Aspects of First Entry Into Batam (North of Singapore)

Imagine that you are a consultant hired by the seeking to make its first entry into Batam (north of Singapore). Give an opinion on the advisability of such a move and guide the most appropriate transition to Batam.

Your answer should highlight the challenges and opportunities likely to face your client if he/she decides to embark on such a move, an analysis of the general business environment (the current situation, economic bloc, trading systems, legal framework, influential institutions, etc.), from both quantitative and qualitative perspectives. Your answer should advise the client on how to enter the market. Include advice on the general business context – both international and national. Provide recommendations on how and whether the investment should go ahead (all the previous analyses should be leading to support your recommendation). Include advice on dealing with institutional and cultural differences and other opportunities and challenges between the host and home countries.