Bintan Island is home to the indigenous Malay and Bugis descendants who have long been assimilated with each other. The masterpiece "Gurindam Duabelas" was written by the Great Malay poet Raja Haji on Penyengat Island, an islet of 3 miles away from Bintan Island. Bintan island and its capital city of Tanjungpinang today is considered as the stronghold of Malay cultures and tradition.
Prestine beach at Mana Mana Beach club
Mana Mana Beach. Seen in far side is Banyan Tree Resort
HOW to get to Bintan?
1. From Singapore:
1.1. You can take ferry from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to Bintan Resorts using Bintan Resorts Ferry catamaran. Ticket fare is around S$ 45-55 for two ways trip. Weekday four times a day. Weekend 6 times. Normal travelling time 55 minutes.
1.2. You may also take ferry from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to Tanjungpinang by PINGUIN or FALCON Ferry. Ticket fare is S$ 46 for two ways. Weekday 4 times a day, weekend 6 times. Normal travelling time 1.5 hrs.
2. From Batam:
2.1. You can take ferry from Telagapunggur jetty to Tanjungpinang. Ferry schedule is every 15 minutes. Ticket fare is Rp. 70,000 for two ways. Normal travelling time 55 minutes.
2.2. You may also take speedboat from Telagapunggur jetty to Tanjung Uban. Schedule every 30 minutes. Fare is Rp. 26,000 one way. Normal travelling time is 20 minutes.
2.3. Direct ferry from Telagapunggur jetty to Bintan Resort. Schedule is 3 times a day. Fare is Rp. 100,000 one way. Travelling time is 1.15 minutes.