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Grotto Santa Maria

13 June 2018

Approximately 20 minutes away from the pearly sands of Trikora Coast, lies a serene pilgrimage spot known as the Grotto Santa Maria. From the entrance, the trail starts with the ’14 Stations of the Cross’, depicting the story of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion in limestone statues, leads up to a beautifully preserved statue of Virgin Mary in a cave, beside a quaint little chapel. The chapel comes to life on Sundays as devotees gather with song and ...

Grotto Santa Maria2018-11-12T09:18:36+00:00

Gurun Pasir Busung

13 June 2018

Be transported into a dreamy insta-worthy photo spot with mysterious and picturesque hilly sand dunes at Gurun Pasir Busung. Located next to the road, Jalan Raya Busung near Tanjung Uban, the western bay of Bintan Island, it is hard to imagine coming across a 'desert' in the middle of a tropical Indonesia island.   After the extraction of sand was prohibited in Bintan Island, the area was left untouched and transformed into a charming desert ...

Gurun Pasir Busung2018-08-14T11:32:54+00:00

Trail of Sea Gypsies

8 August 2018

Embark on an adventure to discover the hidden gems along Bintan Island’s pristine eastern coastline. The first stop brings you to Panglong Village, Berakit, the largest Orang Laut (Sea Gypsies) village of the island. Spot interesting sights such as hand-made fishing tools and displays of 'sun tanning' kerupuk (prawn/fish flavored crackers) or small fish as you stroll through the labyrinth of stlit houses. Play a game of tag with the curious and jovial local kids before ...

Trail of Sea Gypsies2018-11-21T17:51:21+00:00

Gunung Bintan Adventure Trek

8 August 2018

Trek through the dense rainforest of Gunung Bintan to conquer Bintan's highest peak at 340 metres with a local guide. Soak in the beauty of nature as you marvel at giant ancient trees that are over 40 metres tall and be sure to look out for seasonal fruits as well as inhabitants of the forest such as silver leaf monkeys, deer and sun birds.   Recommended to Bring/Wear: Sneakers/Trekking Boots (No Slippers) Long Pants & ...

Gunung Bintan Adventure Trek2018-11-21T17:14:05+00:00

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 & Dragons2018-11-21T17:45:27+00:00