Favorite thing: When you are at Singkep Island, you will see lots of dogs, cats as well as chickens roaming around the premises of the local people. Ocassionally, you can see cows and goats as well. Do not be afraid as the dogs here are rather tame and will not bark or bite you as they are used to being around with humans.
Favorite thing: When you are at Dabo town, you will see buildings like the ones in the photos and hear noises during the day. They are for attracting swallow birds into the big hole on top so that they can build their nests inside the houses which are specially catered for it. This is because bird's nest is an expensive Chinese delicacy worth a lot when sold. You can see some swallow birds flying around these houses if you look up in the sky. In fact, the bird's nest houses in Singkep are consider less as compared to other places in the surroundings such as Selatpanjang, Karimun, Bengkalis etc.
Favorite thing: If you want to have views of Singkep Island from the air, then you can consider taking a plane to and fro the island. This mode of transport also offers fantastic views of the many islands of the Lingga Archipelago and nearby Riau Islands. For more information of the flight, please see the transportation section of this VT page.
Favorite thing: The sunset at Singkep Island can be very beautiful, and I am lucky to be able to catch a very nice sunset during my stay at this island during March 2007.