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Galang Vietnamese Refugee Camp

Riau Islands Province, Indonesia
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Love all the things inside there. Such have a great memory about vietnamese people's. Love all they... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Esther R
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The best

One of the best place i have ever seen. Full of history abput vietnamese and keep look good... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2017
Esther R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love all the things inside there. Such have a great memory about vietnamese people's. Love all they culture.

Thank Esther R
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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

One of the best place i have ever seen. Full of history abput vietnamese and keep look good condition.

Thank Esther R
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Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

You can see a lot of monkeys in the camp. They are friendly but a bit afraid of human. Some places are creepy scary cause it's too old. The church is beautiful. you need to drive otherwise you will walk for hours it's huge inside...More

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Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

I came here on a day trip from Singapore. It's a fairly long day as the ferry is between 45 to 60 minutes, there's a short immigration queue on both sides, and from the harbour bay Ferry terminal it's another 80 minute taxi ride. I...More

7  Thank Phung H
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Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

Hi i am a person lived in there on 1989 and was 2 and haft years with a lot of memory in there like a second land i was bond any way i love to see any one in the boat 1576 SG for get...More

Thank hairsalon175
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Reviewed November 29, 2016

I didn't realise that this place existed. There is so much history and stories there that needs to be curated and displayed to visitors especially in a time like this now. The place was quiet and serene, almost surreal. Its a long drive from Batam...More

Thank AngelaTan75
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Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

The vietnamese camp is à Nice " Green place" with monkeys . Good for the kids. The place is clean . The memorium is interresting and we realize It Was very close to pur period of Time.

Thank bluestone976
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Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Interesting visit to see the way of live of the boat people, Vietnamese refugees. When you realise that these happened during your life time, you realise how fortunate you are! Do check out the goodess of mercy temple on the hill top, it has very...More

3  Thank IvanS225
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Reviewed November 26, 2015

Place is of historical significance...but the 4 hour roundtrip from Batam was hardly worth it...lots of abandoned buildings, couple of boats that carried the refugees, and a small museum...

Thank thelonious22
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Reviewed October 14, 2015

the only reason i visited was bc i was a resident of this camp back when it was first built. galang 1, as it was called, doesn't exist anymore. this attraction only has remnants of galang 2 and 3. i only know that bc i...More

4  Thank Van N
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dptran2018
February 20, 2018|
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Response from Esther R | Reviewed this property |
Take ferry from Batam Island to sg and return and have rental car + driver to get to there ...
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Phung H
May 9, 2017|
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Response from Esther R | Reviewed this property |
taxi maybe will cost more expensive than rental car + driver .. its take about 1 hour or more from Batam Centre Ferry terminal to get there ..
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Phung H
May 9, 2017|
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Response from AngelaTan75 | Reviewed this property |
it should be about 60 SGD. Try contacting this driver Isra +62 852-6451-4710​⁠​ on whastapp. I used him the last time I went to the place. He understands some simple English, but you can get by using Google Translate
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