Batam's most prominent architectural icon, the Barelang Bridge is a must-visit for architecture buffs. Located on Jl. Trans Barelang, Galang, Barelang Bridge is an architectural marvel that connects Batam with several islands to the south. It is a system that consists of a network of six bridges and roads which stretch across the total Barelang island area, with all the bridges combined covering more than 50 kms. Visit this architectural marvel around sunset to watch the sun dip over the Batam islands and capture some marvellous pictures.
This bridge is a cable bridge and is ideal for panoramic photography. It provides for some spectacular views, which are a delight to any photographer. Barelang is also famous for its seafood restaurants, which are cheap and fresh, with a large variety of options for seafood lovers.
Batam Grand Mosque- The Batam Grand Mosque is situated 15 kilometres from the Barelang Bridge. Also known by the name Masjid Raya Batam, this mosque has a dome which is in the shape of a rectangular pyramid. Being the largest mosque of Batam, Batam Grand Mosque can accommodate up to 3500 worshippers in it. Apart from being a symbol of the glory of Muslims in Batam Island, this mosque has also been designated as one of the national tourism destinations.
Barelang Seafood Restaurant- Barelang Seafood Restaurant is one of the top restaurants in Batam. A must visit for seafood lovers. The restaurant is beautifully placed above the water with a stunning view of Barelang Bridge. The fish and prawns are a must-try in this restaurant. The restaurant is easily accessible from the bridge as it is located 600 metres away from the bridge.
Spa Village (Beer Spa)- Located at a distance of 15.2 kilometres from the bridge, Spa village is the first beer spa in the whole of Indonesia. The perfect way to relax, destress and unwind in an oasis of serenity. The beer used in this spa has extremely low PH which will help in maintaining a hydrated skin with a healthy glow and also adds value to one’s hair. The spa offers a lot of services and a few packages for its customers, all at affordable and reasonable prices.
Anchor Cafe and Roastery- Anchor Cafe and Roastery is situated 13.6 kilometres from the Barelang Bridge. The restaurant is run by 2 Americans who looked forward to serving delicious food which makes you want to visit the cafe more than once. The fresh coffee smell hits you right when you enter the cafe and a slight hint of cake as well. Lookout out for how much you’re ordering as they are known to serve food in huge quantities.
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