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Batam City is a city with the element of heterogeneous community

Batam City is a diverse city with a range of ethnicities, customs, and religions. This diversity is possible due to the openness of the community in Batam City made up of migrants from all corners of Indonesia. In 2019, the population in Batam City reached 1,376,009 people and is expected to continue to increase along with the extremely rapid growth and expansion of industries.

Even so, Malay Culture, which is identical with Islam, is still so strong in Batam City, which then became the root of local culture. In daily life, there are ceremonies that contain religious and mythical elements expressed through dance, music, and various forms of art.

Several popular traditional dances, such as Jogi Dance and Zapin Dance, reflect strong influence of Arabic culture. There is also Persembahan (Offering) Dance, which is usually performed to welcome guests of honor. In addition, there is Mak Yong Drama, which is a drama performance accompanied with dances and songs, narrating a nation called “Riuh”, which is believed to be the origin of the name of Riau Province.

Several popular traditional dances, such as the Jogi Dance and Zapin Dance, reflect the strong influence of the Arabic culture. There is also the Persembahan (Offering) Dance, which is usually performed to welcome guests of honor. In addition, there is the Mak Yong Drama, which is a drama performance accompanied by dances and songs, telling the story of a nation called “Riuh”, which is believed to be the origin of the name of the Riau Province.

One of the religious symbols of the Batam community is the Grand Batam City Mosque.

Islam, being the largest religion in Indonesia is also the largest in Batam. The Batam City Grand Mosque, located near Batam City Square, Batam City Government Office, and Batam City DPRD (Regional House of Representative) office services this religious community.

Besides Islam, the other major religions, Christian and Catholic, Buddhism, and Hinduism are also common in Batam and are supported by their own places of worship.

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Batam City is a city with the element of heterogeneous community

Batam City is a city with the element of heterogeneous community. This is proved by the diversity of ethnics, customs, and adopted religions of people in Batam City. This diversity is possible due to the community in Batam City is in majority migrants from all corner of Indonesia. In 2019, the population in Batam City reached 1,376,009 people and could continue to increase along with the extremely rapid growth and expansion of industries.

Malay Culture, which is strongly linked with Islam, is strong in Batam City, and has formed the basis of local culture. In daily life, there are ceremonies that contain religious and mythical elements expressed through dance, music, and various art forms.

The religious community of Batam City is represented through one of the symbols, a mosque named Grand Batam City Mosque.

Islam, being the largest religion in Indonesia is also the largest in Batam. The Batam City Grand Mosque, located near Batam City Square, Batam City Government Office, and Batam City DPRD (Regional House of Representative) office services this religious community.

Malay Culture, which is strongly linked with Islam, is strong in Batam City, and has formed the basis of local culture. In daily life, there are ceremonies that contain religious and mythical elements expressed through dance, music, and various art forms.

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Emergency Numbers

Nomor telepon Pemadam Kebakaran

PBK Batu Ampar

PBK Duriangkang

PBK Sekupang

PBK Sagulung

PBK Sei Panas

Nomor Telepon RS BP Batam

Fire Department phone number

Batu Ampar Fire Prevention Center

Duriangkang Fire Prevention Center

Sekupang Fire Prevention Center

Sagulung Fire Prevention Center

Sei Panas Fire Prevention Center

BP Batam Hospital Phone Number