Tourism in modern and densely populated Singapore can be combined with a beach holiday on the Bintan Island, which is part of Indonesia. The island is located less than 100 kilometers from the equator, and you can get there by the ferry, which departs from Singapore several times a day, and the ferry ride takes only about 45-55 minutes.
The capital of Bintan is Tanjung Pinang city. The resort area is located in the northern part of the island. The market Pasar Ole Ole which sells souvenirs and exotic Indonesian batik is very popular among tourists. Bintan is a duty-free trade zone, and, there are also many excellent spas, playgrounds, water sports, golf courses.
You can combine the beach holiday on the island with the following attractions: Royal Mausoleum, Dutch Fort, Mosque of Sultan Riau, commercial port, pineapple plantations, fish and fruit markets, crafts center Sri Bintan, Bintan and the city on the northwestern coast of the island , where you can walk along the wooden promenade and dine at one of the cafes .
For outdoor activities the island has four golf courses (designed by famous players), go-Kart race-track at the famous Usahatama place, windsurfing, diving, snorkeling, "banana" ride. You can go to enjoy the show at the Elephant Park or eco-tour to the Sri Bintan village to fully experience the traditional Indonesian village life.