Bintan Lagoon Resort Review

I would like to share my personal review of Bintan Lagoon Resort, as I have stayed there on my trip to Bintan Island. An easy ferry ride from the Tanah Merah port in Singapore will bring you to this plush resort that stands its ground on the shores of the Pasir Panjang Beach. It is one of the most popular weekend trips for Singaporeans and also other tourists from neigboring countries who are looking for some sun and sea, relaxation, family time, good food and some fun. Bintan Island is also known for its top-class golfing courses, making it one of the most sought-after golfers’ paradise.

Bintan Lagoon Resort * boasts of 300 hectares (740 acres) of lush green grounds and, more importantly, a private beach.

Getting to Bintan Lagoon Resort

There’s only one way to get there i.e. by ferry from Tanah Merah. But in that, you have two options:

One, hop into the direct high-speed ferry ride operated by the Mozaic Ferry Lines that’ll take you straight to Bintan Lagoon Resort ferry terminal in all of 75 minutes. This way you can avoid the long immigration queues and hassles of a public ferry terminal, and enjoy a beautiful ride directly to your resort.

Boat ride to Bintan Island, Indonesia

Boat ride to Bintan Island

Two, opt for the public ferry services plying to Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal in Bintan. The ferry rides are pretty comfortable and, upon landing, you can either avail the public shuttle transfers or arrange for an exclusive ride to the resort.

The ferry ride fares differ depending on season and day of the week. So it’s best to look up the current fares before booking. I went in the month of November and paid close to S$70 for a roundtrip.

Note: The Bintan Lagoon Resort suspends its personal ferry service from December-February due to monsoons, and provides resort shuttles for guests landing at the public ferry terminal. Direct services resume from March.

Drive from the port to Bintan Lagoon Resort, Indonesia

Drive from the port to Bintan Lagoon Resort

We ended up experiencing both the options mainly because we booked too late and did not get tickets directly to the resort while going, but managed our return tickets via the direct Mozaic Ferry Lines. It turned out to be great! We took the public ferry on a beautiful, sunny morning in Singapore and reached Bandar Bentan Telani, and arranged for a car to take us to Bintan Lagoon Resort. It would take over an hour, we were told. Just as we were cursing ourselves for procrastinating over tickets, the busy town gave way to beautiful winding roads and red earthy scenes. The clouds had gathered in the sky, and it was one of the best car rides of my life.

Bintan Lagoon Resort Location

This modern resort is strategically located on the Pasir Panjang beach, which is approximately two hours away from both Bintan’s capital, Tanjung Pinang (73 km) and the Chinese fishing village of Senggarang (76 km), which are both major tourist destinations.

Getting around the island is easy enough, with most resorts offering to book taxis or help you rent a car for the day. You can look up Indorent Car Rent for rented vehicles, or Adventure Scooter if you want to go zipping past the countryside in a two-wheeler.

Bintan Lagoon Resort Review

The first thought that crossed my mind on reaching the resort was how big and green it was. All of 740 hectares and cradling one of Indonesia’s best golf courses, I could see why people throng to this place for short weekend getaways.

Entering Bintan Lagoon Resort, Indonesia

Entering Bintan Lagoon Resort

Boasting around 470 Indonesian-style rooms, the resort features two outdoor swimming pools, a state-of-the-art indoor gym, an indoor gym for kids, a tennis court, and two world-class golf courses – the Jack Nicklaus Seaview Golf Course and the Ian Baker-Finch Woodlands Golf Course. The fine-dining restaurants and cafes serve some delicious Asian, Japanese, Indian, and Western cuisine along with the local Indonesian dishes. The pool-side bar called the Verandah looked quite tempting as did the Terrace Sports Bar which was quite packed with many guests chilling with drinks and watching live games on the big-screen TVs, although we did not get the chance to visit them.

My friends and I headed for our lunch at Haskell’s, a charming 12-hour cafe offering food and light snacks anytime between 10:00AM to 10:00PM. Our eyes feasted on the spectacular view of the golf course, while we finally sat with some food and beer after the long journey. I settled for burger and fries, and my friend went for their buffet that was a mix of Indonesian and Western cuisine and was pretty decent too.

The buffet was close to Rp700,000 per person, while the a-la-carte menu offered various items starting from Rp150,000.

