If you are looking for a quick weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of Singapore, then Batam Island is the perfect destination. It is the answer to real beach, sun and sea for a few days or in my case just a day trip. Maybe not the best island vacation but it is so near and worth a weekend visit. It's just 45 minutes by ferry from Singapore.
May not have a great spectacular destination, it is a decent getaway for family and friends who are looking to have fun with watersports, eating fresh seafood, affordable shopping and massage centers. Aside from that, there are a few good spots for attractions too.