Pulau Bintan Travel Guide

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Pulau Bintan Things to Do

  • For Golf lovers

    There are world class Golf courses at Bintan Island......At least one belongs to the Bintan Island Resort.Designed by Jack Nicklaus, the course offers sculptured bunkers, a strategic use of the natural landscape and some unique water hazards. The Par 72 has magnificent sea views, and is designed for golfers of all abilities. Plenty of trees for...

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  • Explore Bintan Lagoon’s Long White beach

    Bintan Lagoon's long white beach is very grand and quiet maybe because it was not crowded by the time of my visit. The sand is comparable to those of Boracay and Panglao. Rolling on the beach is very relaxing and one of the things I enjoyed the most. The water is very clear as well.I like taking photo on a large rock near the shore plus the stone...

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  • Skinny dip

    This is good fun but make sure the big light, that is the sun, is out first... SKIN DIVE

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Pulau Bintan Hotels

  • Nikoi Island

    A short ferry ride from the main island of Bintan, Nikoi is a small island that caters up to 50...

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  • Loola Adventure Resort

    38 Jalan Pakis, Galang Btanag, South-East Bintan, 1N 103E, Indonesia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Club Med Ria Bintan

    Worst stay ever at Club Med Bintan. You guys should know that those who had great moments don't...

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Pulau Bintan Restaurants

  • Nice Curry

    Spice seem to be doing a bit of a mix of Indonesian and Indian food at the moment. We ordered a prawn curry and a lamb curry (on the bone). Both were delicious and very spicy, which is how we like it. The lamb was very well cooked and fell off the bone, just as it should. Presentation was good with small dishes of chutney and ratia too. I asked if...

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  • Try out the famous Gonggong!

    The location is remarkable beautiful, it locates by the sea, and they have their own pier for romantic dinner. it was so amazing!the food is excellent!, also the waiters are friendly..the only problem is that we have to pay in Singapore dollar!!..damn.. The Gonggong; it's the local famous sea-snail, I found the taste is like eating escargot with...

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  • Food Glorious Food

    Lotus Cafe within Angsana Spa & Resort serves a wide spread of food from both the East and West. Sitting there, you can spend you time just gazing out towards the lovely sunset. Being in Indonesia, you'll just have to take in the palate of Indonesian food. I tried their Mee Rebus which was not too bad.

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Pulau Bintan Nightlife

  • Clubbing and Beach Parties

    I was at Bintan Lagoon Resort, its not brand new but spacious and alot to do. Similar to Singapore prices, the beach is amazing. I Love clubbing and Bintan Lagoon Resort, its the only Night Club in the whole of the Lagoi area. Good Live Music and clean fun. SILK as its called opens i think at 7pm till 3am, there is also a decent Karakoe Lounge at...

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  • Its a family entertainment at Club Med,...

    In the evening they have trapeze shows, dance where all guest can join the dance and enjoy, fashion shows, etc. Club Med have their own event management team who takes care of events on daily basis.The beach shack gets converted into a mini restaurant at night. Its has a very romantic ambience in the evening. Main Beach restaurant is also a great...

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  • Is there anything in Tanjung Pinang?

    Took a quick look at the town at night. As the main entrance into Bintan proper, the town is chaotic, noisy, congested and dirty, as well as crowded with people. Basically, I would even call it charmless. People are a little more mercenary, a little more pushy and definitely could smell the tourist whiff off you. Taxi drivers were fast to pounce on...

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Pulau Bintan Transportation

  • Fast Ferry to Bintan

    Bintan Island is just an hour away from Singapore by Fast Ferry.The ferry company is run by Bintan Resorts. The ride is very comfortable, ferry has airplane like seats, coffee and tea available, and plenty of luggage room. It leaves from Singapore Cruise Centre, and tickets can be purchased at the Cruise Centre or any tourist office in the cbd...

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  • From Tenah Merah Terminal to Sri Bintan...

    If you're going to Bintan Agro Beach & Spa Resort:1. Proceed to Tenah Merah at the Singapore Cruise Center2. Book your ferry tickets on the spot (best to buy online ahead of time)Wavemaster, Falcon and Penguin (book here: https://www.brf.com.sg/eCommerce/Default.aspx)Schedule of Wavemasterhttp://www.batam-island.com/wavemaster.htmlSchedule of...