Golfers at the Bintan Lagoon Resort, Indonesia

Golfers at the Bintan Lagoon Resort

The resort rooms were quite nice; we had taken sea-view deluxe rooms and it was very refreshing to sit on the balcony and take in the view. The rooms had all the standard amenities like a flat-screen TV, four-poster bed, Wi-Fi facilities, tea and coffee makers, hair dryer, minibar, but what caught our attention was the private massage space. It was a big Indonesian-style space with pillows and formed a part of each room.

Of course, you could always get your senses soothed at one of the resort’s luxurious spas that include the Javanese and South China Seas special body treatments, along with the more common foot reflexology and neck and back rubs. They even have a massage area by the sea for guests preferring an on-the-beach experience. The prices of the treatments start from S$60 and go on up to S$350.

Tip: Should you look for cheaper spa treatments, go exploring the neighboring parts of Pasar Oleh and indulge in a full 90-minute body massage for as much as Rp500,000, although you may have to compromise on the ambience.

Our deluxe sea-facing room with in-room massage space at Bintan Island Resort, Indonesia

Our deluxe sea-facing room with in-room massage space

Though we didn’t have any time to order any room service in our one-night visit, we were comforted by the fact that it’s a 24-hour thing and kept that as the fall-back option. Some suites and private villas also have whirlpool tubs: something we read about while looking for budget rooms in the resort. Maybe, next time!

We spent a part of the evening in the entertainment zone which wasn’t the best we’ve seen. For starters, it was empty and didn’t exactly leave us spoilt for choices. You can give this a miss. Since we had a kid with us, we spent some time playing pool and air hockey. It also had a foosball table and a bunch of bikes for rent.

Entertainment zone at Bintan Lagoon Resort, Indonesia

Entertainment zone at Bintan Lagoon Resort

However, the lobby seemed to be quite the chill-out zone and was buzzing with guests simply lounging in the chairs or snacking on something from Mojo Café that serves light nibbles and fresh coffee. The reason might also be that the Wi-Fi connection is strongest in this area! You can also while away your time at the quaint shops selling souvenirs and swimming gears, though we suspect they are at a much higher price than that available outside the resort.

Tip: If you’re a golfer, carry your own equipment as the resort charges an excruciating price for both rent and sale.

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Review of the Resort’s Private Beach

Stretching over 1.7 km, the private beach is absolutely beautiful. This is definitely a plus point in my review of Bintan Lagoon Resort. The white sandy beach complements the clear blue sea which is ideal for both a leisurely swim and some water sports. The resort offers packages for everything from banana boat rides, jet skiing, kayaking, snorkelling, surfing, boarding, and canoeing.

Private beach at Bintan Lagoon Resort, Indonesia

Private beach at Bintan Lagoon Resort

We spent a great evening picking shells, getting our feet wet, and watching a glorious sunset, after which we headed towards the beautiful Nelayan café for some great seafood. Formerly known as Rice, this dining space is right on the beach and offers a cosy ambience amid the sound of crashing waves and soothing sea wind. We enjoyed their pork ribs but the Wasabi prawns sent us to food coma, and I wouldn’t mind going back again just for those jumbo prawns.

The next morning, right before we returned home, we revisited the beach – this time to try our hands at some of the exciting land activities the resort offers, like ATV tours, beach volleyball, electric car/bike rides, and Segway among other things. Given limited time in hand, we decided on a 15-minute ATV ride through the jungles lining the beach. The guide took us on the ATV trail, which was both scary (for first-timers) and exhilarating, and left me with a very satisfying sense of accomplishment on completing it.

We took single-seater rides, which cost us around S$40 for 15 minutes, while a 30-minute ride and a 60-minute ride would cost S$66 and S$110 respectively. The costs will jump another S$20, approximately, if you go for the double seaters.

ATV ride at the Bintan Lagoon Resort, Indonesia

ATV ride at the Bintan Lagoon Resort

And then, just like that, it was time to go back home. As we dragged our feet back to the Bintan Lagoon Resort ferry terminal, we longed for one more night – usually the sign of the end of a wonderful holiday. There was so much more to explore within the resort itself that I’m definitely going back for more.

To sum my review up, I would recommend staying at the Bintan Lagoon Resort * as it’s a one-stop shop for all holiday activities. Irrespective of whether you are going there with your friends or family, there’s something for everyone. Although the room rates are higher than other resorts, watch out for their super deals online. It was how we managed to get great rooms at a very reasonable price – around S$88 per night per room.

