Jembatan Tengku Fisabilillah

the first bridge connecting Batam island to Galang Baru island and is the largest bridge among the six bridges

Shiro aka Vincent

an interior designer who loves to fish and travel


co-author, a machine engineer who loves adventure and a fishing addict

oceana angler

my lovely boat for a relaxing fishing trip


co-author, a light tackle specialist

Fish Galore

every box with a story

Diving Heaven

Batam and Bintan underwater view

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


1. Most Hilarious : Fishing Bloopers

2. Most Expensive : Tuna USD. 750,000

3. Most Exciting : Asian Carp

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


we on behalf of BatamFISH would like to thanks all our friends and friends-to-be that after a very overwhelming respond on the Batam fishing tour packages that we offered. And after being vacuum for a few weeks due to the holiday seasons on August 2012, we are now OPEN again for any inquiries on fishing tour schedules.

Due to a variation of needs, we will design a personalized package for all our fishing kaki on demand, either it is focused on 3 days fishing trip or custom it with a hiking or biking tour or even a city bar hoping fun bonanza.

Fly us an email on your need, and we will personalize it for you...

Here at BatamFISH, is all about fishing...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012



Monday, July 16, 2012

Batam Fishing Tour (first trip)

Our first "client" for our fishing tour package came from our neighboring country, Singapore. We were excited and delighted that Mike was so enthusiast for this trip. And both me and Mike had planned the trip 2 weeks in advance. And as planned, Mike and his other kaki of 6 came from Singapore on a 9AM ferry to Batam Centre port.After a short handshake session, we proceed to a local groceries store to stock up few more things for the group, a little fuel for the mouth and lungs, and the 1,5 hours journey to the dock begins. We arrived at the dock and fill up the stomach worms with a simple local nasi lemak, and after that, the sail to Pulau Buaya starts.
me and Rizal as the captain of the day
mike and crews getting their gear ready

with that smile hoping to catch some stray mermaids
The weather was good that day, but 2 of our friend got a terrible seasick and had to rest during the journey. It may be due to their stamina that day. But the never-give-up-spirit from 2 of them awed me. Though unwell, they still endured and prepared all the fishing gear during the journey. 
Rizal and his prized queenie

We arrived at our first spot at around 4PM to fish some selar using sabiki rigs.Fished up a good amount of bait fishes and 2 big queenies courtesy of Rizal with his usual unbeatable handline technique, and we proceed to grouper and snapper spots.

Mike 5 hits in a row
And during that, we cooked up some of the fishes that we caught, including some deep fried queenie fillet with some plain rice. It's so amazing how a combination of a boat journey with fresh fish came out, it tasted so delicious regarding on the simple preparation.
chef Rizal with his queenie fillet

fried fish fresh from the sea
The journey to next secret spot, took us another 1 hour from Pulau Buaya. The spot well known for its Grouper and Snapper. The only fatal problem we had that night was that we didn't managed to get live squids from the supplier, instead, we only have fresh baktao, some nos and live prawns. The reason was, we sail on a full moon night, which was very difficult to get live squids from the supplier. Although of all those problems, we still managed to caught up 11 groupers, and 2 good size snapper.

this one is good for hot and sour pot

this one, a plain steam with soy sauce

another one in Hongkong style

we went back to the harbour at around 9AM and during the way, we did some fishing, but not much of a worth-to-mention-fish due to a very strong water current. We arrived at the harbour around 12PM and pick up some fish for the restaurant chef to cook for us. After some washing up, I could say, I had one of the most yummy lunch after a long tiring night.

fish we sacrificed for ikan asam pedas and ikan asam manis

water, water and more water

Finally, we packed up the fish in a polyurethane box with ice for Mike and the gangs to bring to their family in Singapore. This one journey ends, and the next will begin...

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Batam Special Delicacies - BatamFISH version

Batam is well known for its abundant seafood. Of course you could find some or maybe all of this delicacies at other place, but the freshness is far more superb and the price is on the budget range. Following are some of the delicacies that I love which you could easily find in Batam.

