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SimplyBoChap
10-07-2005, 01:38 AM
Hi is there a vehicle ferry to Batam? Just helping some :bow: ang moh to find out.
ADVrider forum (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41699&page=108&pp=15)
His website (http://www.strikingviking.net/sv/index.php)

xtravel
04-01-2007, 10:23 PM
Originally posted by SimplyBoChap@July 10, 2005 01:38 am
Hi is there a vehicle ferry to Batam? Just helping some :bow: ang moh to find out.
ADVrider forum (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41699&page=108&pp=15)
His website (http://www.strikingviking.net/sv/index.php)
so far no. but u can always check with the indo embassy. wish i can take my bike there too.

ganman
05-01-2007, 07:53 PM
Originally posted by xtravel@January 04, 2007 10:23 pm
so far no. but u can always check with the indo embassy. wish i can take my bike there too.
Not sure if you can take your own motorbike there.

Was reading this forum: http://www.batamforum.com/ Seems you can rent a bike there for RP150000.

But it's beautiful to ride down the Barelang Highway to the end of the riau islands. There is a Kelong at the end where the seafood is cheap. :smile:

ArsenalBoi
05-01-2007, 08:42 PM
is he a rich white guy

vqz_racing
08-01-2007, 07:12 PM
does it matter rich or poor?... can try fedex of dhl..:confused:

biking nomad
10-01-2007, 06:19 PM
Originally posted by ArsenalBoi@January 05, 2007 08:42 pm
is he a rich white guy
if u;re asking abt strikingviking....i don't think he's a rich dude la...but he;s got an awesome sense of adventure!

He was held captive by Colombian rebels when he was riding thru South America a few years ago. U can read abt how he was tortured but managed to break free in his book Two Wheels Through Terror. Available through Amazon but try and order through his site.

Newayz, being kidnapped and held captive didn;t kill his wanderlust and he set off for a RTW world trip again. He's completed this leg of his journey and is now back home learning mandarin. He's doing it so he can have deeper interaction when he rides through China.

Awesome writer! Read abt his visit to Israel, Palestine and Borneo, Kalimantan on his site or advrider....bloody smashing!

http://tmkconcept.com/strikingviking/home.htm

If i remember correctly i think he eventually rode up to a port in Msia n shipped his bike via ferry to Indonesia

Demon
16-01-2007, 02:27 PM
Originally posted by rxZster@January 10, 2007 06:19 pm
if u;re asking abt strikingviking....i don't think he's a rich dude la...but he;s got an awesome sense of adventure!

If i remember correctly i think he eventually rode up to a port in Msia n shipped his bike via ferry to Indonesia


this strikingviking guy, not sure if he's rich but definitely not poor. He sold off his magnificent property to finance his RTW trip. He is also a judo expert, he competes at the national level. Wonderful if he did put up a good fight before the Colombian rebels subdued him.

Anyway, there is a weekly car ferry service from butterworth to medan. If you want to go lake toba, that's the place to land.

:bounce:

gorgonitz82
20-01-2007, 04:55 PM
dun think the columbian rebels have to fight him to subdue him ... just point their guns at his head can liao

biking nomad
20-02-2007, 12:14 AM
well they did manage to subdue him and abduct him.

But he manged to stay strong and break free to end his ordeal.
His story makes captivating reading. U can get his book from Aamzon.

aimrahim
23-04-2007, 04:38 PM
check this report......

http://www.at-asia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=857#7573

i believe it can be done for singaporebikes.....
:smile:

AND don't forget to apply 1 month UNPAID leave and most important don't forget your credit cards!!! Don't leave home without it.

sabbaha
23-04-2007, 05:10 PM
Originally posted by aimrahim@April 23, 2007 05:38 pm
check this report......

http://www.at-asia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=857#7573

i believe it can be done for singaporebikes.....
:smile:

AND don't forget to apply 1 month UNPAID leave and most important don't forget your credit cards!!! Don't leave home without it.
cool!

ganman
28-04-2007, 11:01 PM
Some info on the Carnet De Passages En Douane (CPD) and how to apply for it in Singapore.

http://www.aas.com.sg/services/carnet.htm

wenjin
24-09-2008, 08:49 AM
Hi all,

I was thinking of taking a weekend trip to batam rent a bike and do some riding there. Anyone got any advice?

Any threads already started on batam? did a search but ALOT of non related stuff came out

tingchiyen
24-09-2008, 06:53 PM
get an international driving licence from AA here in Singapore. The last time I rode in Bali I got knocked up for any number of "violations" by the local TP. Get insurance coverage as well on your own.

LL
24-09-2008, 07:39 PM
I heard that the potholes over in batam are superpowderful

xiaobanz
24-09-2008, 10:05 PM
There also no need to ride with helmet (at your own risk). But best to ride with helmet cos if got caught by their TP, you have to give some good coffee money.. haha..

Kutrax
24-09-2008, 10:43 PM
Not advisable to ride in batam..
that side road not so good n u need to get use to the horning.

forget abt riding do some humping instead.. please proceed to nagoya entertainment district.

ben1112
24-09-2008, 11:58 PM
last week i went no rentals....

A-AN 07
26-09-2008, 05:40 AM
A good suggestion there....

bluelabel
26-09-2008, 10:32 AM
Some story to share with you guys ,

My friend`s friend rental and crashed a bike in phuket , Had to pay $2500 for repairs , So ride safe and best get a small kup chai , there.

ghost04
26-09-2008, 11:34 AM
get an off-road bike for batam riding...fall u wont heart pain n the traffic there is super crawling speed n no rules...

wenjin
29-09-2008, 05:13 PM
Hi,

So I went to Batam anyway without any preparation. And here is my experience.

There I did not manage to find any bike or car rental shops at all. But I managed to rent a car from one of the hotels to drive around. These cars are owned privately by the car owner, so he took a risk in renting it to me :). But i had to leave my passport at the hotel desk for their assurance. Maybe you can get one of the bikers to lend you their bike. And almost everyone there wears a helmet.

You can take a free shuttle bus from batam central to the city or some of the hotels. Look for the information counter. First shuttle bus leaves at 1110am.

I paid around $60 sing with a half tank of petrol, and luckily the car was automatic. Traffic there is still driveable although jaywalkers tend to TOTALLY ignore you and can walk in the middle of the road!!!

MiCmAsTa
02-10-2008, 03:21 PM
I have move this to the Trip Trills Section

racingter
03-10-2008, 09:50 AM
if we can bring our bikes over to batam to ride the feeling even better..calling for ferry services...:angel:

IST
03-10-2008, 10:07 AM
Go Tg balai and riding better, can go their seaside or park at the hill foot then clime up the hill for waterfall..RP40,000 only..Nightime go their disco and try your luck to get a free kampong girl back to hotel.. Been 10yr over there during my young time.

racingter
08-10-2008, 02:10 AM
Go Tg balai and riding better, can go their seaside or park at the hill foot then clime up the hill for waterfall..RP40,000 only..Nightime go their disco and try your luck to get a free kampong girl back to hotel.. Been 10yr over there during my young time.

wheres That place huh?

IST
21-10-2008, 07:44 AM
wheres That place huh?

Go HFC and take the ferry around 1H 40M will reach the small island in Indonesia..