Tanjung Pinang, Bintan Island

Bintan Travel Blog

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Bintan island is about one-hour ferry ride away from Singapore, one-and-a-half-hour flight from Jakarta, or less than 3-hour flight from Bali. The island keeps a low-key lifestyle but boasts pristine beaches along the coastline.

-excerpt from my review-
When you visit Bintan island in Indonesia, you will arrive in the capital Tanjung Pinang. It's a friendly small town. The whole place has warm tropical feelings all around. It's less "touristy" as opposed to other beaches/tourist attractions elsewhere in Indonesia.

Where to go in Tanjung Pinang:
- Pulau Penyengat -- a famous historic place in Tanjung Pinang where remains of old Malay palace are located. Bring insect repellent when you plan to visit this place :)

- Trikora beach -- you don't want to miss this one. This beach is unexploited. White sand as far as you can see, tranquil waters, and very nice atmosphere. Go native and try fresh young coconut juice while on the beach!
jacobexcite says:
I will be visiting my brother in Singapore this summer and hope to spend a couple of days in a Bintan island resort.
Posted on: Apr 12, 2010
lelly77 says:
Wow sounds like heaven.
Posted on: Aug 10, 2007
travelman727 says:
I agree, great comments! It's time to pack the bathing suit and head to Bintan Island :-D
Posted on: Jul 30, 2007
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