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Expat Guide to Living in Batam
Whether you're already living in Batam or preparing to move to Batam, our Expat Guide to Living in Indonesia offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Batam. For answers to specific questions, visit our Indonesia Forum to talk with expats in Batam.
Culture Shock Report
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Batam handle it can be very comforting. Help others preparing to move to Batam by filling out our Culture Shock Report.
Submit a Culture Shock Report
Submit a Living Overseas Report
More Living in Batam Reports
What are people's priorities in Batam - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Batam:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
More Moving to Batam Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Batam? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Batam? Below are some of the responses from expats in Batam:
Submit an International School Review
Reviews of Schools in Batam
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Batam. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Batam:
Dream vs. Reality Report
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Batam. If you are already living in Batam, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report
Overseas Retirement Report
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Batam by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.
Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Working Abroad Report
What's it like to find a job in Batam? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Batam? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.
Submit a Working Abroad Report