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  • Singapore - Bintan by boat

    There are several daily ferries from the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal in Singapore to the Bandar Bentan Telani ferry terminal in northern Bintan inside the Bintan Beach International Resort area. The schedule of the ferries are at the website below and the cost is at the webpage http://www.brf.com.sg/ifos2/fare.htmThis is the fastest way from...

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Pulau Bintan Shopping

  • Shop at the Factory Outlet!

    Mostly selling Men's, Women's and children's clothing here. It is definitely cheaper than buying at the other stores in Bintan plus its original (only because its rejected). Though the place is quite small, we spend about 1hour there only. No food here.

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  • Factory Outlet Shopping

    This factory outlet isn't here till a couple of years ago.It occupies a bluish building right next to the customs building and thus is just a stone throw walk away. You can find branded goods such as Acercrombie & Finch, Boss, Nike etc going at slashed cost prices as long as you don't mind the items looking outdated, dusty and well, sometimes,...

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  • tourist trap

    Most resorts offer rides to the local tourist village - a series of shops selling clothing, fake designer handbags and souvenirs - run by the local tourism venture. The only trouble is you're then stuck here till the next bus out, usually 1 1/2 hours! Not a lot to do if you're not into the shopping, a couple of restaurants here too, and prices...

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Pulau Bintan Local Customs

  • GREETINGS !

    Greetings can be a slightly complicated affair. ‘Selamat’ is the greeting word, but you must specify the time. • Selamat pagi = Good Morning• Selamat tengah hari = Good Afternoon (from noon to about 2pm)• Selamat petang = Good Afternoon/Good Evening• Selamat malam = Good Night I did have a grumpy policeman on a train just say ‘Pagi’ to me one...

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  • The local Indonesian Dance troop

    We were greeted by a group of classical dance performers at the reception area of the Nirwana Hotel Resort. The dancers were in traditional colorful dresses and they were readily available for photography session with them.

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  • Language.

    The national language is Bahasa Indonesia. However, within Bintan Resorts area, English is widely used because the resorts is mostly catered for tourists from Singapore. The hotel pamphlets are in English. The people at the reception, butler, conceige all can speak English.

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Pulau Bintan Warnings and Dangers

  • Do I need my passport?

    International passports are needed for exit out of Singapore and entry into Bintan. Bintan is essentially part of Indonesia and considered an international port of call, where immigration clearance and approval is necessary. Indonesia has different visa requirements for different countries. Please check with your travel agent or or the respective...

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  • Don't Go deep in the sea

    There is a under current in the waters. Hence don't go deep into the sea unless you are wearing a life jacket. You can go upto 3 feet deep. Club Med has also mentioned a warning board and how to swimming back to the shore if you get caught in the current. But its always safe to take precaution in the first place. As we are on the holidays and we...

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  • Things to note in Bintan

    Below are several important things which you may wish to note:- Beware of pickpockets while in Tanjung Pinang.- Most of the people cannot communicate in English, so you should either follow a day tour or get some locals to help you in your trip.- Try not to wonder off the beaten path unless with proper guide and preparation, because the island is...

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Pulau Bintan Tourist Traps

  • Not the pasar malam we're expecting

    The items are quite expesively priced..and they tell you that its already discounted heavily. I didnt buy much here except for the prawn crackers and a few souveniers(which is cheaper compared to the shop in Bintan Lagoon Resort). The other stuffs like shirts, dress...damn EX!

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  • Pasar Ole Ole - could do better

    It's a purpose built tourist village/collection of shops in Bintan Resorts. It's one of the few places to actually go and do any shopping up there so most people will end up there at some point. Although it's a bit of a naff place to go, prices for things like drinks and toiletries are cheaper than in the resort hotels, so if you want to stock up...

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  • bring Spore Dollar when you're shopping

    Eventhough Bintan Island is part of Indonesia, but dont get it wrong, when you visit Bintan resort area, you have to pay everything in Spore Dollar!!otherwise if you still wanna pay in Rupiahs, they will convert the currency from SGD to Rp !But I dont think this is happening if you go to other part of bintan like in Tanjung Pinang or Tanjung...

