Batam Education & Health
The Global International School at Batam Center provides private school education from lower primary (elementary) to high school grades for the children of expatriates and well-to-do locals, particularly the children of the Chinese-Indonesian community. The children are taught in English and Indonesian and also study Mandarin.
A smaller international school at Rosedale caters to pre-schoolers through primary school and has a good reputation. A third private school in the upscale suburb of Suka Jadi also has established a good reputation. Fees at the international schools are quite high.
Relatively high standard health services are available for those who have the resources (or the insurance cover) to pay. The modern and well-equipped Awahl Brothers private hospital opened in 2004 and offers state-of-the-art scanning and other facilities for expatriates and upper-class locals.
Specialist services are limited, but complete services are available in Singapore or nearby Malacca in southern Malaysia.