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Bintan Island

Bintan Island is the largest island in the necklace of Riau Archipelago, covering an area of 1,140 square kilometers. In old Chinese, the name of Bintan Island means the “Memory of a Dream”, and in true sense of the term, Bintan Island is a land of long dust-covered roads, verdant green vegetation and sleepy villages, nestled amidst mangrove swamps, and kelong, or fishing villages built on stilts over the water. Today, a major tourist destination, Bintan Island is slowly waking up, and starting to get a life!

Its close proximity to Singapore has made Bintan Island a popular tourist destination. Most of the tourism of Bintan Island is concentrated on the north coast around Lagoi. There are many wonderful and interesting places to visit in and near the Bintan Island, Indonesia. Some of these have been listed by online hotel booking portal, for the benefit of the discerning traveler.


The highest mountain on the Bintan Island Bintan Besar, is the remnants of an old volcano, and at an elevation of 376 m, is the highest point on the Riau Archipelago. It is also the only place where one can get to see the vestiges of the tropical rain forests, that at one time covered the whole of Bintan Island, Indonesia.

Tanjung Pinang is the main port town on Bintan Island. The town has a Museum located on Katamso Street, which is open to the public. There is also the 28 meter tall Raja Haji Fisabillah Monument of Struggle, which was raised in memory of the hero Raja Haji who died during the battle for Malacca. Another popular tourist attraction here is the Sungai Ular (Snake River) Buddhist Temple, opposite the harbor in Tanjung Pinang.

The most popular beach on the east coast of Bintan Island is the Trikora Beach. The sand is white, the water is spotless, and it is a great place to relax in.

The nearest International airport is Raja Haji Fisabilillah International Airport, located 10 km East of Tanjung Pinang. To make arrangements for a taxi from Airport to Tanjung Pinang, contact one the taxi operators or travel agents that have counter in the Airport.

Other popular destinations in Indonesia:


Bintan Island
Bukit Tinggi
Bunaken Island
Gili Islands

Irian Jaya
Krakatau Island
Mentawai Island

Moyo Island
Nusa Dua
Nusa Tenggara


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