Even though the Island is governed by Indonesia, it is primarily a Singaporean Holiday Destination. Bintan Island or Negeri Segantang Lada is an island in the Riau archipelago of Indonesia. It is part of the Riau Islands chain. Since the 3rd century AD, it became a popular trading post used by China, India, British and Dutch. In the 12th century, the island was known as the ‘Pirate Island’ as Malay pirates used to loot trading ships sailing in the local waters.
I highly recommend a visit to this island for any traveler that would like a relaxing break from the busy streets of Singapore allowing one to recharge.
You will find crystal clear ocean waters perfect for snorkeling and sunbaking and a string of Bintan Island hotels for all budgets providing a wide range of food and beverage options mainly along the beachfront. There are also many high-end Bintan Island resorts on the large island.
Bintan Island to Singapore is only a 45-minute ferry ride from Tenah Merah Ferry Terminal. A public resort island bus service is also available which also visits a centralized handicrafts village that is well worth visiting. Did you know that Bintan Island is over three times the size of Singapore?
You will also find golf courses and water sporting options available from most beachside resorts. Such a lovely walk along the beach passing the resorts.
Oh, do not forget your passport when embarking on this adventure from Singapore even if only doing a Bintan island cruise.
Would I stay here again?
Yes. I really liked the pristine white beaches and watersport activities. A great spot for a couple or family to wind down.
Awesome and natural ambience we have here. Singapore is a beautiful country with fascinating places. Will like to do both shopping and leisure in here.
I would love to visit its water courses. Looks adventurous and challenging.
This island is one place one can mellow out and forget about work stress.. I need to treat myself to a holiday here…great piece
I usually ask my girl for this. I have been to Singapore but never for shopping. My girl does though but may it be shopping or otherwise This country is clean. I love that.
The Bintan Island in Indonesia is cool to visit. Going to shop there means no room for worries again. Thanks for this informative post because am gonna fix a date there soon.
I highly recommend a visit to this island for any traveler that would like a relaxing break from the busy streets of Singapore allowing one to recharge. Not only for Singaporean but to as many travellers that wish to have a fun time while relaxing. Thanks Dave
Never knew that there is such a beautiful getaway nearby the already wonderful country of Singapore. Really easy way to enjoy nature and have a weekend retreat without having to spend too much and without traveling too far.
A relaxing place for anyone that needs a cool spot to meditate while searching for a way forward in life. I like your description of this place.
The place looks gorgeous, I’ve heard about this Island and I’m considering to visit it on my next vacations.
Sounds heavenly. I would love to walk around the Singapore beach and check out the island resorts. The food options and handicrafts village look awesome too.
Bintan island has such a rich history. It will be a great experience to visit it and learn more about it.
The island looks very peaceful. The perfect place to unwind after a busy day in the city.
The beaches of the island are absolutely amazing! This is a slice of paradise on earth.
I’d be interested in the golf courses and sporting options available. The island looks very impressive.
The clear blue waters are very calming and even therapeutic. Bintan island is truly the place to be!
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