Exotic places, that have historic value here at "Ex- Vietnam Village"
Vietnam Village, a former Vietnamese Refugee Camp, was built by Vietnamese “Boat People” that escaped the war in Vietnam by boat, and arrived at Galang Island in 1976 and occupied the village until 1995
Around 250,000 Vietnamese occupied the camp during its 19 year history, with most eventually gaining asylum in Australia or Canada, while others were returned back to Vietnam under emotional circumstances
The Vietnamese built several buildings and temples during their stay; these have now been preserved and made into a tourist attraction. There are some replica boats of the ones used by the Boat people to flee from their homeland.
A Church and the Quan Am Tu Quil Buddhist Temple (built in 1984) are still used by worshippers today, and is one of Batam most visited attractions. The Khong Pan Su Cam Yao administration building, a clinic, and social services complex & youth center were built and ran by the refugees.
View the Ngha Trang Memorial Wall, built as a tribute to the boat people of Vietnam; or visit the Galang Museum with its many interesting artifacts.
Today the camp remains preserved for visitors to stroll amongst, and read & view the camp history from many of the displayed paintings and documents