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Batam Island is the largest island in Indonesia's Riau Archipelago. It is the main part of Batam city, the largest city in the province, which includes Batam Island and several nearby islands. Batam Island is Indonesia's second largest tourist destination after Bali and is often called “Little Bali.” It is the closest Indonesian island to Singapore. Batam Island covers an area of 415 square kilometers and has a population of 1 million (1981). Batam City has an area of 1,595 square kilometers and a population of 1,035,280 (2015). May and September are warm and comfortable seasons, while the rainy seasons are in October and April. The average temperature during the day varies from 28 to 30 degrees Celsius in the coastal areas. The most pleasant weather in Batam is from May to September. It is very convenient to take a taxi in Batam; the price is cheap and the drivers are friendly. If your budget allows, it is recommended that you take a taxi as your means of transportation. Buses and taxis are also very convenient.

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