Just a short ferry ride away from Singapore, the island of Batam in Riau Archipelago province is not just bustling with industry and business activities, but it is also filled with many wonderful spots offering all sorts of fun and leisure activities for the entire family. One of the best places to take the family on a full day fun packed adventure in Batam is Golden City Bengkong, situated in Bengkong area, not too far from Batam city center.
Golden City Bengkong is a recreational complex integrated with the popular Golden Prawn Restaurant and the 4 starred Golden View Hotel. The place offers a wide range of activities for all members of the family ranging from Flying Fox, ATV Arena, Go Kart, Paint Ball, Various Water sports, and more.
One of the most special features of Golden City Bengkong is the Miniature Park. A small version of the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park) in Jakarta, the park presents replicas of various traditional houses from across the Indonesian Archipelago such as the Bolon house of North Sumatra, Toraja’s Tongkonan house of South Sulawesi, and many others in miniature version. Resembling the Madurodam Park in the Netherlands, the miniature Park offers a glimpse of Indonesia’s wealth of traditional architecture for visitors.
The Go-Kart Arena of Golden City Bengkong is a popular attraction in Batam. This is the perfect place for those who wish to test their racing skills or just have fun competing with friends. The Go-Kart Arena applies all safety measures and is supervised by professional staff to ensure that both those riding the Go-Kart and spectators are safe.
For those who wish to engage in a combat simulation, the paintball arena surely provides the perfect setting for an all out shooting frenzy. Meanwhile, the Flying Fox arena offers one of a kind sensation of flying in the air as you glide fast with the sling rope.
Not only on land, the fun also takes place at sea with all sorts of water sports provided at the Monkey Beach Hut Sea Sports Center. Here visitors can enjoy Parasailing, Jet Ski, Banana Boat, kayaking, canoeing, Wakeboarding, Waterskiing, and Speed Boat Riding. There is also a large traditional Chinese Ship called the Golden Cheng Ho which is also available for hire.