Exploring Bintan – Tanjung Pinang
Bintan island ought to be in your itinerary for your forthcoming visit to Indonesia or Singapore. Touted together with Indonesia among Indonesia’s top holiday destinations, Bintan provides a tropical getaway with incredible beaches, cultural sight-seeing, and a lot of sea food.
If you are thinking about seeing culture and also the city existence, Tanjung Pinang will probably be your primary hub. Tanjung Pinang is situated in the southwest and it is Bintan’s largest city, along with its primary seaport. Coming by ferry from Singapore is the simplest way to obtain here. If you are originating from elsewhere in Indonesia, you can fly in to the seaport using a local flight because the airport terminal here doesn’t have worldwide flights. An worldwide airport terminal is scheduled to spread out in 2015, but it’ll maintain the tourist-friendly north from the island. Three companies in Singapore organize ferry rides to Bintan: Penguin, Indo Falcon and Berlian/Wavemaster. Anticipate a 2-hour journey, you should also make return plans with the organization before leaving the main harbour as all of the ferries fill rapidly.
Once you have showed up in Tanjung Pinang, intend to circumvent via taxi or by feet. Most of the city’s sights are within easy reach. If needed, your resort or hotel can request taxis transport this really is better to catching one by yourself, which requires excessive haggling and avoidance of run-lower vehicles. Riding on the bus ought to be prevented if possible, as Bintan’s product is rudimentary and hectic. Finally, exercise caution with motorcycle taxis, or ojek – motorcyclists within the city could be rather reckless at occasions.
There are lots of methods for getting knowledgeable about Tanjung Pinang. When you’re ready to eat, don’t lose out on the neighborhood sea food: try gong-gong (mollusk) or ketam (crab). Or try a little bit of everything – Padang restaurants are Bintan’s tapas bars. Question the city’s cultural center to obtain details about festivals or performances with traditional Malay music and dance happening on your stay. The region of town near Jn Pelantar 2 is better spot to maintain stocks of supplies for the ventures.
A lot of Tanjung Pinang is made on stilts within the water, so a ship tour from the city supplies a unique seaside perspective. You are able to negotiate tours in the piers near Jn Pelantar one or two. Here you may also decide to see Penyengat Island, near the coast from the city, where one can begin to see the attractive Masjid Raya mosque, along with the tombs of numerous ancient Indonesian royalties. Bintan along with lots of Indonesia’s northern islands were once Nederlander colonies, so that you can begin to see the fusion of Nederlander and Javanese influence within the architecture. Eat before leaving or bring food for any picnic, as there are not many accommodations here.
In the piers you may also plan an excursion of Tanjung Pinang’s nearby Buddhist temples, the remote Sungai Ular Buddhist Temple and also the quaint Senggarang Temples. Bintan is basically Muslim, but waves of Chinese immigration from over 300 years back erected these cultural landmarks.
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