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Pulau Bintan What to Pack

  • Essentials for the beach resort trip

    Beach Slippers; Sun Block/Sun Tan lotion, swim wear, swim goggles Anti-emetics/Anti nausea pills if you have problem sea-sickness. If you plan to do under water photography, get the water proof cladding for your camera. SD Cards, memory sticks for the camera. Nirwana Beach resort has a photo studio, but the charges to download all images into a...

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  • Something for the hot and humid weather.

    Sleeveless or short sleeves tee for the hot and humid weather. Bermudas or shorts or 3/4 pants for the beach. Comfortable walking shoes or slippers for the beach.Umbrella during the monsoon season which is from November to January. However, it will not neccessary rain every single day during the monsoon... You still can get the sun... Toiletries...

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  • A pair of slippers.

    Everything in a bagpack from Singapore! Sleeveless shirts/tee with bermudas are fine.Do remember your swim wear for the swim in the pool.Slippers or sandals for the beach.You do not need anything formal or fancy. The atmosphere is that of a relaxing holiday one. Remember your sun protection and the after-sun moisturiser. Enough memory to snap...

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Pulau Bintan Off The Beaten Path

  • Tanjong Pinang: Get to Know the Real...

    You will get to experience the real rough and tumble of Bintan once you leave the walls and barricades of Bintan Resort. Just in front of the gates were wooden huts with zinc roofs. The residents gaze seemed to have penetrated the tinted glass windows of our jeep. Shivers. They looked like there was nothing much they had to do in terms of job.When...

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  • GOING NUDE

    There are no nude beaches on Bintan. In fact the whold coutry is off limits to ‘Naturists’. In the North there is a colony of Singapore of sorts. Bintan Lagoon is the most remote of these and the 2 mile long beach will allow you to ‘go natural’ if you walk East. There are no inhabitants as it is a private beach. My 6th sense did however make me put...

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  • Visit Pulau Penyengat

    Seen from Tanjong Pinang, Palau Penyengat provides visitors with an interesting view of historical sites such as an old Dutch fort and old palaces. A good one-day itinerary that cost about US$50 per per person with lunch included.

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Pulau Bintan Sports & Outdoors

  • Mana Mana Beach Resort: Water Sports in...

    Here's a list of sports activities I would indulge in Bintan. If I had the time. No matter, I'll list it down first and share the info first..If you're a Singaporean , crazy about water sports and young, you would have visited Bintan's mana mana beach club at least once. I've been lots of time here when I was younger. That place has lots of budget...

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  • Kayaking In Bintan

    Kayaking is always one of the best ways to explore the coastline of any place. It is least intrusive to the ecology of the environment and offers an excellent manner for one to take in the sights and sounds offered by nature at a comfortable pace.Bintan with its clear waters offers good opportunities for kayaking. With the kayak, you are able to...

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  • Mana Mana Beach Club

    If you are looking to do any form of watersports, then the well-equipped Mana Mana Beach Club is the place to go. The only disadvantage is that the price of the activities here are quite a bit more expensive than doing them in Thailand.The pricelist (as of 10th April 2004) is as follow:--BANANA BOAT (min 3 pax): S$7 per PersonBOAT TOURS (min 2...

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Pulau Bintan Favorites

  • VISAs to enter Pulau Bintan

    In a dramatic change to the current immigration rules, starting on January 26, 2010, foreign tourists from countries eligible for "visa-on-arrival" will now be given a 30 day visa that can be renewed for an additional 30 days.As part of the new changes the 7-day visa at US$10 has been abolished, with the 30-day US$25 visa (renewable for an...

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  • Visa on Arrival (Update July 2010)

    Update on Indonesian visa-on-arrival (as of July 2010).Since beginning of 2010 only the 30 days visa-on-arrival to Indonesia is still available at 25 US$ per person. Exception for Bintan/Batam a 7-day visa at 10 US$ can be obtained for groups of 4 person or more. However this visa needs to be applied via your hotel in advance.Countries that are...

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  • The Great Garudha, National Symbol of...

    Just outside the Bintan Ferry Terminal there is a huge Garuda Statue. It’s a national symbol of Indonesia. Though a Muslim country it reflects early Hindu influence. On our way we enjoyed scenic beauty of the Island. Prestine blue waters and beaches make this island an experience to remember. Perfect for those who are finding an escape from busy...

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