Singapore is an island country in Southeast Asia, located on the Southern tip of the Malay Peninsula.
Despite being such a small country, Singapore has developed into a major commercial hubs with one of the world’s biggest financial centers.
Many years ago, Singapore was just an unassuming fishing village, populated by an indigenous settlement. Visitors today will find a lively cosmopolitan city of high-rise buildings, landscaped gardens and precincts rich in heritage.
On top of being a great destination, Singapore is also a great hub for onward travel to neighboring islands. Ferries depart Singapore’s two main ferry terminals at Harbourfront Centre and Tanah Merah and sail to numerous destinations in the Riau Archipelago including to Batam, Bintan and Great Karimon Island.
For those travelling to Bintan, ferries depart from Tanah Merah ferry terminal and sail to Bandar Bentan Telani in the north of the Island and Tanjung Pinang in the south west. The Bintan crossing takes around an hour and there are numerous sailings offered throughout the day, year round.
About Bintan Island:
The Indonesian island of Bintan can be found amongst the Riau Islands, facing Singapore across the strait.
After Bali, Bintan Island is the most promoted destination in Indonesia, with primary focus around a resort enclave occupying the northern side of the island consisting of nine resorts and known as Bintan Resorts.
Set over an area of about three hundred hectares, Bintan Resorts boasts unspoiled white beaches, luxury hotels, designer golf courses, world class facilities and a tropical climate.
Most visitors to Bintan arrive by ferry from Singapore’s Tanah Merah port which docks at Bandar Bentan Telani in the north and Tanjung Pinang on the islands west side. The Bintan Resorts Ferries operated catamaran takes just under an hour to complete the journey to Bentan Telani while the Sindo Ferry sailing to Tanjung Pinang in the west takes around two hours.
Bintan information center