Help & Advice
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as_glamz posted Jan 8 '14 at 11:39 am
Hi, can anyone recommend me a good and skillful dentist in Batam. Has anyone uses Doktor Hermanto and Doktor Nicander Fernando service before? Your advise greatly appreciated.

Hi there, I am an amateur photographer looking for a willing female to model for me.

I will pay for her time but please be reasonable.

I am available on evenings only since I am working during the day.

Please PM me is interested.

I personally guarantee privacy and will not post the pictures to any Social Networking sites like facebook, etc.

Say_what posted Aug 26 '13 at 12:02 pm
What are the chances in Batam to find hardwood or Rattan Furniture dealers? If it's available, is it all brought in from other areas or made locally? What about refurbished hardwood furniture?

I know there is the pressboard stuff and runs to pick up from Ikea but I would like to avoid that type of furniture as much as possible.


Emma posted Jun 5 '13 at 4:44 am
Hello batam friends.

Living in the vila panbil

Think we might have a cockroach problem looking for good pest control?

Any help? X

byulie posted Mar 21 '13 at 3:13 am
Okay, so here's the story.

Me and my partner got married in Batam. But it wasn't legal, it was more of a akad nikah sah dalam secara islam.

But now we want to separate, so we need to find someone there to help us with this issue. Anyone help???

ExtraT posted Jul 18 '12 at 12:05 am

I will be having visitors to Batam (all ladies), would need some help in recommending a good message place. Place must be clean and the skills must be good. Prices must be reasonable. Any advice please. Thank you.



if you're visiting Batam and you're in need of transport , a driver who will be your tourguide as well at the same time , you may contact me .

depending on the condition and situation , prices may vary but don't worry as the price i propose is much cheaper . i don't charge for services such as driving you around or tourguiding you .

i own a sedan and i charge $5/trip anywhere yo
Anthony posted Jul 3 '12 at 2:07 pm
Halo, Apa kabar?

I'm planning my first visit to Batam in November, just 10 days whilst 'in the area'. I have visited Jakarta before on business & have spent a year or 2 living in the Far East too.

Tips or a suggested itinerary would be greatly appreciated.

2 requirements - meet a female friend, party, have fun & relax.

& yes, i know it will be rain
Singaporean85 posted Jun 18 '12 at 11:24 pm
Hi all. I am a singaporean muslim. My partner and i decided to get married in batam as per our parents' consent. I called the masjid raya mosque however they mentioned that we need to register with the majlis islam in batam centre. I am unable to get the contact number of that place to check out more info. Can anyone share with me if you have their number? Or maybe u can share with me about the p
ExtraT posted Sep 28 '11 at 12:25 pm
Hi All,

Need your help to advise, please. I have some original VCDs (korean movie in Mandarin Language). I would like to bring over from Singapore to Batam. Can anyone advise me whether the Batam Centre Ferry Terminal custom would allow me to bring over? Would they take them away? Appreciate your kind advices. Thanks.

A friend, former chef at the Sahid Rashinta, took an executive chef job at a convention hotel in Bandung. He signed a 1-year contract that stated if he left job short of a year, he would have to pay the hotel his wages for the remaining of the year. He makes a base-pay of US$765/month + medical benefits + tips.

I don't know why he signed such a contract??

The hotel's kitchen is too
ExtraT posted May 20 '11 at 1:17 am
Good morning to All,

I need your advice again, please. Can anyone please let me know if you have any reliable/honest taxi or private car transport contacts in Batam. I don't drive thus need someone who knows those good and reliable taxi that we could use everytime we go out. Can anyone advise how much would it cost? I am staying in Batam Centre. Usually go to Batam Centre ferry terminal, Nag
ExtraT posted May 11 '11 at 1:24 am

I am new to Batam and I need to visit a dentist. Can anyone please recommend me a good one, please. Thanks alot.

Hanoman posted Dec 17 '10 at 3:00 am
Today I will venture out to inquire opening a bank account here on the island. Any suggestions to who should get my business? My company uses Bii. Also any tips or issues different than banking in the ststes that I need to be aware of?


Recently received news of new developments (requirements) in Merchant Marine certification from my friend, Beni, who was recently on Batam to list himself with crewing agents on Batam.

Crewing agents are now asking for "watch-keeping certification" for all on-board personnel. I checked Pertamina's site for this add'l class and times. Originally, suppose to be about 11 days and r. 2.7 mil
Dionysus posted Aug 31 '10 at 7:22 pm
I have a question...

What kind of jobs are available on Batam to a Bule who is not involved with the rigging industry?

My first thought is Education.

Are there English language schools in Batam?

Is there an untapped market for an entrepreneurial individual to develop such a school?

What does the forum think?

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