Tourism in Indonesia is an important component of the Indonesian economy as well as a significant source of its foreign exchange revenues. The influx of tourist into Riau islands province also influenced by the screening process which were done by the indonesian immigration checkpoint. Throughout 2017 in Bintan, more than 191 visitor were rejected by the immigration checkpoint office. Among other reason, the rejected foreigners were entering Tanjungpinang city without using a proper intent and clear document. In fact, 83 people have been denied entry into Indonesia forever.
Kota Batam dengan jumlah penduduk Yang sekitar 1,1 juta jiwa memiliki banyak pilihan tempat penginapan dengan lebih dari 50.000 kamar hotel dan resort yang terus bertambah dari tahun ke tahun.
Walaupun belum memiliki tempat destinasi iconic layaknya JL. Malioboro seperti Yogyakarta, museum dan gedung kolonial penuh budaya seperti Di Semarang maupun Jakarta Kota, Batam sebenarnya belum siap untuk menata diri agar menjadi Kota Yang tourist friendly. Batam Kota pekerja Yang terlahir menjadi Kota industri dengan ratusan ribu tenaga terampil Yang siap membuat handphone tercanggih hingga kapal perang.
Batam Island was first inhabited by the Malays as the strait people since the year 231 AD. The island that once served as the field of struggle of Admiral Hang Nadim against the Dutch colonial invaders and was used by the government in the 1960s as a petroleum logistics base on Sambu Island.
Batam investment authorothy or BP Batam will hold an international-scale cultural festival themed BP Batam International Culture Carnival 2017. The event is planned to be held on Jalan Imam Bonjol, Nagoya, on Saturday (16/12/2017). The festival is part of the 188th anniversary of the Batam Anniversary.
The sailing ship KRI Bima Suci-945 (or KRI Bima Suci) is a training ship for cadets / cadets that recently acquired on mid 2017 from Spain. Noted as a replacement ship of KRI Dewaruci which has been operating since 1953, the new sailing boats will be introduced to every port city in Indonesia. The inauguration of the KRI Bima Suci into the ranks of the indonesian Navy will function as a Naval Cadet Trainer (AAL).
Based on data from Batam city island department of workforce & labor, from 2014 to 2017 the number of companies closed tend to increase. In 2014 there were 37 companies close and 13,620 employees are laid off. This figure increased in 2015 with 54 companies closed and 7,188 employees laid off. Then in 2016 there were 62 companies close down with 378 employees are laid off. While in 2017 there are 78 companies close and 1,286 employees are laid off.