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What should I pack when moving to Batam?

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We asked people living in Batam to list three things they wish they had brought and three they wish they had left behind. They responded...

"My favorite deodorant, an extra pair of shoes (I've got big feet), a decent pizza I packed pretty light," explained one expat living in Batam, Indonesia.

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"When moving to Batam, it is important to pack items that will help you adjust to the climate and culture. Pack lightweight, breathable clothing that is appropriate for the hot and humid climate. Bring a few items of clothing that are suitable for more formal occasions, such as a dinner or a business meeting. Bring a few items of clothing that are suitable for more casual occasions, such as a day at the beach or a night out. Pack a few items of clothing that are suitable for religious occasions, such as a visit to a mosque. Bring a few items of clothing that are suitable for outdoor activities, such as hiking or swimming. Pack a few items of clothing that are suitable for indoor activities, such as a movie night or a board game. Bring a few items of clothing that are suitable for the rainy season, such as a raincoat and rain boots. Pack a few items of clothing that are suitable for the dry season, such as a sun hat and sunglasses. Bring a few items of clothing that are suitable for the cooler evenings, such as a light jacket or a sweater. Pack a few items of clothing that are suitable for the hot days, such as shorts and t-shirts. Additionally, bring any necessary items for your daily routine, such as toiletries, medications, and personal items," said another expat in Batam, Indonesia.

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What should I pack when moving to Batam?

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