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Panglong Village, Berakit

13 June 2018

Located on the North-Eastern tip of Bintan Island north of Trikora Coast, Panglong Village, Berakit is home to the largest community of sea gypsies in Bintan. Also commonly referred to as Orang Laut, the sea gypsies are sea nomads who dedicate their lives at sea. At this rustic village, discover the unique way of life of the sea gypsies carried down for generations over hundreds of years. Travel back in time as the labyrinth of stilt ...

Panglong Village, Berakit2018-11-12T09:19:28+00:00

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 Tour2019-05-21T09:25:32+00:00

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

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 stilt houses. Play a game of tag with the curious and jovial local kids before ...

Trail of Sea Gypsies2019-05-21T10:12:42+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