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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Batam, they said...

"Before moving to Batam, expats should be aware that the official language is Indonesian, so it is important to learn some basic phrases before arriving. Additionally, expats should research the cost of living in Batam, as it is generally lower than other parts of Indonesia. It is also important to be aware of the local customs and culture, as well as the local laws and regulations. Finally, expats should make sure to obtain the necessary visas and permits before moving to Batam," explained one expat living in Batam, Indonesia.

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"It can be difficult for a new expat, but I would recommend driving around and looking at several houses and complexes before making a decision, so you get an idea of what to expect," said another expat in Batam, Indonesia.

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