Galang Tourism Area
HISTORICAL EXPLORATION OF BARELANG CLUSTER
Galang Island, which is the historical location of the camp for refugees from Vietnam, is one of hundreds of islands in the jurisdiction of Batam City. The Island is located south of the main island.
07.00 - 18:00 WIB
Open every day, Monday - Sunday
Galang Open Space Museum
Galang Island, Batam City, Riau Islands 29425
Starting from Rp. 5,000
Vehicle entrance ticket applies according to type.
Vietnam Camp on Galang Island
Galang Island is located in Batam City which used to be a refugee camp for Vietnamese citizens. Around 1980, hundreds of thousands of southern Vietnamese fled to other countries after the civil war there.
Vietnamese people boarded boats and for some time bobbed in the South China Sea with no clear destination.
Some of these South Vietnamese managed to reach Indonesia, precisely at Galang Island and Tanjung Pinang. From here, the story of Galang Island as a refugee camp for Vietnamese began.
Interested in visiting this location?
VIETNAM CAMP FEATURES
From Barracks to Houses of Worship
Vietnamese Camp, which was built in the 70s, stands on an area of approximately 80 hectares. In this location there are not only refugee barracks, but there are also many other supporting facilities such as hospitals, houses of worship, and cemeteries.
One that is often visited by tourists besides the museum is the temple or pagoda - a holy place for Buddhists - Quan Am Tu.
Apart from the Vietnamese Camp, there are natural tourist sites such as Melur Beach which is also managed by the BP Batam. This beach has a fairly long coastline with interesting spots.
For its development, BP Batam also collaborates with other parties in the management of the coastal tourism area there.