There are negatives and positives for every holiday resort. My recommendation is based on direct ferry access from Singapore, nice rooms, great private beach, water sports and land activities, kids’ play area, and delicious seafood at the beachfront restaurant. So, next time you’re planning a short trip, give this destination a thought.

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Top 10 Things to Do in Bintan Island

Bintan Island that forms a part of the Riau Archipelago in the South China Sea is a perfect getaway for friends and families in Singapore with its wide array of things to do. A 45-minute ferry ride will transport you to a world of white sandy beaches, clear blue sea, great Indonesian cuisine, and a bevy of outdoor activities.

The ferry ride also adds to the most important part of a holiday – the journey. And all the more because it is so convenient. There are multiple rides a day from Tanah Merah, Singapore to the three ports in Bintan: Badar Bentan Terani, Tanjung Pinang – the capital, and Bintan Lagoon Resort. The last one is perfect if you are booked into this particular resort, like I was, as the ride takes you directly there. But if you want to add a road trip to the journey, get off at either of the former two ports and take a car to your resort. I’m glad I took the Bintan roads one-way as they were spectacular.

Drive from the port to Bintan Lagoon Resort, Indonesia

Drive from the port to Bintan Lagoon Resort. Photo by author

While there’s plenty to do on the island, here’s my personal top 10 things to do in Bintan Island for you to pick from:

Immerse in history and culture
 at Senggarang Village

The history of a new place has always appealed to me. It’s like hearing the story of a faraway time and then seeing the evidence for real. Bintan, though a small island, is steeped in rich historical and cultural stories, especially due to its strategic placement on the Indo-China trade route. While being pivotal to Malay support system, the island also became home to many Chinese migrants who came in large numbers and settled here. Senggarang Village is the first Chinese establishment. The quaint village is a mixture of houses of different styles and architecture, and shops in sheds. Being an open community, the doors of most houses are left ajar and you can sneak a peek into the lives of these people. One of the nice things to do here is to take a charming walk along the village, which has quite a few temples, Banyan Tree Temple being one of the most interesting ones.

Getting there:
Located just outside the capital of Bintan Island, Senggarange Village is easily accessible via small ferry rides, locally known as Pongpong, which will get you to the other side for Rp5000-10,000 for a single ride.

Fishing village at Bintan Island, Indonesia

Fishing village at Bintan Island. Photo by Frank Starmer

Get the best shopping bargain in Tanjung Pinang

I found Bintan’s capital, Tanjung Pinang – a small and friendly town – to be a great hub for trying out local food, picking up souvenirs, and learning about the island’s culture. Shopping in this town is quite affordable as the wares are mostly local and handmade. While the concrete shops offer a diverse range of electronic goods, dried food items, and antiques, the street peddlers provide the best bargains with their colorful display of Javanese batik cloths, gems, local artefacts, and handcrafted toys.

If a shopping mall is your thing, head straight to the newly constructed Plaza Lagoi mall located in Lagoi Bay. Spread over almost 1,000 sq. meters, the contemporary retail space houses over 60 shops catering to fashion, Indonesian gifts, artefacts, and convenience stores.

Play golf at resorts and clubs

Bintan is definitely a golfer’s paradise and it is one of the top activity to do here. It has four spectacular golf courses – two in Bintan Lagoon Resort *, one in Laguna Bintan Golf Club, and one in Ria Bintan Golf Club. The Bintan Lagoon Resort by far boasts the most luxurious ones: the Jack Nicklaus (Sea View) course and the Ian Baker-Finch (Woodlands) course. Since I stayed at this resort, I could indeed see the golf courses in all their glory. Ria, on the other hand, gives Bintan Lagoon stiff competition as golfers flock to this resort which boasts of having all 27 holes at its Ocean and Forest courses designed by the ace golfer, Gary Player.

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Being a spectator, I would take in the sights of the rolling green courses against the blue skies while sipping on a cool cocktail. Simply looking at the soothing landscape would take away all stress and elevate my holiday mood.

