Mar 7 2013
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March 7, 2013
STUDENTS from Batam’s Tk. Kurnia Happy Valley School recently enjoyed a field trip from class to the Smiling Hill pool. At left, a teacher supervises the youngsters before they entered the pool (right) for some wet and wild fun. (KA)
BATAMFAST ferry service has issued new rates and ticket promotions, good through March 31. The fares are for ferry service between Singapore and all Batam ports except Harbour Bay.
Quantity                   11 to 33     34 to 120     121 tickets
                                   tickets       tickets           & above
Return ticket fare   S$ 17.50     S$ 17.00       S$ 16.50
PDF                     S$  6.00      S$  6.00        S$   6.00
Surcharge             S$ 14.00     S$ 14.00       S$ 14.00
Batam terminal fee  S$   7.00    S$   7.00       S$   7.00
Return ticket price  S$ 44.50     S$ 44.00       S$ 43.50
Free tickets: Every 11 tickets receives 5 FOC tickets;; every 17 tickets receives 7 FOC tickets; every 40 tickets receives 15 FOC tickets.
Terms and conditions:
1. The above promotion effective from now until March  31, 2013.
2. Tickets are valid for six (6) months until August 31, 2013.
3. No refund and renewal for any unused and expired tickets.
4. The FOC ticket is excluded SPDF & Batam terminal fee and return surcharge.
5. Full payment in cash or cheque payable to “Batam Fast Ferry Pte Ltd” upon collection of tickets.
Purchase order is required to fax to (65) 62700322 or you may e-mail to, attention Ms. Linda at least two days prior to your intended collection date.

THE BODIES of four missing children who worked as scavengers were found last week in a car at Cek Puan market in Bengkong in Batam.
The children, who were reported missing on Wednesday, were identified as Maria Elsa, 6; Aprilius Ama Mado, 5; Ferson, 4; and Wil Helmus Rudi, 3.
Antonius, Wil's relative, said the bodies were discovered by residents who reported flies and a foul smell when passing the car. A closer inspection revealed the children's bodies.
The police have taken the bodies for autopsies.
"They usually played while searching for used cans and plastic in the market," Anton, the father of Maria Elsa, said.
Bengkong Police chief Iptu Hadi Sucipto said that the cause of the children's deaths remained under investigation. – Reprinted courtesy of The Jakarta Post

GENERAL ELECTRIC (GE) has supplied two Frame 6B 3-series gas turbine-generators for the UBE Batam Power Plant, which will help to reduce power generation costs and support future economic growth for Batam. Owned by PT Medco Power Indonesia through its subsidiary, the new gas-fired facility will increase the island’s electricity supply and reduce its dependency on oil-fired power generation.
GE shipped the equipment at the end of 2012 and the new facility is expected to begin commercial service in simple cycle in early 2014.
The new plant boosts Medco Power’s power-generation capacity for Batam Island by 20%, adding approximately 80 megawatts of power while enabling a switch from fuel oil to gas fuel, a cleaner and more cost-effective option. The plant will operate on natural gas supplied from West Natuna in Indonesia.
The new project marks the second deal between GE and Medco Power; previously. – Reprinted courtesy of
4 scavenger kids found dead in car in Batam
New ticket prices for BatamFast
GE supplies gas
generators to Batam
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