Where is Bintan Island?
Bintan, the largest island in Riau Islands, Indonesia, is close to the borders of Singapore and Malaysia. The island has an area of 1,140 square kilometres and a coastline of about 105 kilometres.
The island has a population of roughly 300,000 inhabitants, comprising major ethnic groups from across Indonesia such as Malays, Javanese, Bataks, Sudanese, Bugis and Madura as well as Chinese and Indians.
How do I reach Bintan Island?
The island is served by two ferry terminals, the Bandar Bentan Telani (BBT) Ferry Terminal and the Tanjung Pinang Terminal. International visitors to Bintan typically transit via Singapore’s Changi Airport, followed by a short 45 minutes' ferry ride from the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal in Singapore, to BBT Ferry Terminal.
Hang Nadim Airport in Batam and the Raja Haji Fisabilillah Airport on Bintan Island serve the domestic travellers.