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Vietnam Village Batam

Was quite an experience to visit the village where the refugees had stayed.. the place was a big... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2018
Singapore, Singapore
Interesting place

This was a refugee camp from Vietnam during 1976 - 1996. It is located in Galang Island about 1... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
Iwan W
Bali, Indonesia
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Still no. 1 place to visit during our holiday in Batam. Place you can learn about how Vietnam people reach, stay and leave Bintan during that period. Entrance about IDR 5.000 per person and car will charge IDR 5.000. However about 50% of the place...More

Thank Hetty M
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Was quite an experience to visit the village where the refugees had stayed.. the place was a big area but currently it serves as a park for visitor only..

1  Thank caroltay2018
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

I wanted to see the bridges between the islands and seeing that the Camp Vietnam is on the second last island from Batam decided to visit there on the same trip. The camp area is vast and needs to be toured by a car. I...More

1  Thank kuu-kanko
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

After reading some reviews about this place, I thought it might be a good place to visit. Depending on where you’re coming from in Batam would determine how long the journey would be. We were staying at Tanjung Piayu, a bit south of Batam Island,...More

2  Thank shernellt
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Interesting site.. you will see what is left from the Vietnam village .. also you may see some of their stuff. School, infirmary, church, accommodation .. Worth the visit if you are nearby Batam

Thank mazena39
Reviewed 19 March 2018

i visit this place for the first time and it was really far from the main town nagoya, worth to try and such a nice place to learn about the vietnam refugee history. worth to try if u come to batam.

Thank danielchristopherlim
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Never new so many vietnamese people came to Batam as refugees. Amazing small park that showed where they stayed the houses, budist temples, churchs etc.

Thank Lazar G
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

This is the most interesting place must visit in Batam. It is a big place and far way from Batam City. You need to book a car to go there. You will stop in the Barelang Bridge for taking photo. In Vietnam Village, there are...More

1  Thank meteor101
Reviewed 30 June 2017

A good place to understand some history back in the old days about this Vietnamese refugees camp. There is a museum which exhibits photos or items to tell all the stories. You need a car to come to this place.

Thank KwanLing
Reviewed 27 June 2017

This was a refugee camp from Vietnam during 1976 - 1996. It is located in Galang Island about 1 hour drive from Batam Centre. The place is very huge and green. There are few spots to visit such as: the original boat that was used...More

2  Thank Iwan W
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17 August 2017|
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Response from Riza_Ilyas |
Hi, Andrew R Nowadays, it costs 20K IDR
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11 July 2017|
Response from meteor101 | Reviewed this property |
I advise you go to Batam first from Spore by ferry. There are some ferry terminal in Batam. I prefer you go to Batam Center Ferry Terminal or Harbour Bay Ferry Terminal that close to the city. After reaching Batam you can... More