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Places to Visit in Bintan

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Raja Haji Fisabillah Monument

Bintan was a territory of the Malaysian rulers and this is why Penyegat was the royal capital of the Riao-Johor Region. You will come across a lot of ruins here which are about 70 years old. They have just recently been restored. The island initially belonged to Raja Haji who fortified it from protection against external forces; he ultimately died in 1784 leaving his ruins buried on the island. The island was then taken over by Raja Hamidah who subsequently took c

Senggarang

This is a small village which lies just across the capital of Tanjung Pinang and is mostly famous for its ancient relics present on the premises of the island. Regular boats and jetty facilities are readily available on this island from Tanjung Pinang which leaves from the Pejantan II Wharf, which is right beside the town’s main pier. The more famous asset of the island is the ancient Chinese Temple which is miraculously suspended on the roots of a massive b

Sultan Sulaiman Badrul Alamsyah

Situated right beside the Vihara Dharma Sasana, Sultan SulaimanBadrulAlamsyahis a huge museum which was built by the Dutch forces in 1918. This museum has been named after the fourteenth Sultan of Terrengganu. The premise is filled with beautiful Chinese artefacts such as coins, pottery, clothing, jewellery and instruments.

Pantai Trikora

One of the underrated beaches of the South East Asian region, PantaiTrikora is a serene setup of beautiful sands and turquoise coloured water. The beaches are numbered from south to north in the form of one, two, three and four, with four being the northernmost tip with all its rock formations. A beautiful place to swim in, the Trikora beach also provides water sport facilities, namely kite surfing and jet skiing. Also, an added advantage of visiting this beach is

Fun filled destinations for kids

Ideal for family holidays, Bintan can be called a paradise for children. Here parents can relax and let their little ones explore and enjoy the white sand beaches as well  as the crystal clear waters without any fear. In addition, there are a lot of other activities for children namely mini golf and other such sports. There are clubs for kids too which provide a lot of activities and they can also get access to water sports that are mostly guided by trained i

Nirwana Gardens

This is essentially a paradise for your lovely little children who are sure to have a blast. Located at the Nirwana Resort Centre, the garden boasts of having seven Sumatran elephants which are indigenous to the land. These elephants are tourist friendly and indulge in a whole bunch of activities as a result of good training. Along with getting entertained, tourists are also educated about this particular species and are made aware of their difficult lifestyles wh

Cetiya Bodhi Sasana

Placed magnificently on the docks, tourists can easily catch a glimpse of this temple when they’re on the water jetty. Why this temple has so much cultural significance is because of the fact that it plays host to the ever famous Dragon Boat Festival in Bintan. The races always commence from here during the fifth day of the fifth lunar month making it a favourite occasion of all the natives of the area, as well as the tourists.

Vihara Dharma Sasana

This is essentially a Buddhist Temple Complex which consists of three main temples. These temples date back to about 200 to 300 years. They boast of beautiful roofs and architecture which are of Chinese origins. Although the temple has been revamped on several occasions, giving way to new structures, it has a stamp of the old way of things. Also present on the complex are two very big and beautiful Buddha’s. The Vihara Dharma Sansana is therefore a beautiful

Pulao Penyenget

Situated right across the current capital of Tanjung Pinang, the lovely island of Penyenget was initially a gift from Rajah RaiuLingga VI to his brother in law Sultan Mahmud, way back in 1805. The island is currently filled with ruins of Rajah Ali’s palace. Meant as a wedding present at first, this island took the entire region by storm by becoming its capital. This island also played its part in the history of Singapore, as negotiations took place from here

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