Bintan Island (Indonesia)

A Diverse Playground

Less than an hour away from Singapore (and twice its size) lies the northern coast of the beautiful Indonesian island of Bintan – the perfect extension to your Singapore holiday.

A dedicated sea-sports centre offers everything from kayaking and jet skiing to windsurfing, fishing, snorkelling and scuba diving in the gentle, marine-filled waters. Take a 10-minute sampan ride to Pulau Penyengat, with its 170-year-old mosque, home to a rare handwritten Koran and close to the royal tombs of previous sultans.

On land, golfers will be pleased with a range of courses designed by the likes of Jack Nicklaus. Alternatively, stroll nature trails and visit the wildlife sanctuary or the Agrotech Park.

Insiders' Tips

  1. Eat at Kelong Restaurant: Stand on stilts over the sea, and smaple the offering of fine seafood.
  2. Visit Tanjung Pinang Village: Use local taxis to get around the town’s many sights, such as the Buddhist Kelenteng Senggarang Temple.
  3. Ride out to Pulau Penyengat: Once the hub of the Malay Empire, this is still an impressive place scattered with ruins and royal sites to explore.

More Information

For maps, days tours and accommodation options, visit the Bintan chapter in our online Malaysia, Singapore & the Philippines brochure here.

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