WARM days and balmy evenings, great food, good company, stunning swimming pool complex,
excellent air conditioned accommodation, very convenient location, Western management,
helpful and friendly staff … and all at amazingly affordable prices!
No wonder more and more people are choosing Smiling Hill on the Indonesian island
of Batam as a preferred place to live, retire or visit.
Chances are you have never heard of Batam – in fact, it is a lively and booming island
just 20 kilometers (about 12 miles) across the water from Singapore, or less than
an hour by modern fast ferry.
Smiling Hill is being redeveloped as a gated residential resort community with guesthouse,
serviced apartments, houses and restaurant/bar mainly for resident expatriates and
This site offers general information about Batam and Smiling Hill and some reasons
why it may suit you for a holiday, short or long-term serviced accommodation, retirement,
relocation, a regional office and/or a sound overseas property investment.