74,444 Singaporean tourists to Kepri in March

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74,444 Singaporean tourists to Kepri in March

Tanjungpinang, Riau Island Province (ANTARA News) - The Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) said that 55.71 pct of 133,620 foreign tourists visiting Riau Island Province in March 2011 came from Singapore.

The Singaporean tourists visiting Riau Islands (Kepri) reached 74,444, head of the Kepri BPS Mangaputua Gultom said here Monday.

The number of Singaporean tourists to the region in March 2011 increased by 13.18 pct compared to last year`s February.

The number of Malaysian tourists in March 2011 reached 18,935 , a 3.74 pct increase, while those visiting Kepri in March 2011 had a contribution of 14.17 pct.

South Korean tourists to Kepri reached 6.154, with a contribution of 4.61 pct of the total number of foreign tourists to the area at that time.

"The tourists from other countries to Kepri in March 2011 had a contribution of less than 3 pct, like those from China, India, Philippines, Japan, UK, US, and Australia," Gultom said.

He said the number of foreign tourists to Kepri in March 2011 reached 133,620, up by 2.37 pct compared to that in February 2011 reaching 130,531. Some 65.94 pct of foreign tourists arrived by way of Batam with a total of 87,776.

And compared to March 2010 the visit of foreign tourists increased by 6.04 pct.

The increase in the number of foreign tourists to Kepri in March 2011 was caused by the 11.15 pct increase in the number of foreign tourists in the two entries of Bintan regency and to Batam 1.69 pct.

"The contribution of the number of foreign tourists to Kepri against all the number of foreign tourists to Indonesia in March 2011 reached 22.34 pct, because the number of foreign tourists to Indonesia reached 598,068," he said
<span style="font-size: 14pt"><span style="font-weight: bold">74,444 Singaporean tourists to Kepri in March</span></span><br /> <br /> Tanjungpinang, Riau Island Province (ANTARA News) - The Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) said that 55.71 pct of 133,620 foreign tourists visiting Riau Island Province in March 2011 came from Singapore.<br /> <br /> The Singaporean tourists visiting Riau Islands (Kepri) reached 74,444, head of the Kepri BPS Mangaputua Gultom said here Monday.<br /> <br /> The number of Singaporean tourists to the region in March 2011 increased by 13.18 pct compared to last year`s February.<br /> <br /> The number of Malaysian tourists in March 2011 reached 18,935 , a 3.74 pct increase, while those visiting Kepri in March 2011 had a contribution of 14.17 pct.<br /> <br /> South Korean tourists to Kepri reached 6.154, with a contribution of 4.61 pct of the total number of foreign tourists to the area at that time.<br /> <br /> "The tourists from other countries to Kepri in March 2011 had a contribution of less than 3 pct, like those from China, India, Philippines, Japan, UK, US, and Australia," Gultom said.<br /> <br /> He said the number of foreign tourists to Kepri in March 2011 reached 133,620, up by 2.37 pct compared to that in February 2011 reaching 130,531. Some 65.94 pct of foreign tourists arrived by way of Batam with a total of 87,776.<br /> <br /> And compared to March 2010 the visit of foreign tourists increased by 6.04 pct.<br /> <br /> The increase in the number of foreign tourists to Kepri in March 2011 was caused by the 11.15 pct increase in the number of foreign tourists in the two entries of Bintan regency and to Batam 1.69 pct.<br /> <br /> "The contribution of the number of foreign tourists to Kepri against all the number of foreign tourists to Indonesia in March 2011 reached 22.34 pct, because the number of foreign tourists to Indonesia reached 598,068," he said
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I guess it has taken a while for people to overcome the 7 day visa removal from Indonesia. However i am sure that if re implimented it would attract more visitors over the current 30 day visa minimum @ USD 25.00
I guess it has taken a while for people to overcome the 7 day visa removal from Indonesia. However i am sure that if re implimented it would attract more visitors over the current 30 day visa minimum @ USD 25.00
Max Dean

"Life is like a boat, Without water it serves no purpose"
most visitors to Batam are from singapore, and usually for visits of a few days only. the $25 is just one more annoyance people can live without.

then you have the taxi situation. singaporeans just don't want to put up with that sort of shit. god we really need bluebird to set up in batam, but i'm not optimistic this will happen in the short-term.

then you have the food situation. food in batam is expensive and crappy compared to singapore. and we all know about the service.

so there are not many incentives for singaporeans to come to batam at the moment, apart, perhaps, from the cheap sex scene. but even that is not very special.



most visitors to Batam are from singapore, and usually for visits of a few days only. the $25 is just one more annoyance people can live without. <br /> <br /> then you have the taxi situation. singaporeans just don't want to put up with that sort of shit. god we really need bluebird to set up in batam, but i'm not optimistic this will happen in the short-term.<br /> <br /> then you have the food situation. food in batam is expensive and crappy compared to singapore. and we all know about the service.<br /> <br /> so there are not many incentives for singaporeans to come to batam at the moment, apart, perhaps, from the cheap sex scene. but even that is not very special.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
KuKuKaChu: dangerously too sophisticated
I agree with you 1000% on the comments. What can we do to make it better?
I agree with you 1000% on the comments. What can we do to make it better?
Max Dean

"Life is like a boat, Without water it serves no purpose"
Originally Posted By: Max
I agree with you 1000% on the comments. What can we do to make it better?

quite simple really:
1. arrest all high ranking Batam officials and bureaucrats. bury at sea.
2. ban all unofficial, unregistered transport services, and replace with bluebird and mini-bus services. arrest any person loitering with intent to provide transport or other services.
3. replace the Batam police force with UN peacekeepers; arrest anyone providing unoffical 'security' services.
4. impose minimum food standards, close down any stall or restaurant that does not meet these standards.

well, that's a start. i'm sure there's a few things i've missed.


<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Max</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I agree with you 1000% on the comments. What can we do to make it better?</div></div> <br /> quite simple really:<br /> 1. arrest all high ranking Batam officials and bureaucrats. bury at sea.<br /> 2. ban all unofficial, unregistered transport services, and replace with bluebird and mini-bus services. arrest any person loitering with intent to provide transport or other services.<br /> 3. replace the Batam police force with UN peacekeepers; arrest anyone providing unoffical 'security' services.<br /> 4. impose minimum food standards, close down any stall or restaurant that does not meet these standards.<br /> <br /> well, that's a start. i'm sure there's a few things i've missed.<br /> <br /> <br />
KuKuKaChu: dangerously too sophisticated
That should get is started !
That should get is started !
Max Dean

"Life is like a boat, Without water it serves no purpose"
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