My name is Chandra. I currently live in Batam Island, Indonesia. People around this island know me as Batamliciouz. It is amazing that strangers would come up to me and call my Instagram ID name rather than my real name. How did that even happen?
My story started Feb 26, 2015 when I posted my first food review in Instagram. So many of you have been amazingly supportive and by now, I have over 63,000 REAL followers. I emphasize on real because there have so many FAKE ones out there. But this is not the time and place to discuss about this. I have been continuously receiving invitations for food tastings and reviews from many F&B owners. I am thankful and grateful for them. But my true passion is to go down explore the streets and help sharing these real local food to you guys.
Between then and now, I have been featured on local newspapers, radio, and TV. I have been invited to events, seminars, and even judging panel. I was aired on National television as well. But you what truly makes me happy ? To meet many of you fantastic individuals who have been supporting me all these while.
I am very passionate about food. When it comes to food review, I am always honest. I will not post bad reviews because I simply do not wish to ruin any businesses. However, I will not also help businesses by lying to you readers. I am an ugly truth kind of guy. My firm belief is true help stems from real honesty.
My real passion though is travelling. I love to see the world and this goes well with my hungry tummy. I am currently pursuing this side and hopefully can blog and share what I see to you!
You are my motivation. I literally get strangers coming up to me and appreciating my reviews. To know that my reviews could help some of you is priceless. All your comments and feedbacks have made me grown to be better. I love all the interactions we have so stay chatty please.
Finally, I am really humbled that many of you regard me as Batam’s No 1 food guide. I have been repeating this many times and I am going to say this again, without YOU, there is no Batamliciouz. I will continue to improve and expand. Let’s see how far we can grow together. Thank you so much!