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1. Posted by jass (Budding Member 16 posts) 9y

Hello! =)

Anyone? please help me.. Thank you.

Can you please help me with my trip to Bintam, Indonesia? Cheap Resorts? Foods? What to expect? Activities?

Have a nice day!

2. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 9y

Hi Jass,

To Bintan right??
I went by Ferry from Singapore. Took the ferry at Tanah Merah Terminal and the journey is about 2 hours which only costs about S$40 for return ticket.

For Food, i suggest you try Seafood at Sei Enam Restaurant!! It's nice!!!

For resort, maybe you can try this :
but a bit expensive....

For activities, not many activities you can enjoy there,...just hanging around at the beach and also enjoy the seafood there. Try Trikora Beach.

Good Luck!!


3. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 9y

I heard from my friend from Bintan, last time, they do accept Singapore Dollar. Well, now you can be caught if still use Singapore Dollar.

4. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 9y

It's definitely worth doing a longtail boat trip around the harbour at Tanjung Pinang - make sure you go to the stilted village at Senggarang. Also there's a night market in Tanjung Penang with pretty mean Nasi Goreng.

Some folk actually prefer to be paid in Singapore Dollars - maybe its an exchange rate thing or something - the guy on the boat was really disappointed that we only had Indonesian cash.

Make sure you have a valid visa before you set off, 'cause Tanjung Pinang doesn't do visa on arrival.

The swish resorts are renowned for their golf - if you like golf, you'll probably love them. Not really my cup of tea though.

5. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 9y

I think Jass is a Philipino...
And a Philipino doesn't need a visa...
However, when i checked on the Bintan Lagoon website, the Indonesian immigration has imposed Visa on Arrival policy....

6. Posted by draggons (Full Member 113 posts) 9y

Went to Bintam for the weekend last year from Singapore and found it to be overrated and expensive. Nice resort and pleanty to do but its a monopoly as there's nowhere else to go. Even comparing it to Singapore prices it was expensive. Going in Sept' or Oct there's a good chance of a permenant haze from the slash and burn in Indonesia.

7. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 9y

The resort doesn't have a monopoly! There is Trikora beach too, which isn't resortified, probably a few others too. And the main town, Tanjung Pinang , is dead cheap - the homestay we stayed in was about £1.50 per night for the 2 of us.