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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 ...

South Bintan Heritage Tour2020-03-23T15:44:27+00:00

Tanjung Pinang City Wanderer

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, ...

Tanjung Pinang City Wanderer2020-03-23T16:15:56+00:00

Tanjung Pinang

3 May 2018

Accessible by ferry from Singapore and Batam, Tanjung Pinang (Tanjungpinang) is the main town of Bintan Island and the capital of the Riau Islands. At bird's eye view, the township is lined with myraid piers, testimony to its role as a main trading port of the island. Steeped with laid back and idyllic charm, Tanjung Pinang offers great insights to Bintan’s local culture, history and heritage. Its traditional architecture reflects the influence of the 19th ...

Tanjung Pinang2018-10-03T11:12:21+00:00

Island 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 ...

Island of the Kings2020-04-22T14:57:28+00:00

Tanjung Pinang Wet Markets

3 May 2018

The traditional wet markets of the bustling city of Tanjung Pinang are treasure troves waiting to be discovered. Take in the sights and smells as you maneuver the newer Pasar Baru I with stalls selling an amazing variety of meats, fresh vegetables, and vibrant tropical fruits stacked high on wooden carts. You may even spot items out of your usual supermarket buys. Not to worry though; the amicable store owners will gladly provide an introduction. ...

Tanjung Pinang Wet Markets2018-08-08T12:21:24+00:00