Bintan Island Indonesia

Bintan Island is an island in the province of Riau Islands, where there is Tanjungpinang City, the capital of the Riau Islands Province. In this island has three Governments, Tanjungpinang City Government located in Senggarang, Bintan Regency Government is located in Bandar Seri Bintan, as well as the Government of Riau Islands Province on Dompak Island (Tanjungpinang). The island is close to Singapore.


Bintan is the largest island in the Riau Islands, which consists of nearly 3,000 large and small islands, stretching across Singapore and Johor Baru, Malaysia. This island extends from Malacca to the South China Sea. Tanjungpinang is the capital of this province, located on the south west coast of Bintan. Strategically located on the southern peninsula of Malaysia at the mouth of the Malacca Strait, the Riau archipelago, formerly in the first century AD, is a favorite place for Indian and Chinese merchant ships. The top tourist destination here is Bintan Resort, a spectacular tourist destination in the north of the island, with an area of ​​23,000 hectares on white sand overlooking the South China Sea.


The island also has an interesting history in Tanjungpinang and Penyengat, which offers opportunities for surfing, adventure and ecotourism for students and families, but also ideal for leisure and health. Beach at one of the resorts on Bintan Island Meanwhile, for those who like to dive Anambas islands in the South China Sea offer a natural diving location, can be reached from Tanjungpinang airport. Meanwhile, Natuna Islands can be reached from Batam. No wonder, in the 18th century, traders from Europe, Portugal, the Netherlands and England fought each other over this island. At that time, the island was part of the Malay Peninsula controlled by the Johor-Riau Sultanate, which was occupied alternately between Johor – currently in Malaysia – and the island of Bintan, currently in Indonesia. In 1884 the British and the Dutch closed their opposition to the island by signing the Treaty of London, which was then given to the northern territories of Singapore to Britain, while the southern territorial territory of Singapore was surrendered to the Dutch. Since that time the destiny and history of the northern and southern regions of Singapore have been separated. Singapore became the center of British trade development, while the Netherlands concentrated in Jakarta and Java, leaving the Bintan islands. In decades, with friendly relations between Indonesia and Singapore, an agreement was signed between the two parties to jointly develop the Bintan islands which will benefit both countries in the Batam, Bintan and Karimun Free Trade Zones. The first form of this agreement is the construction of Bintan Resort, a beach tourism destination, covering an area of ​​23,000 hectares on the beautiful white sand of Bintan overlooking the South China Sea. Besides that, one of the tourist destinations on this island is the beach of Trikora and Lagoi Beach which has been famous in the world, recorded more than hundreds of thousands of foreign tourists visiting Lagoi every year. Lagoi tourism area is located in the northern part of Bintan Island, and into the territory of Bintan Regency. Besides tourism, the agricultural potential on Bintan Island is also very promising, especially lowland vegetable farming and Horticulture. The agricultural potential of Bintan Island, spread in several sub-districts in Bintan Regency, is in Toapaya District, East Bintan District, Sebong Bay sub-district and Teluk Bintan District. Based on Regional Regulation (Perda) number 2 of 2012 concerning Spatial and Regional Plans (RTRW), Toapaya District is designated as an Agropolitan area.

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