Gonggong (Strombus Canurium) is a type of edible conch that is abundant in Riau island. It is mostly steamed and eaten by shelling the meat out and dipped with chilli. Gonggong can only be found in around Riau islands, even if you could find this elsewhere, the taste would not match the one that they have here. To taste this delicacy, you could just order it anywhere that sell seafood. The price is ranges from Rp.25.000 to Rp.35.000 (USD. 2.50 - 3.50) per serving. (pic source)

Otak-otak is made from a mixture of barracuda flesh and flour with some chilies and spring onion. Otak-otak is barbecued over charcoal or nowadays on electric grills, and it can be found in almost every corner of the island. The different to the Singapore  styled otak-otak is that the Riau islands otak-otak are often wrapped in coconut leaves which in Singapore, they wrapped with with banana leaves. The money you paid to taste this is a mere Rp.2.000 (USD. 0.20) per piece. (pic source)

This is a delicacy that made from sea snails. It is often cooked in hot sauce gravy. What made it fun is the way of eating it. We have to suck it on one end for the flesh to come out. It tastes a bit like gonggong, but only not so chewy. You might need a little practice before you master the art of sucking cucut. Taste it at the price of only Rp.20.000 (USD. 2.00) per plate. (pic source)

The sliced fish soup in Batam in the most well known in Indonesia. The key ingredients are barracuda flesh, prawn, squid, fish ball, and tomato slices in a clear soup. The best fish soup you can have is at Yong Kee Fish Soup Stall in Nagoya at around Rp.26.000 (USD. 2.60). (pic source)

Ikan asam pedas is a fish in hot and sour curry like soup. The fish can be varies from snapper, grouper or even stingray. The best I tasted so far is served from a stall at Eatern Food Court just right in front of BCS Mall for the price of Rp. 25.000 - Rp.60.000 (USD. 2.50 - 6.00) per serving depends on type of fish. (pic source)

most of the grilled fish in Batam are grilled on wood charcoal or coconut shell charcoal. The different between a Batam styled and Bali styled BBQ seafood is mainly on the sauce. In Bali styled bbq, they are using mainly on the mixture of dark sweet soya sauce with chilly and shallots, but in Batam style they will put a yellowish sauce made from galangal, tumeric, garlic, ginger, and shallot on top of the cooked seafood making it even more fragrance and yummy on the tounge. Price varies. (pic source)

There are still lot more delicacies that you can taste here in Batam or Riau islands, such as Mantis Prawn cooked in butter, Blackpepper Crabs, Drunken Prawns, Barracuda in Milk Soup, and others.

Want to taste all of this? Just simply come to Batam, and don't forget call me....

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Fishing tour to Pulau Buaya - Batam, Indonesia

Weekend fishing tour to Pulau Buaya (for 6 person)*
Fishing boat with experience captain, spacious space, GPS and Fishfinder

Day 1 - pick up from Batam Center ferry terminal, quick lunch, and proceed to Pulau Galang Baru terminal, fishing frenzy to Pulau Buaya

Day 2 - morning fishing and return to Batam, quick city tour shopping and lunch, return to Batam Center ferry terminal to end your fun fishing adventure.

- fully air conditioned bus
- picking up and drop off to ferry terminal
- 2 times lunch at local stall / fast food
- Malay and English speaking guide
- live squid baits of 5Kg
- live prawn baits of 2Kg
- coffee and mineral water
- instant cup noodles
- snacks

NOW for only Sin$. 899.-* 

*(JUNE 2012 ONLY)

*please check for availability 14 days in advance

Testimonies / articles:
Trip 01
Trip 02

For reservation, please email at or call +62-778-7007788 (Rizal)


Trip Pancing Pulau Buaya - panen ikan ungar

team : Rizal, Hendra, achai, ali, jonny dan teman2 dari PT Panasonic Batam

lokasi : Pulau Buaya

tekong : Pardi

Ikan ungar ( sejenis kakap / snapper ) adalah ikan target utama para pemancing di batam, memiliki tenaga yg kuat dan tidak gampang menyerah apabila strike, ikan ini akan memberikan perlawanan sampai di permukaan air....untuk umpan bisa memakai ikan kecil ( tamban atau pelata ) dan sotong / cumi segar.

mr asun

dari yg terbesar sampai paling kecil

lupa namanya..sorry ya om

ungarnya sekitar 5 kg

pari yg bikin repot, fight sekitar 1 jam

duh..lupa juga namanya.....

ikan ungar pertama, menang galatama di kapal....lumayan balik modal...

haruan tasik 23kg, yg dapet mr ali

mr jonny dan mr asun

total hasil

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Trip Pancing Pulau Buaya - panen ikan kakap merah

team : achai, asun , ali dan teman2 dari batam
tekong : Pardi
spot : karang kapal dan PLN di perairan pulau buaya

Trip kali ini memang penuh dengan kejutan, tidak biasanya bisa mendapatkan ikan kakap merah sampai puluhan ekor...teman2 yg ikut pada puas, umpan segar, arus laut tidak begitu kencang dan cuaca sangat mendukung...ini dia berita fotonya...

strike pertama oleh mr asun

mr hendra

mr ali

mr jonny

box hijau

mr ali

box putih

pelabuhan hasym

pembagian jatah

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