Batam is one of the cities in the Riau Islands Province which is famous for its proximity to neighboring countries, namely Singapore and Malaysia.
In addition, Batam has international waters that are traversed by cross-country ships. Imported goods that enter through these routes are free of customs duties. So it’s no wonder that imported goods in Batam are cheaper.
You can enjoy a lot from the city of Batam, apart from the progress of the city, tasting special culinary delights is also worth a try. But that’s not all, Batam offers a wide selection of souvenirs for its visitors.
You must be confused about what souvenirs you can buy for your family, relatives, or coworkers at the office. We will provide a solution, through the following summary of souvenir ideas!
1. Miniature Barelang Bridge
If Palembang has the Ampera Bridge as its landmark, then Batam also has the Barelang Bridge. Like other big city icons, Barelang Bridge is also popular with tourists.
So amazed by this Batam city icon, many tourists hunt for souvenirs in the form of a miniature Barelang Bridge. Barelang bridge miniature consists of various material variants, the most popular is black wood.
2. T-Obenk T-shirt
The famous Batam T-shirt is the T-Obenk. This distinctive souvenir is undoubtedly its existence. The origin of the T-Obenk brand comes from a play on a word which means O’Peng’s Tea or Screwdriver Tea. Teh Obeng itself is a typical Batam tea with a sweet and unique taste.
The motifs and colors of this T-Obenk shirt are quite diverse. The prices also vary from 60-150 thousand rupiah.
3. Branded bags
As we know earlier, imported goods originating from abroad, when they enter Batam, are not yet subject to taxes or excise rates. That is what causes imported goods here to have a much cheaper price than buying them in Jakarta or other cities.
One of them is Branded Bags. If you are interested in a collection of branded bags, you must buy souvenirs. Getting branded bags at competitive prices are you sure to pass up? Not even original products are sold, KW to Semi Original items are also available!
Just like Branded Bags, gadgets that enter Batam also have low prices. You can get all imported goods from fashion items to electronic products in Batam at low prices.
While diving and drinking water, vacation to Batam is also hunting for new gadgets. Maybe bored with today’s smartphones. Or want to buy it for family or closest relatives, and maybe your friends to get. One of the well-known gadget sellers in Batam is Lucky Plaza.
5. Gonggong Batik
Who would have thought that Batam had our archipelago heritage cloth, especially if it wasn’t Batik Gonggong. This typical Batam cloth is inspired by barking marine animals similar to snails that roam the waters of the Bintan Islands.
Then the local residents created it into Batik crafts by including Gonggong as their signature motif. With a unique and creative design, Gonggong Batik is loved by domestic and foreign tourists.
6. Souvenir Gonggong
Besides being made into Batik cloth, barking is made into a very beautiful and more practical souvenir, namely in the form of key chain knick-knacks, wall hangings, photo frames, and so on.
This souvenir is simpler and easier to carry everywhere. If you want to be used as a wedding souvenir it is also suitable. You can custom your favorite motif and shape it according to your wishes.
7. Kur strap bag
Another Batam handicraft to be used as a souvenir is a bag from Tali Kur. Unique, right? if the bag is usually made of leather, canvas, or cloth, this time it is made using rope Kur.
You can buy this souvenir to make your personal collection or give it to your loved ones. Your look will be even cooler by using this Kur Strap Bag.
8. Water Hyacinth Crafts
The next souvenir is made from water hyacinth. Of course you know that water hyacinth is green, but when it is dried, this plant turns brown.
This water hyacinth craft is made into various shapes such as baskets, bags, flower vases, prayer mats, and sandals. When the hyacinth leaves dry it makes this craft look very classic.
9. Pandan Woven Crafts
The next Batam handicraft is woven pandanus leaves. Batam people are creative, yes, any plants can be transformed into beautiful souvenirs and can be sold to tourists.
The handicrafts of woven pandan leaves are in the form of cake holders, serving covers, tissue containers and mineral water, and even mats. These handicrafts are valued starting from 50 thousand, quite affordable, huh?
10. Wood Crafting
Then there is wood crafting, this item can also be another souvenir of choice. This wooden craft creation is quite present in the ranks of typical Batam souvenirs. It’s incomplete if you don’t have this one item in your shopping.
Batam wood cratfing is formed into beautiful accessories such as key holders, wooden mirrors, wooden frames, and so on. The material for this wood crafting is made of balaw, meranti, and camphor wood.
11. Corn Head Lamp
Are you looking for anti-mainstream furniture? This Jangung Bonggol lamp from Batam is a must-see. The uniqueness of the shape of this lamp is very different from the others.
This craft uses corncob waste into a beautiful and unique piece of furniture. Are you sure you are not interested in this souvenir?
12. Shabby chic doll
Looking for cute and adorable souvenirs? Maybe you can buy this Shabby Chic doll from Batam. Fans of the shabby chic concept will definitely love this souvenir.
This doll is made of Japanese cotton knit and is made very neatly and then it becomes a very cute souvenir.
13. Phinisi ship
The next alternative is the Pinisi Ship. The craft of the pinisi ship produced by Batam craftsmen is very good. Pininya ship models also vary. with a variety of cheap prices, making this souvenir is a favorite of travelers.
14. Wooden Sculpture
Souvenirs in the form of wooden statues that consist of various shapes can’t be overlooked, guys. This typical Batam handicraft utilizes woods such as Chinese petai, bamboo roots, cinnamon, and rattan into a very classic souvenir.
15. Silver Crafts
The last choice of souvenirs is a craft in the form of silver. Batam silver handicrafts have special characteristics that highlight Batam culture. Starting from various forms of miniatures, accessories, wall hangings, home decor displays, to Batam knick-knacks.
All of the souvenir souvenirs above can be easily found in several souvenir shops all over Batam. Make sure if you bid on each item to be purchased first. So you can get interesting items plus special price offers!