Now Bintan is a major holiday destination, especially for Singaporeans and Malays because it has ferry and speedboat connections to Batam. There are currently ten beach resorts, four designer golf courses, as well as a range of recreational facilities and attractions located within the fully integrated Bintan Resorts. Here one can also find the royal family’s’ tombs, fort, the grand mosque of Mesjid Raya Sultan Riau Penyengat, temples, as well as other historical sites. The obvious activity in Bintan is of course to hang out at the resort and enjoy all the facilities, but if you want to explore here is what you can do:
Take a boat ride along a river to experience a thrilling trip into the world of tropical mangroves. You can spot monkeys, kingfishers, otters, tree snakes and even thousands of fireflies create glowing lights at night.
It is a fishing village where Chinese descendants live on houses above the water. Here, the locals still maintain the Chinese tradition and speak the Chinese dialects.
The temple was originally the house of a late Chinese captain. People started praying there and found that their prayers were answered. It might be worth a visit to pray. Who knows your wish may be granted!
The place where you can take your taste buds on a wild ride with satay, barbequed fish, otak otak, traditional soups, and many more. Yum!
It houses the biggest gold Guan Yin statue in Indonesia.
Well, what are you waiting for? If you are looking for a new beach getaway that has breathtaking views, thrilling adventures, and fascinating cultural diversity, go to Bintan!