Batu Ampar Waterfall in Singkep Island, Riau Islands Province
Most tourists recognize Kepulauan Riau Province for its stunning islands, for sure. Despite the fact, the region has other tourist allures including hidden waterfalls like Batu Ampar. This one is located in Batu Kacang Village of Singkep Sub-District. Tourists only need to reach Lingga Regency and head to the waterfall afterward. The good thing is that the location is not quite far from downtown, which is only about 10 meters apart. Still, the waterfall is located on a highland and is surrounded by tall trees. Thus, it would give a soothing sensation to all visitors (especially those who look for a peaceful vacation).
In terms of nuance, Batu Ampar Waterfall has a serene ambiance and relaxing atmosphere. Once again, it is because the location is in the midst of lush nature. Not to mention the number of visitors is low. What tourists can hear is only the sound of gurgling water. The water comes from the mountain and it feels quite refreshing! When it comes to size, the waterfall is considered small, but it features a strong water discharge. Located below it, there is a stunning natural pond with its rocks. The pond looks mesmerizing and may lure everyone to get in it, for sure.
Exploring Batu Ampar Waterfall
Even though the size is not quite tall, Batu Ampar Waterfall looks majestic enough and can be a good background for photography. Thus, tourists must not forget to carry a camera when visiting the site regardless of the time of the visit. After all, the location offers other interesting objects to capture including cliffs, lush trees, natural pond, river, rocks, and others. Even taking photos with other visitors is quite recommended.
Aside from photography, visitors are likely to enjoy bathing in Batu Ampar Waterfall. These people won’t be able to resist the temptation of the refreshing natural pond, after all. The water looks clear and it feels so rejuvenating! It is because the source comes from the mountain, so it feels quite refreshing. Moreover, the water feels more revitalizing in the morning. Thus, everyone should consider visiting the waterfall only early in the morning.
The newest feature that tourists can find in Batu Ampar Waterfall is the fish pond, which is located near to the playground. Lots of beautiful fishes live in it, and tourists are allowed to take photos of them freely. However, it is not allowed to get in the pond or catch the fishes. Next, there is a special spot, which can be used to enjoy eating together with other visitors. Even though the menu is limited, the nuance is better than that of restaurants!
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How to Get There
First, from Jakarta City, tourists can take an airplane service at Soekarno – Hatta International Airport and head to Batam City directly. For the information, a flight to Hang Nadim Airport would take around 1 hour and 35 minutes. Next, tourists should get a boat service at the local port and head to Singkep Island. This voyage may pass through Sebangka and Lingga Island, in fact. Thus, it may take much time in order to get to the destination.
Where to Stay
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