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Traveller’s Guide: Things To Do In Bintan Indonesia

Bintan is a perfect spot for quick holidays and getaways. This small island in Indonesia is just a 55-minute ferry ride away from Singapore’s hustle and bustle. Upon hearing the island’s name, you will think of its laidback vibe as it is home also to luxurious hotels and swimming pools. But, don’t let it deceive you as there are numerous things to do in Bintan other than just relaxing at their resorts and beaches. Let’s now make a quick trip to Bintan by continue reading below!

VISIT THE SLOPES OF THE PICTURESQUE GURUN PASIR BUSUNG

Things To Do In Bintan

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Before, this place used to be a quarry but after it was prohibited in Bintan Island, it was left untouched. Now, it has transformed into a picturesque landscape. Its gentle slopes with different shades of brown and yellow will make you feel like you are transported to an Arabian desert. However, there are only few public transportation to reach the place so it’s best if you will hire a car to reach the area.

 

BE STUNNED BY DANAU BIRU, KAWAL

Things To Do In Bintan

You will be stunned by this lake you will discover at Danau Biru. This mesmerizing azure water bed was a result of the mining activity in the region. Surprising, right? We guarantee you that this surreal lake is even more beautiful up close!

 

EXPLORE THE IGLOOS OF RUMAH ARANG

Things To Do In Bintan

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Apparently, Igloos also exist in Indonesia but they are made of bricks. Yes, you read that right! One of the things to do in Bintan is to visit Rumah Arang. These Igloos were essential to the indigenous people as they were used in the traditional way of burning mangrove to produce charcoal. But, it stopped functioning that way and it is now recognized as one of Bintan attractions you definitely should see.

 

HAVE A BIRD’S EYE VIEW OF BINTAN

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a bird? Here in Bintan, you can experience it! Hop on board an open-cockpit seaplane and have a bird’s eye view of the pearl white beaches and the blue ocean. This is undeniably one of the things to do in Bintan especially for adrenaline junkies out there. It’s a once in a lifetime moment you shouldn’t miss!

 

DELVE INTO 500 LOHAN TEMPLE

 

One of the places to visit in Bintan is one of its holy sites which is the 500 Lohan Temple. Ever since it has opened to the public, it has gained much appreciation. This temple is home to at least 500 Lohan statues and none of them has the same face and this is what it makes them more interesting to explore. Also, you can check the name of each statue from the carvings on their feet.

 

RELAX AT CASSIA BINTAN

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Aside from its scenic attractions, there is also a wide variety of accommodations in Bintan. Looking for a place to stay in Bintan after getting tired from wandering around is a struggle with its variety of options. To help you with that, we recommend you one of the hip hotels in Bintan named Cassia Bintan.

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Cassia Bintan is where apartment meets hotel that will make you feel like you’re at your own home. From its colourful hue in its design up to its superb facilities, you will have a stay like no other.

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Each of the apartment has a simple yet stylish living area. Also, there is a kitchenette complete with appliances and utensils you need. Keep in mind that there is no room service in Cassia but since it has a kitchenette, you can shop at the market and cook your own meal.

Things To Do In Bintan

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There are more to explore aside from the places to visit in Bintan mentioned above! Fret not, for Cassia Bintan offers 30% off with their promotion ‘Stay More Save More’ when their guests book for 2 nights or more. However, this will only be available until 31 March 2019 so hurry and book now! We guess you might need to file an extra leave for this!

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