Daik Mountain in Lingga Island, Riau Islands Province
Even though Riau Islands Province is known for its majestic islands and beaches, the region also consists of other hidden natural attractions including highlands! For instance, tourists can visit the famous Daik Mountain! The location is in Merawang Village and it belongs to Lingga Sub-District. The popularity is excellent and it has been recognized by both locals and outsiders. At least, the mountain can be a great alternative to spend a memorable vacation in Riau Archipelago. Visitors can enjoy various things there including trekking, photography, sightseeing, and relaxation. In fact, visitors can gather information regarding the history and urban legend related to the mountain during exploration.
It is safe to say that Daik Mountain has become an icon of tourism in Lingga Island. It also becomes one of the most recommended vacation spots in Riau Islands Province, especially for those who love adventure. In terms of size, the mountain has a height of about 1165 meters above sea level. It also has three summits, having a different height and trekking difficulties. Here is a fact. Daik is the tallest mountain in Riau Islands Province! No wonder it has lots of visitors, including locals and outlanders.
Exploring Daik Mountain
Even though Daik Mountain hasn’t been recognized by the world, at least it is able to lure tourists coming from neighboring countries like Singapore, Malaysia, and Brunei Darussalam. The most popular thing to do there is definitely trekking. In this case, tourists only need to choose a certain summit that suits their condition and experience. The options are Daik Summit, Pejantak Peak, and Cindai Menangis Summit. Once again, each of these features a different difficulty. So, tourists must choose the right one.
It is likely the most favorite choice is Daik Summit, which is known for its steep and difficult trekking route. Despite the fact, all trekkers would enjoy the activity (especially those who have lots of experience in trekking). Along the way to the top of the mountain, they may see various stunning panoramas either. These include green lush trees, local farms, buildings, and much more. Moreover, they may pass through a forest and several rivers! This adventure won’t be boring despite the tiredness, therefore.
For the information, it may take about 9 hours in order to reach Daik Summit by trekking. Thus, everyone should come in good stamina and carry some supplies including bottled water. The adventure starts from the gate, located near to the village, actually. Here is the tip. Tourists should consider hiring a local guide who can show the route efficiently. This service would tell them regarding the urban legend, in fact. It is said the mountain was inhabited by ghosts and mystical creatures. This explains why some locals often come to the mountain in order to perform rituals!
- Linggam Cahaya Museum
- Sembilan Waterfall
- Rusun Lingga Waterfall
- Teluk Deras Beach
How to Get There
Well, for those coming from Jakarta City, they can take an airplane at Soekarno – Hatta International Airport and head to Batam City directly. This flight at least takes around 1 hour and 35 minutes! Next, after reaching Hang Nadim Airport, they can take a boat service at the local port and head to Lingga Island where the mountain is located. This voyage may take around 4 hours.
As an alternative, they can take a ferry at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta City and head to Sri Bintan Pura Port at Tanjung Pinang. This would take at least about 45 hours. Next, from the port, they may continue the voyage by taking a local boat service. The destination is definitely Lingga Island and it may take about 3 hours.
Where to Stay
- Moyang Homestay
- Lingga Pesona Hotel