One of the popular tourist destination in Batam is a culinary tour. Batam as a Malay land of course offers a variety of Malay culinary. But Batam as the urban city, of course inhabited by many tribes who inhabit this city of Batam. With so many immigrants from regions across the archipelago, Batam certainly has a culinary diversity of all regions of Indonesia.
Because the riches of culinary , then one of the Batam excellence tourism is the nusantara culinary, and also international culinary because Batam is a city with the third highest tourist arrivals in Indonesia after Jakarta and Bali. So in Batam there are many restaurants and hotels serving culinary from Thailand, China, Japan and Europe. In addition is seafood as a typical and famous culinary from Batam.
Because it is culinary diversity the Batam gevernment since 2008 has always held a culinary festival with different names in each year, of which, Food Festival Batam, Batam Seafood Festival and in 2013 was titled “Batam International Culinary Fiesta”. According to information from the Department of Batam Tourism Batam International Culinary Fiesta event will be held in September 2013 in conjunction with the “National Culture Festival”.
This culinary festival aims to promote a variety of culinary products nationwide, so that culinary businesses can introduce culinary products to the people of Batam also promote to foreign tourists and domestic tourists. And of course an event like this will attract foreign and domestic tourists to visit more to Batam.