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    Default Planning to go Batam : Need advice?

    I'm planning to go Batam to find a floor tile. Anyone with experience care to share any advice? I've heard that taking the public transport might be unsafe i.e. might meet with thugs or something. Any help/tips will be appreciated.

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    Just been there last weekend

    No prob with me, as I speak the same language. hehe.
    Take cabs and avoid travelling at some unsafe places at unusual timings.

    For more info try http://www.bataminfo.com/

    PS: cab fare must haggle, else u got cheated
    try haggling around 5k-15k difference from what they offer
    btw, prepare some rupiahs, dun flash around valuables or ur dollars. else u got cheated...hehe

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    Thanks. Do the cabbies speak english? And btw, what's considered an unusual timing? Late at night?

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    Quote Originally Posted by imaginary_number
    Thanks. Do the cabbies speak english? And btw, what's considered an unusual timing? Late at night?

    Well it depends on where you go..
    Batam is quite safe..trust me...been working here for 7 years.

    Cabbies rarely speak english.

    You can buy your floor tiles beside Lippo Bank in Nagoya.
    Message me if you still need info.

    ruel

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