Agro tourism batam becomes an interesting alternative to spend the holidays, especially for those who are already saturated with tourism in the city. Batam has a dragon fruit agro-tourism in the Barelang 4th Bridge. There you will see the dragon fruit gardens which extend to the neat. In addition to directly feel the fresh dragon fruit juice, tourists can also pick directly from the tree. If you want to pluck straight from the tree must order before Friday, because farmers will harvest every Friday to stock up on Saturday and Sunday.
How to get to Agro Tourism Batam – Dragon Fruit Plantation
Located on Rempang Island, 3rd island after leaving main Island of Batam. From the city, it will took approximately 20 to 35 minutes, depend from where you are departed.
- If you comes from Batam Center International Ferry Terminal, you can rent a taxy (in case you are not book the accommodation before). From there, it would take approximately 20 to 25 minutes.
- From Sekupang International Ferry Terminal, it would take 15 to 20 minutes driving.
- If you are coming from Nagoya area, it would take 30 to 35 minutes driving, depend on the traffic situation.
Barelang Bridge is not the only attractions that connect Batam, Rempang and Galang. From the 1st to 4th Bridge at the end of the Galang Island, the landscape is still relatively green and fresh. Along the way already established a number of Kelong or seafood restaurants offering a wide variety of fresh seafood, unspoiled beaches, including agro tourism Batam draw a dragon fruit.
Dragon Fruit Plantation Area
Dragon fruit orchards in this region covering an area of 105 acres are managed by 36 farmers scattered in several locations. The background scenery of the fruit dragon farm is very beautiful sea. So, you can relax at the cafe in this dragon fruit plantation by enjoying fruit dragon juice in a blue sea panoramic which decorated behind the dragon fruit plantation.
We try to describe the history of dragon fruit that we took from the Wikipedia as following: Dragon fruit (UK: pitaya) is the fruit of several cactus species of the genera Hylocereus and Selenicereus. This fruit comes from Mexico, Central America and South America but is now also cultivated in Asian countries like Taiwan, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia. This fruit can also be found in Okinawa, Israel, Northern Australia and southern China. Hylocereus blooms only at night.
In 1870 this plant was brought from Guiana French people to Vietnam as an ornamental plant. By the Vietnamese and Chinese men are considered a blessing. Therefore, the fruit is always placed between two green dragon tail statues above the altar table. Red fruit color stand out among the green dragons. This is the fruit of a habit among the Vietnamese people are much influenced Chinese culture known as the Thang Loy (dragon fruit). The term Thang Loy then translated in Europe and other countries who speak English as a dragon fruit.
In addition to the sweet taste refreshing, dragon fruit is rich in benefits. Many people believe this fruit can lower cholesterol and balance blood sugar. There has been no research on the benefits of this fruit, but because the origin of species believed to dragon fruit cactus fruit contains vitamin C, beta carotene, calcium, and carbohydrates. Dragon fruit contains high fiber as a binder cancer-causing carcinogen and facilitate the digestive process.