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What do people like (and dislike) about Batam?

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When we asked expats and global nomads what they like and dislike about living in Batam, they replied...

"Expats and digital nomads generally like living in Batam, due to its affordable cost of living, which includes low-priced accommodation, food, and transportation. They also appreciate the island's proximity to Singapore, making it convenient for business and leisure trips. The warm and friendly locals, along with the diverse culture, add to the charm of living in Batam. Additionally, the island offers beautiful beaches, water sports, and other outdoor activities that cater to an adventurous lifestyle. On the other hand, some expats and digital nomads may dislike the limited availability of high-quality healthcare facilities in Batam, often requiring them to travel to Singapore for more advanced medical treatments. The language barrier can also be a challenge, as not all locals speak English fluently. Furthermore, the island's infrastructure and public transportation system may not be as developed as in other major cities, making it difficult to navigate and commute. Lastly, the lack of a vibrant nightlife and limited entertainment options may not appeal to those who prefer a more bustling urban environment," said another expat in Batam, Indonesia.

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