Golfers at the Bintan Lagoon Resort, Indonesia

Golfers at the Bintan Lagoon Resort. Photo by author

Indulge in spa and massages

Speaking of de-stressing, the one and only thing that can completely relax you are a great spa treatment. If you’re from Singapore where massages and spa treatments don’t come cheap, this is the place to completely unwind and indulge in a luxurious Balinese body massage or even a Thai massage. Most resorts offer a range of treatments to soothe the body and mind, where you would be paying for the ambience as well as the service.

A little exploration in and around the island and I found that you could get cheaper massages in the local spas near Pasar Oleh for as much as Rp500,000 for a 90-minute body massage, although you may have to compromise on the ambience.

Eat fresh and highly affordable seafood/local food

Sebung Village, the sleepy little village near Sebung River, actually serves the best seafood in Bintan. I binged on everything from lobsters, prawns, mussels, freshly caught fish, crabs, and more. Fresh, delicious, and highly affordable, the seafood gets served in restaurants built on stilts that offer you a beautiful view of the mangrove river at the same time.Additionally, the capital, Tanjung Pinang, has an active night food bazaar called Akau, where you will find a wide range of delicious local snacks to satisfy the taste buds. One must-eat item on your list should be the ‘otak otak’, which is basically fish meat cooked Indonesian style and comes wrapped in coconut leaves.The resorts also lay out quite a buffet but, of course, for a higher price. If you happen to stay at the Bintan Lagoon Resort, don’t forget to try their Wasabi Prawns.

ATV ride at the Bintan Lagoon Resort, Indonesia

ATV ride at the Bintan Lagoon Resort. Photo by author

Try out some outdoor activities like ATV

Being an island destination, Bintan does not disappoint where water sports are concerned, you will find plenty of things to do. As most resorts face the beach, you can easily avail these activities in the water sports centers. November to March are ideal for boogie boarding, wind surfing, and long boarding as the north-easterly winds give the water that perfect swell that is a surfer’s delight. On the other hand, April to October sees calmer waters that make it ideal for jet skiing, water skiing, and, of course, diving and snorkelling.

On land, you can try your hands at ATV rides, mountain biking, and adventure treks. Your resort will help you with bookings and transfers. I had the best time in Bintan Lagoon Resort with ATV and Segway rides. You can also hire bikes and cycle within the huge resort, but since I didn’t have time, I’ve left that to my next visit.

Visit the Bintan Elephant Park

Eight Sumatran elephants run the show here. They are trained to perform delightful tricks like 360-degree turns on their hind legs and then jiving to some disco music. The show timings are at 10:00 hours Monday through Thursday, and at 10:00 and 15:00 hours Friday through Sunday. Tickets are priced at S$34 per adult and S$28 per child.

Greetings from a Sumatran elephant, Indonesia

Greetings from a Sumatran elephant. Photo by Nonprofit Organizations

The park also lets you interact with the gentle giants – you can feed them and learn about their living habits, behavioural patterns, as well as dietary habits. You can ride on their backs and take a tour through the forest, which is a one-of-a-kind experience. It would be best to avail the combo packages for ride and show, which range from S$34-39 for adults and S$25-31 for children, depending on the duration of the rides. Located in Lagoi, it’s an easy ride from your hotel as the concierge will be only too happy to book the transfers.

Sunbathe and dip in clear blue sea at Trikora Beach


The local beach destination lies along the eastern shores of the island and is a perfect spot for sunbathing or dipping in the sea. I found the on-rent cabanas dot the beach a good enough way of relaxing for a mere Rp2000 (SGD 0.20) for the entire day. The sea boasts of three different hues of blue on a clear sunny day, and you get lovely local food in the beach shacks. My beach sauntering led me to a fishing village close by, marked by the fishermen’s stilt houses built to catch/breed fish, locally known as ‘kelongs’. While it’s interesting to watch the fishermen concentrate on their chores, there’s another section that’s busy making boats from the scratch. Though camera-shy, these people are quite friendly and have a ready smile for tourists wandering close to them. In addition, close to the beach lies the Santa Maria Cave, which is home to a Mother Mary statue atop a half globe. It was apparently built by a Dutch priest in the 18th century that still sees people gathering there every Sunday to pay their tribute.

