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    Anambas Archipelago - Riau Islands



    Anambas Islands


    Anambas archipelago or Kepulauan Anambas is a small archipelago of Indonesia, it located 200 nautical miles east of Batam Island in the South China Sea between the Malaysian mainland to the west and the island of Borneo to the east. Geographically part of the Tudjuh Archipelago, it is administratively a regency within the Riau Islands Province.



    Anambas have a large reserve of natural gas that is exported to countries such as Singapore and Malaysia. The island of Matak is the main base for oil exploration. Other islands are Siantan (Terempa), Mubur, Jemaja and Kiabu (Airabu).



    Based on CNN, Anambas Islands is one of Southeast Asia’s most spectacular coastal spots, a must for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts. The main island of Anambas Islands, Pulau Bawah is unhabitat naturally protected lagoon with beautiful clear blue waters and corals. There is also a giant waterfall further inland. Shipwrecked vessels ‘Seven Skies’ and ‘Igara’ have become a magnet for a wide variety of indigenous marine life and offer the perfect opportunity for diving.





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