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South Bintan Heritage Tour

8 August 2018

Explore the rich culture and heritage of Bintan island with this day tour that covers the must-visit sites of South Bintan. Start the day at the surreal settings of Vihara Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva (500 Lohan Temple), home to over 500 life-like stone statures of arhats and other intricately carved structures.   Next, board the pompong (water taxi) at the jetty of Tanjung Pinang and head towards Pulau Penyengat. Known as the abode of the kings, this ...

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Tanjung Pinang Sightseeing

8 August 2018

For an authentic local experience, venture out and head down south to Tanjung Pinang, main town of Bintan Island and capital of Riau Islands. Enjoy the ride and watch as the landscape of rustic dwellings and stretches of plantations transform to the elements of a bustling city. Visit local hangouts and absorb the sights and sounds of the vibrant Tanjung Pinang town where value-for-money bargains are abound from dried seafoods and fresh fruits, to toys, ...

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Islands of the Kings

16 August 2018

Embark on a journey back to the reign of Kings and Queens who once ruled the islands of the Riau Kingdom; stretching from what is now part of Indonesia, to Singapore and beyond to southern Malaysia. Admire the dense verdure on the slopes of the island's highest peak as you cruise pass Gunung Bintan. You will soon reach the jetty at Tanjung Pinang, the biggest town and capital of Bintan Island for a pompong (small ...

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Gods & Dragons

16 August 2018

Look out for the 340 metres tall Gunung Bintan, the island's highest icon set amongst lush greenery enroute to the first location of the tour. The quest to witness the perfect co-existence of Gods and Dragons begins as you step into a setting that could very well be in Mainland China at Vihara Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva (500 Lohan Temple). Featuring magnificient structures and unique stone statures of over 500 arhats, the site is a hidden gem ...

Gods & Dragons2019-05-21T09:26:43+00:00

Akau Potong Lembu

24 September 2018

Functioning as a carpark in the day, Akau Potong Lembu sees a stream of hawkers pushing in their food carts in the late afternoon and transforms into an open-air hawker centre at night. It is popular amongst natives of Tanjung Pinang for its cheap and delicious local fare.   There is a large majority of Chinese tenants here, hence its common to hear dialects such as Hokkien or Teochew. This also means that many mouth-watering ...

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