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We asked expats and digital nomads what they find the most challenging about the local culture in Batam. They wrote...

"One of the most challenging aspects of the local culture for expats in Batam is the language barrier. Many locals speak Bahasa Indonesia, which can be difficult for expats to understand. Additionally, the local customs and traditions can be difficult to navigate for those who are not familiar with them. Expats may also find it difficult to adjust to the slower pace of life in Batam, as well as the more relaxed attitude towards punctuality. Finally, expats may find it difficult to find familiar foods and products, as the local cuisine and products may be quite different from what they are used to," said another expat in Batam, Indonesia.

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