Galang Island

Galang Island is an island that has an area of ​​approximately 80 km2, located 350 m (560 miles) southeast of Batam, Indonesia. Galang included in a series of three large islands connected by six bridges Barelang (abbreviation of Batam, Galang Rempang-).

The island is famous because of the Vietnamese refugee camps that occurred on a large scale in the year 1979 - 1996 and to the attention of the UN and the international parties. And at that moment there was a major administrative UNHCR office to run the Galang Refugee Camp, where many Vietnamese boat people and asylum seekers who temporarily accommodated during the determination of refugee status and their subsequent settlement in the United States, Australia and some European countries.

Now this Galang refugee camps become tourist attraction and historical city of Batam, because it is relatively close to the island of Batam (about 7 miles). In addition to this attraction, Galang island is also visited by many tourists on weekends because of Melur in the western coast of the island is quite beautiful.

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