that there is a maximum weight for check-in luggage (20 kg) and hand carry (10kg) per person. We’ve experienced traveling by ferry here in the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Norway so this is something new to us. Good thing that this is only a 3-day trip so there is no reason to overpack. 

Since my husband and his colleagues are staying at Radisson Golf & Convention Center Batam, the hotel has a complimentary ferry shuttle service so traveling from and to the ferry is no longer a problem. 

Radisson Golf & Convention Center Batam 

Radisson Golf & Convention Center is the largest convention center hotel on the island. It offers 239 rooms, restaurants, a bar, a spa, and a ferry shuttle service to one of the nearby shopping centers, beaches, and a ferry terminal. 

Places to Visit in Batam Indonesia 

Jabel Arafah Mosque 
Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Temple 
For shopping, visit BCS Mall, Grand Mall, or Mega Mall Batam Center 

This hotel is only 12 kilometers away from Hang Nadim International Airport and 5 kilometers away from Batam Center Ferry Station. 

Deluxe Room 

My husband stayed in one of the Deluxe rooms and this room has a balcony and a view of the hotel’s pool and Padang Golf Sukajadi. When my husband sent me the photos, I was surprised because the room looked nice and big. It is bigger compared to Trondheim, Oslo, and Brunei’s rooms  

Breakfast Buffet 

The breakfast buffet is part of the room package and the buffet spread is good compared to other Radisson hotels that we have tried. 

Radisson Golf & Convention Center 
Batam Bukit Indah, Sukajadi, 
Residential Area, Batam, Indonesia

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