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Melur Beach is another white sandy beach with clear blue sea water in Batam. This beach is located about 2.5 kilometers from Barelang Bridge V, named Tuanku Tambusai Bridge. This 200 meters long beach has its own history of Vietnam refugees, called "manusia perahu" or literally means the boat people, which stranded on Batam Island in 1979, before they transferred to a refugee camp in Galang Island by UNHCR/United Nation High Commisioner for Refugees (a UN organization that protect and assist refugees around the world) and the Indonesian government. (See more information about Vietnamese Refugees Camp in Galang Island).

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Visitors usually like to swim, fish, or drink a young coconut that are sold by local sellers. If you like, you can rent a gazebo for Rp. 20,000 (a gazebo with aluminum metal roof) and Rp. 30,000 (a gazebo with thatched roof), or a rug/mat for Rp. 10,000 to enjoy a beautiful panorama of the beach under shady trees along the beach. Tire buoy is also available for rent at a cost of Rp. 5,000 (small) and Rp. 10,000 (medium) per tire. For those who like water sport, you can try banana boat, which will cost you Rp. 20,000 per person. Melur Beach is usually crowded on weekends and public holidays.

Location : about 2.5 kilometers from Barelang Bridge V, Galang Island (Galang Subdistrict)
Operating hours : daily, 6am-5pm
Entrance fee : Rp. 5,000/motorcycle and Rp. 15,000/car
Facilities : toilets and wash rooms, warungs, mushola (a prayer room for Muslims)
Nearby attractions : Camp Vietnam Galang Island (1km away from the beach or less than 10 minutes by own transportation), Mirota Beach, Barelang Bridge V: Tuanku Tambusai Bridge
How to get there : by private transportation: from Nagoya it takes around 60-90 minutes
Remarks : beach guards are not available here. Unfortunately, the beach can be dirty where visitors may find trashes of food wrappers and plastic bottles or cans.

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