Stories About ‘Batam’

The following stories talk about the subject ‘Batam’.

Pacific Royale Airline

Saturday, June 9th, 2012, by . 9 Comments

A new full-service airline, Pacific Royale, takes off.


Legalized Gambling & Casinos

Monday, July 12th, 2010, by . 22 Comments

Legalised gambling in Indonesia a boon to state revenue or creator of social misery.


Batam Riot & ‘Stupid Indonesians’

Monday, April 26th, 2010, by . 46 Comments

An Indian expatriate is arrested for insulting the nation and sparking patriotic amok in Batam.


City Cost of Living Comparisons

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008, by . 16 Comments

RupiahComparing cost of living in Indonesian cities, most expensive, Balikpapan to cheapest, Mataram.


Spiritual Discipline & Fasting

Thursday, August 7th, 2008, by . 30 Comments

Ramadan approaches, again, and Ross complains that religious leaders are intent on spoiling others' fun and livelihoods.


My Friend the Fanatic

Friday, June 13th, 2008, by . 143 Comments

Sadanand Dhume's My Friend the Fanatic - Travels with an Indonesian Islamist.


Youth Groups & Activists Running Amok

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008, by . 58 Comments

Boisterous youth groups in search of alcohol and the attractions of Batam.


Current Minimum Wage

Saturday, January 19th, 2008, by . 18 Comments

Minimum wage rates for 2008 throughout Indonesia.


Tourist Attractions

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007, by . 3 Comments

The morality drive in parts of Indonesia is scaring off foreign tourists.


Batam Radio

Friday, September 14th, 2007, by . 71 Comments

The Batam airwaves are often a mix of foreign and religious content.


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