Camp Vietnam Batam is one of the historical attractions in Batam. This place certainly is not a new name for Batam citizen and among the tourist, both local and international. Many tourists who comes here to find out about the history of Camp Vietnam in Batam many years ago. Thanks to very wide information access (read: internet).
How to go to Camp Vietnam Batam
Located in Galang Island, which is already outside the main island of Batam, to reach Camp Vietnam Batam, it will takes approximately one and a half hour from Batam Center. It can be less or more time deoending on where you’re start.
It will across 5 bridge chain of the famous Barelang bridge, so it will worth a journey for you. But unfortunately, there is no public transportation to reach here. The only transportation which is given by government is mean to used by students only.
It is highly recommended for the tourists which will visit Camp Vietnam Batam to rent a car or motorbike or going along with tour services. Along the way there are much to see, like Dragon Fruit plantations owned by local people. Unfortunately, when we were visited the farm, the dragon fruit harvest haven’t started yet. But the fruit is still available in their store.
Short History of Camp Vietnam in Batam
The history of our country, Indonesia, have noted that we had contributed greatly for Vietnam as the country’s colonial period and most of the residents went sailing across the sea to find a safe and free of war. And the island is a stopover girder that is right for the citizens of Vietnam who seek tranquility war at that time. That is Galang Island, the territory of Batam.
At this location there are a few relics of the Vietnamese community when it fled to the island’s shore as boats used for sailing, cooking utensils, handicrafts, old churches, temples, tombs and various photo memories are stored in the museum Vietnam camp and many more.
Not only that, visitors entering the museum will be pampered with Vietnam typical song, in the museum, visitors will not only see some of the existing historical but visitors can also learn how the people of Vietnam at the time who were displaced to helping each other and create a village or a shelter of peace and peaceful in this place.
So, for those of you who like history tours are advised to make a wish list for a visit to Camp Vietnam is in Galang Island, Batam.