Tag Archives: residency

Doesn’t work? Never mind.

Today was the day for me to go to Batam Centre to get my “smart card” to allow me to breeze through immigration on my upcoming every-60-days trips to Singapore, under the rules of my new multi-entry business visa. Batam … Continue reading

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A long, but successful, day in Singapore

I had set my phone alarm for 5:45 this morning but I beat that by 45 minutes. It was a very muggy night anyway, not good for sleeping, and even the small air conditioner could not help. So why not … Continue reading

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The visa challenge begins

Getting a visa that would allow me to stay in Indonesia for a long period of time was a priority when I returned to Batam. The alternative is a 30-day visa on arrival that you have to renew, surprisingly, every … Continue reading

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