Trikora Beach at Bintan Island, Indonesia

Trikora Beach at Bintan Island. Photo by Adamina


Getting there:
To get to Trikora, there are two options: you can reach it from the south via Tanjung Pinang main port or approach it from the north from the Bintan resort area. The former is the preferred and, more importantly, pocket-friendly option. It’s more than an hour’s ride either way. Once you reach the capital’s ferry station, you can grab a taxi to the beach destination, or if you’re feeling adventurous, hop on behind the bikes of the ready takers outside the ferry station. You can also hire bikes from there for the day. But make sure you settle on an agreeable price first before they ‘take you for a ride’.

Solve the mystery of the Snake River Temple

This 300-year-old temple is by far one of the most interesting places in Bintan. Also known as Sungai Ular Buddhist Temple, the Snake River Temple is accessible only by boat from Tanjung Pinang and looms up suddenly at the mouth of the Sungai Ular or the Snake River. The structure has a mysterious aura surrounding it, and its walls are covered with paintings of the horrors and torture methods of Chinese hell.It is also a popular destination for Chinese pilgrimage, and the ride is made interesting by the winding river lanes through the mangroves that instil in you a sense of adventure. If paganism and traveling off-the-beaten-track are what fascinates you, this one’s worth a look.

White sand beach at Bintan Island, Indonesia

White sand beach at Bintan Island. Photo by Thomas Timlen

Marvel at the Grand Mosque at Penyengat Island

A short boat ride from Tanjung Pinang, the Penyengat Island houses the then-ruler Raja Haji’s formidable stone fortress. Amid the tombs that dot the entire island, the citadel stands right in the middle and offers a spectacular panoramic view of the entire island. Take your selfies and family clicks at this viewpoint. Some of the tombs belonged to people who helped shape the history of this place e.g. the Bugis Princess who received the island as her dowry and the poet whose work somewhat forms the basis of modern Bahasa Indonesia. The highlight of the island, however, is the Sultan of Riau Grand Mosque which was built with a curious mix of egg white and lime as cement.

Sultan of Riau Grand Mosque at Penyengat Island, Bintan, Indonesia

Sultan of Riau Grand Mosque at Penyengat Island, Bintan. Photo by Achmad Rabin Taim

I found Bintan Island absolutely delightful, with its beautiful palm-fringed beaches, delicious seafood, great shopping spots, rich cultural heritage, the quaint little temples, and smiling, friendly faces. Easy accessibility is yet another advantage for this value-for-money getaway. So for the next short holiday, drop by the beautiful Bintan island. It certainly won’t disappoint and you will find yourself busy with all the activities it has to offer. I’ll definitely be going back one more time.

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Bintan Island : Weekend trip from Singapore

Bintan Island, a popular name to the people of Singapore as it is one of the affordable and hassle free weekend getaway. Many tourists and locals from Singapore goes to Bintan Island for a respite from the hustle and bustle of Singapore. This is one of the very few islands near to Singapore, therefore making it a popular choice among travelers from there.

Bintan island is part of the administration region of the Bintan Island Regency of Riau Islands province. The autonomous city here is Tanjung Pinang. Singapore is the next closest major city from it despite that this is an Indonesian island.

Sunrise at Bintan Island, Indonesia

Sunrise at Bintan Island, Indonesia

Where is it

Bintan Island is an island in Riau archipelago in Indonesia, located 10 km east of Batam Island and 105 km off the coast of mainland. It is a 45 minutes boat ride from Singapore to the tip of Bintan Island or 1.5 hours ride to the city Tanjung Pinang.

Map of Bintan Island, Indonesia and Singapore/Malaysia

Map of Bintan Island, Indonesia and Singapore/Malaysia

Why go

The nearest island getaway from Singapore that still holds a kind of historical charm. Dotted with resorts, it is an island geared for tourists but don’t be deterred as you may find some hidden gems like the vibrant market that is partly located on stilts over the sea.

When is the best time to go

The best time to go Bintan Island would be the dry season, between March to October, but this would also means it is the peak season thus pack with tourists. Try to also avoid Singapore public holidays or school holidays if you do not want to be swarm by crowd. Wet season will find this place raining a lot thus would dampen your activities and trip here. October is a good time to visit Bintan Island if you are interested in the International Dragon Boat Festival.

