Thursday, November 17, 2016


Bintan Island, an ideal destination in Indonesia

Bintan Island or Negeri Segantang Lada is an island in the Riau Archipelago of Indonesia. This island belongs to Province Riau Islands-the provincial capital is Tanjung Pinang lie in the south and is the main community in this island. There are many hotels and resorts on the island, and the most famous of which is the Bintan Resorts with an area of 300ha.

Pulau Bintan is basically an island divided into 2 parts. The first section, with sprawling, it is port of Bintan resort designed fussily, describing image of miniature seaside resort, located in north of the island. And the rest is the area where the locals live. The rest in the other side of the island is completely separated from the Bintan resort with big fences and guards.

Bintan has history from the first century 3. This Island prospered as a trading outpost on the route between China and India, and for centuries been under the control of China, United Kingdom and the Netherlands when it was declared as part of the West Indies Dutch by the pact Anglo - Dutch 1824. In the 12th century, the island Bintan is located in the Strait Malacca and known as "Pirate Island" due to the Malay pirates hijacked ships running through this island. Coming to Bintan, you'll be immersed in the "mixture" of cultures and different ethnic groups including Malay, Bugis, Chinese and a special ethnicity called Orang Laut (sea nomads).

There are so many billionaires in the world chose Bintan island as a place of wedding​

Being the largest island of 3,200 islands in the Riau Archipelago and the largest island province among the 27 provinces of Indonesia, Bintan Island covers an area of approximately 1,140 km2, with a coastline of 105 km and a population of less than 250,000 people.

To go to Bintan Island, you can depart from HarbourFront Center (Singapore). Arriving HarbourFront MRT and then will see signage to the port, buy tickets at Sindo Ferry (Penguin). In addition, there are also many others for you to choose. Roundtrip ticket is approximate 50S $. For a return ticket, you have the flexibility to choose the time to return to Singapore, but must to do the procedure before 1 hour.

Journey to the 2 towns of Bintan Tanjung Uban and Tanjung Pinang - is a great way to learn about the people and culture of this island. Coming to these 2 towns, you will have the opportunity to enjoy many of delicious local cuisines, shopping or visit traditional villages, etc. Furthermore, you can explore the highest mountain among the mountains of Riau Islands - Bintan Besar with 400 m in height.

Flights to this island are very limited, almost no because it does not have an international airport, so travelers often have to stop at the airport of other island and then come here. But the easiest way for you to come to Bintan Island is navigating from Singapore. It only takes about 45 minutes by boat (about $ 50 per head) is that you can come up with the "dream" of the travellers. There are many hotels and resorts on the island, the most famous of which is the Bintan Resorts with an area of 300 hectares. Currently, Indonesia is promoting for Bintan to become a destination for tourists besides Bali.

There are many beautiful beaches on the island, you cannot miss when you come here; lying on the white sand beach, hearing the whisper of wind with sunshine of tropical region will create a sense of relaxation to you. Tanjung Pinang is the main port city on the island Bintan, the city is located in west of Bay Bintan which is also the largest city in Riau Islands, from here you can easily go to Singapore.

Sungai Chua temple (Snake River) is the attraction on the opposite side of Tanjung Pinang harbor. Guests can go to some small islands to visit fishing villages with just a few minutes by boat from the town and of course cannot without mention Penyangat Island, the place where many mosques located, especially Masjid Raya, mosques of old royal.

Tanjung Pinang is very famous for delicious and cheap seafood; there are many choices of seafood including mussels, shrimp, fish, and squid. Riau traditional dishes are also served here, one of these is the specialty "Otak Otak" - fish cooked with coconut milk and spices of Indonesia, is wrapped in coconut leaves. And of course you can also find traditional rice dishes Padang.

You can move to Tanjung Pinang by airway with flights departing from Jakarta. Because of being island so there are relatively many waterway vehicles connecting with other places, many ferries arriving from Singapore, Malaysia and the neighboring islands. Many domestic and international companies operate ferry service transporting passengers./