Nongsa beach is one of the natural tourism potential which is capable of sucking up domestic and foreign tourists to come to the city of Batam. Because the beach is located in the northeastern part of the island of Batam combines the beauty of the beach with the feel of a modern city. The name ' nongsa ' was adopted from the name of a character.
The first developing the coastal area, from the land empty and neglected by the wrap of Bush in the form of mangrove trees and shrubs into the area that have a value. By the local community, the area was dubbed the area the old Nongsa. From this beach, the coast of the southern part of Singapore is just a half-hour boat motor. This proximity causes the villagers there in the 1970s to 1980s know Singapore dollar currency or ringgit Malaysia rather than dollars.
Today, the beach has been incarnated as Old Nongsa recreation area the prestigious. This place is also an area that has always been contested by the investors to build the resort. Locals oftentimes can only see an exclusive resort that is not affordable.
As the fishing communities that make the sea as a Sustainer of life, local residents are now no longer able to sail free. Who manages the resort often prohibits their build bagang around the beach because it is considered dangerous to ships or cruise ship excursions that will be anchored in one of the resort.
Usually people reveals his fascination, the effect, on the beach, visited not far from what ' owned ' the beach. For example things commonplace as a quiet beach water conditions or choppy water, the color of its large, white sand, coral reefs as home to thousands of sea life, and so on. From all that, the Beach had other things and Nongsa unique that not many owned most of the beaches in Indonesia, namely the Singapore city view at night.
This beach faces West to the sea, therefore you will be treated to spectacular views of the sunset at dusk. At dusk, the mega pudarnya horizon West accompanied the departure of the Sun, while on the north side you'll see the sparkling lights of the building in Singapore began to light up replace the role of the Sun. Singapore night showing the city and thousands of lights sparkle megapolitan city à la New York typical of Southeast Asia, where it appears residential buildings and Office skyscrapers of today. This moment never missed when visiting the beach Nongsa.
More than that, visit the beach will feel natural because Nongsa surroundings is maintained properly. For visitors who like to swim in the resiknya sea water, as well as air-snorkeling panoramic underwater, it's worth more careful because at this place there is no Coast Guard are monitoring travelers. Especially for parents who bring their children to play with the water.
In addition to the beauty of the beach and sea, as well as the feel of a metropolis of Singapore which you can enjoy the all-you-can-eat, it's good of you to visit the local communities in this area are largely a native Malay. Here, you can visit the settlements contained along the coast in the Bay of Tering, namely Kampung Batu Besar and Kampung Nongsa.
The majority of them eyed livelihood as fishermen, some other profession as a trader in the area surrounding the beach. Watched and followed their daily activities which perhaps differ greatly from your regular life, surely it is an engrossing experience.
This area is the more special because of the tourist sights are easy to reach other flagship in the Riau Islands province, such as Maimun Beach and Sekilak Beach which is also not less beautiful the Nongsa, Penyengat Island, the island of Lingga, the bridge of the Barelang, Viet Nam refugee camps on Galang Island, as well as shopping malls in Batam city, such as the Nagoya area requires only a 20-minute journey.
The tourist area of this beach is located in a neighborhood East of Batam, Sambu, the city of Batam, Riau Islands, Indonesia. To arrive at the beach, visitors can use the Nongsa taxis ' roamed ' around the city of Batam. By taxi, it takes more or less 40 minutes with IDR 75.000,-from the Centre of Batam City (November 2008). When from Hang Nadim airport Batam city, more or less, it will take 25 minutes away by car or motorbike.
To get to the beach from Nongsa airport, visitors are advised by road Hang Tuah towards the East, to meet a t-junction of paths. Then turn left (towards the North), Hang Jebat Street passes to the second street at the t-junction.
At this intersection, visitors must turn left for the second time and Hang Lekiu Road which passes directly to the beach Nongsa with it takes 10 to 15 minutes. It would be better asking directions and paths on the local people not to get lost. Because, there is a possibility of the direction and the path around the perimeter of the beach will be confusing for first time visits. In addition, for travelers who are in Singapore, can use the ferry from Tanah Merah, Singapore. This ferry will dock at the Terminal Ferry Nongsa (Nongsa ferry port).
Batam Island is inhabited first by the Malays as Strait people since 231 ad. The island has become the battlefield of the struggle of Admiral Hang Nadim in resisting the colonizers was used by the Government in the Decade of the 1960s as a logistics base in the island's petroleum Sambu. The Decade of the 1970s, with the initial goals of making the Batam as its Singapore Indonesia, then the corresponding presidential decree number 41 in 1973, Batam Island is designated as an industrial area with working environment supported by The development of Batam Island industrial area better known as the body of The Batam (BOB) as the driving force of the development of Batam.
Now the Agency Business (BP Batam). Along with the rapid development of Batam Island, in the Decade of the 1980s, based on the Government Regulation Number 34 in 1983, Kecamatan Batam which is part of the Riau Islands District, enhanced her status became the municipality of Batam which have the task of running the administration of Government and societal as well as support the development of Batam Authority done (BP Batam). In the reform era at the end of the Decade of the 1990s, by Act No. 53 of 1999, then the administrative municipality of Batam changed its status into autonomous regions, namely the Government of Batam city to perform governmental functions and the development of Batam Authority inviting Agency (BP Batam).
The town is part of the Riau Islands province, has an area of land covering an area of 715 km2, while the total area of the whole reach 1,575 km2. Batam city tropical with an average temperature of 26 to 34 degrees celsius. The city has hilly terrain and berlembah. The soil in the form of red soil that is less fertile and the weather change frequently so as to be used as agricultural land only the plants that can be grown without following the season.
North of Singapore and Singapore
Lingga Regency South
The Karimun Regency West
The East East of Bintan and Tanjung Pinang
The culture of the local community
Batam city community is a heterogeneous society consisting of various tribes and groups. The dominant tribes include Malay, Batak, Minangkabau, Javanese and Chinese. By wearing the Malay culture and upholding the Bhinneka Tunggal Ika, Batam be conducive in the drive of economic activity, political and social culture in the community. Until April 2012, Batam has a population of 1,153,860 inhabitants and has a rate of population growth is very high. In the period of 2001 to April 2012 to have population growth averaged more than 8 percent per year.
The livelihoods of local communities
Batam with a population of approximately 900 thousand people. The main livelihood of the inhabitants are industrial workers, traders and some government employees and private sector. "The citizens of Batam is extremely heterogeneous. There are from Java, Sunda, Batak, Bugis or Makassarese even. They were coming to Batam to work and earn a living. So, very little unemployment.
To arrive at the beach, visitors can use the Nongsa taxis that roamed around the city of Batam. By taxi, it takes more or less 40 minutes with IDR 75.000,-from the Centre of Batam city.
When from Hang Nadim airport Batam city, more or less, it will take 25 minutes away by car or motorbike. To get to the beach from Nongsa airport, visitors are advised by road Hang Tuah towards the East, to meet the junction road
Then turn left (towards the North), Hang Jebat Street passes to the second street at the t-junction. At this intersection, visitors must turn left for the second time and Hang Lekiu Road which passes directly to the beach Nongsa with it takes 10 to 15 minutes. It would be better asking directions and paths on the local people not to get lost. Because, there is a possibility of the direction and the path around the perimeter of the beach will be confusing for first time visits.
In addition, for travelers who are in Singapore, can use the ferry from Tanah Merah, Singapore. This ferry will dock at the Terminal Ferry Nongsa (Nongsa ferry port).