Trikora Beach at Bintan Island, Indonesia

Trikora Beach at Bintan Island, Indonesia

What to see

Trikora beach – one of the accessible beach in Bintan with ports available.
Sumpat area – untouched beaches in Bintan Island
Rainforest – there a still a few available that are still majestic
Senggarang – west of the city, this place still has quaint houses and old Buddhist temples surrounded by large banyan trees.
Penyengat Island – a small island 15 minutes from Tanjung Pinang, comes with testament of the time pass of Johor-Riau kingdom glory. Here you will find old yellow mosque, royal tombs and palaces among green lush background.
Natural Maritime Culture – mangroves with various species of flora and fauna plus marine life

Golf at Bintan Island, Indonesia

Golf at Bintan Island, Indonesia

What to do

Surfing – there area where the waves are good enough for surfing.
Golf – many world class golf courses available in Bintan Island, such as Bintan Lagoon Resort renowned 18-hole golf courses or Jack Nicklaus Sea View Golf course, Ian Baker-Finch Woodlands Golf course and award winning 27-hole Ria Bintan Championship Golf Course.
Spa – for the weary travelers looking to rejuvenate
Outbound activities, adventures and ecotours- few choices like Nikoi island or with the Loola Adventure resort.

Boat at Bintan Island, Indonesia

Boat at Bintan Island, Indonesia

What and where to eat

Some of the most delicious seafood can be found here. At night you can go to the food stalls along the road selling various kinds of seafood dishes from chili crab to steamed prawn to grilled fish and oysters. Seafood is freshly caught here and are sold at reasonable price. Beachside kelongs, street stalls, and high-class restaurants in Tanjung Pinang town are the best spots to taste the local seafood specialties, including chilli crab, drunken prawn, “Gong Gong” and Pearl conch. Bintan Indah 99, Damai Baru, Pagi Sre, and Roti Saiman Perancis are some of the popular restaurants in Bintan where you can have delicious Indonesian varieties at reasonable prices.

Drinks at Bar, Bintan Island, Indonesia

Drinks at Bar, Bintan Island, Indonesia

Where to stay

Bintan Island offers a wide range of accommodation options including top-rated hotels and resorts as well as budget and mid-range options. Bintan Resorts area is known for offering some of the most luxurious accommodation to visitors. Many good budget hotels can be found in and around Tanjung Pinang town. For top star options, you may go for Mayang Sari Beach Resort, The Sanchaya or Banyan Tree Bintan *. There are also some budget options in Tanjung Pinang town.

How to get there

By Ferry
By far the most popular way to get to Bintan from Singapore is ferry.
Singapore to Bintan Ferry – There are frequent ferry transfers from Singapore’s Tanah Merah ferry terminal to Lahoi’s Bandar Bentan Telani terminal or Singapore to Tanjung Pinang Sri Bintan Pura ferry terminal.

Batam to Bintan ferry – there are also ferries from Batam to Lagoi / Tanjung Pinang.

Johor to Bintan ferry – contact +607 221 1577

Ferry to Bintan Island, Indonesia at Harbourfront, Singapore

Ferry to Bintan Island, Indonesia at Harbourfront, Singapore

By Flight
You can also fly into Tanjung Pinang from Jakarta to the small airport at Tanjung Pinang. Sriwijaya Air serves this domestic route.
You can also fly to the neighbouring Batam Island which has a larger airport.

Many travelers choose to fly into Singapore and then take a ferry across to Bintan Island.

How to get around

Motorbike at Bintan Island, Indonesia

Motorbike at Bintan Island

There is not much of a public transport choice in Bintan island therefore you can either rent a car or hail a taxi all the time. If you are adventurous you can try renting a motorcycle here. Another convenient way to get around the island is to use a car preferably arranged by your hotel staff. Renting a car may cost between US$55–US$105/day depending on the car model and the distance covered. Taxis are also available all across the island, however, it’s better to ask the hotel staff for reasonable fares before hiring a taxi. White minivans (a public transport locally called mikrolet or angkut) can be used to get around Tanjung Pinang and nearby areas if you have enough time to spare.

Where to go nearby

Batam Island – like Bintan, only fewer resorts, more factories and more nightlife

Take the ferry back to Singapore or it is just a short flight away.

Sunset at the Beach, Bintan Island, Indonesia

Sunset at the Beach, Bintan Island, Indonesia

Photo credits from top: julfran, Rachel, Adamina, Thomas Timlen, Alexander Farley, gtknj, DChai21, Abdul Rahman and Robert Lowe

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