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    anyone been to Nongsa village? Can't find much info in google,

    is SGD widely used in Batam ? (only know bintan uses SGD widely).

    and for the casino...whats the dress code, and the currency used?

    Any other pointers are welcomed!

    Cheers

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    SG is widely use in Batam, in fact they prefer SGD than rupiah...you will be surprised...it's like little Sg But Batam got casino meh? Illegal one right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Kahuna
    SG is widely use in Batam, in fact they prefer SGD than rupiah...you will be surprised...it's like little Sg But Batam got casino meh? Illegal one right?
    the use of foreign currency in indonesia is illegal.. except at certain places which has been given the permission to deal in SGD.. e.g. hotels and some of the tourist places.

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    di0nysus,

    According to my friend who works in Batam:

    - now no more casinos. All casinos already closed down by authorities.
    - use only Rupiah. SGD is illegal.
    - now nongsa is a very boring place.

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    i'll be going to Holiday Inn Resort Batam.. any idea if they have a polo ralph shop there?

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    they have one there,just a very small shop.

    But doesn't really look aunthentic to me..bought a pair of shorts there for water sports..

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    polo have a factory in jakarta, i think.. so you'll see polo shops sprouting all over. but the stuff they manufacture is for the indonesian market, so quality is a little inferior and the tag doesnt look like those we see in the polo boutique shops.

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    thanks all for replying. i'm back. yeah, no more casinos..except for the offshore one at Leisure world, 80% of passegers from the ferrys transferred to the ferry to Leisure World.

    Polo,30% off, looks real to me, ~ $25SGD after discount. HK sells 'real' one for SGD$5!

    I only went to nongsa village, and walked over to turi resort.nothing much to do, just a place to relak.

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