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    Bintan Island, Riau Islands - Indonesia

    Bintan Island is like a dream. With its pristine beaches and unspoiled natural beauty, it has everything you could ever wish for in a picture-perfect tropical holiday destination Ė and more. Virtually undiscovered until just a few years ago, this idyllic retreat has enjoyed a surge in popularity in recent years, particularly amongst Singaporeans who, due to the islandís close proximity, have made it their preferred spur-of-the-moment getaway.

    The largest of 3,200 islands in the Riau archipelago and the third largest of the 33 provinces in Indonesia, Bintan Island covers an area of approximately 1,140sqkm, fringed by a coastline measuring 105km. With a population of less than quarter of a million, the island has an interesting, eclectic mix of different cultures and ethnicities, including Malay, Bugis, Chinese and a unique tribe called the Orang Laut (sea nomads).

    A trip to Bintanís two main towns, Tanjung Pinang and Tanjung Uban, is a great way to learn more about the islandís people and local culture. Both towns are filled with tasty local-style dining options, bargain shopping opportunities and traditional villages, giving visitors a glimpse into the localsí lifestyle. The islandís highest mountain, Bintan Besar, almost 400m in height, is also the highest peak in the archipelago.

    Source: indonesia-holidays.com


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