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Bintan Island - Indonesia


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Bintan Island

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Bintan Island or Pulau Bintan is part of the Riau Province of Sumatra though it is closer to Singapore, just a 55 minute ferry ride. The capital of Bintan is Tanjung Pinang.


Bintan has developed quickly over the last 20 years and has become very popular with Singaporeans and expats living in Singapore. With it's location to Singapore it's easy to get away to Bintan for a weekend.

There is a variety of water sports to enjoy on Bintan including snorkeling, jet skiing, wind surfing and kite surfing.

Bintan has visa on arrival at it's ferry terminals and airport offering a 7 day visa for US$10.

Golf courses in Bintan

Ria Bintan Golf Course has a choice of 2 18 hole golf courses, the Ocean Course and Forest course, both designed by Gary Player

Laguna Bintan Golf Club

Snorkeling and diving in Bintan

Bintan has a number of great locations perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving. The calm waters off the coast make it a relaxing experience. There are a number of fish types include clown fish and butterfly fish and you may be lucky enough to see some of the larger sea life including stingrays.

Club Med have a PADI dive centre on Bintan Island who offer boat dive trips and scuba dive courses.

There are PADI dive operators in Singapore that can arrange dive trips or scuba diving courses in Bintan. Check out Mana Mana East Coast.

One of the best dive and snorkeling sites is Mapor Island which is located just off Bintan's north east coast.



For more information about Batam and the Riau Islands check out Batam - Sumatra Indonesia.


Last updated 21st July 2009

Tanjung Pinang Ferry Port

Eating in Bintan

As an island there are no surprises that Bintan has a lot of seafood restaurants.

Massage and Spas on Bintan

Angsana Spa offers massage, facials, body polishes and body conditioning.

Asmara Ria Spa is located within the Ria Bintan Golf Club. Massage from US$30+.

Aura Spa Bintan located in Pasar Oleh Bintan they offer Balinese and Thai body massage, reflexology, body scrubs and manicure and pedicures.

Banyan Tree Spa. As well as offering the standard massage and health spa options Banyan Tree have a special offer of a Yoga Breakfast which is the harmonic union of the ancient tradition of Yoga followed by a nutriential breakfast designed for maintaining physical and mental well-being.

Club Med Spa offer massage, body and facial treatments


Bintan Triathalon 2010

The Bintan Triathlon is being held in May 2010 with various races across the 2 days to suit all types of athletes.



























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