Many of us dream of having that getaway holiday home that we can effortlessly whisk to during the weekends.
Being just a 40-minute ferry ride away, Batam Island in Indonesia is inevitably the Singaporean go-to location for a short holiday getaway. For a weekend, you can escape from the hectic city life to your very own resort getaway, be it a gated luxury villa or a high-rise apartment facing a stunning ocean view.
According to The Jakarta Post, Yusfa Hendri, the Head of Tourism and Culture in Batam City, has said that “Singapore still contributed the largest number of visitors to the region, with 1.3 million people visiting Batam every year. Malaysian visitors are the second biggest contributors.”
Other uses for purchasing a holiday home in Batam include doubling as a remote working location, leveraging Batam’s unique strategic position as a free trade zone for business expansions into Indonesia, or simply as an attractive overseas property investment.
Whatever your reasons may be, owning a home for the first time in Batam comes with its own set of questions. Here are some common questions that you may want to unpack before making a decision.