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1. Posted by tikchama (Budding Member 8 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hi...all

Who have been to Bentan Island Indonesia? Let's tell me about this place...

Thank you(kop kun ka...

2. Posted by danalasta (Respected Member 519 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

It"s Bintan, not Bentan..and it's about 45 minute ferry ride from Singapore. There are so many trips a day...As the island is so near to Singapore with most of the visitors being Singaporeans or travellers making a short trip to Bintan while in Singapore, all of the transactions on the island are done in Singapore Dollars.

There are many beach resorts and island hopping (nearest Batam, Karimun Islands) is one of the activities...Visit 'Pasar Oleh Oleh' and shop for sarongs, swimwear, local crafts and tidbits. Weekends can be pretty crowded...Just be careful of tourist traps! Mineral water, coke,etc pricey! No problem with entry for ASEAN countries. But at jetty, touts will harass you...Just act like baby and get past them! Language shouldnt be a problem...as English is spoken and understood...if nightlife is for you...hmmm...you have it too!

dana