Authorities in Indonesia's Bintan and Batam are planning a travel corridor for travellers from Singapore
. If all goes well, they plan to open their doors on 21 April 2021. We know how much you miss your beach getaways in Bintan and Batam. If you're wondering about things to do in Bintan, we've rounded up this list of 5 popular tourist destinations in Bintan that are waiting for you.
What we know about the Bintan-Batam-Singapore travel corridor:
- Lagoi in Bintan and Nongsa Point Marina Batam are the gateways for the entry of foreign tourists. Both areas have been equipped with health protocols as well as supporting facilities and infrastructure to carry out activities in the new normal.
- The areas have prepared PCR test kits for foreign tourists. Apart from that, authorities also plan to integrate the Genose test system which is already commonly used in Indonesian railway stations.
- The travel corridor will only be applicable to travellers from Singapore (but not vice-versa) as it's a bid to boost tourism in both Bintan and Batam.
1. Lagoi Bay
Credit: Banyan Tree Bintan on FacebookLike the popular Nusa Dua in Bali, Lagoi is a luxury resort area in Bintan. The panoramic view of the sea and refreshing air make Lagoi a perfect
spot to relax with various activities that you can do. From water sports like snorkelling and diving to more family-friendly activities provided by your preferred resort, Lagoi is a great place for a relaxing holiday!P.S. For a more in-depth experience in Bintan, read more about our trip to Bintan in 2019!
2. Danau Biru, Busung
Bintan and the neighbouring Batam island are former mining sites. As a result, former mining basins have turned into blue lakes, like this one at Danau Biru Busung. Even though you can't swim there, the panorama of Danau Biru (or blue lake) never fails to amaze visitors. The area around Danau Biru is also an abandoned sand mine that'll remind you of the limestone formations in Turkey's Cappadocia.
3. Trikora Beach
Trikora Beach is a beautiful beach in Bintan with a panoramic view of stunning clear and shallow waters. Trikora Beach is actually made up of a number of separate beaches, each with its own charms. But what makes the area beautiful is its white sand and turquoise waters. The areas around the beach are dotted with large granite boulders. There are water sports facilities around as well like kite-surfing and jetski as well as local food hawkers.
4. Crystal Lagoon
know that Bintan Island has the largest swimming pool in Southeast Asia? Yes, we're talking about Crystal Lagoon, which is shaped like a huge water lagoon! You can do various water sports here - from swimming to freediving, kayaking in a transparent canoe and more.
5. Gurun Pasir Busung
One of the places that’s become a must-visit for tourists these days is Gurun Pasir Busung (also known as Gurun Pasir Bintan). This large open area was a sand mine that was abandoned after sand-exporting from Bintan was banned. In recent years, locals started flocking to the area due to its extraordinary landscape filled with sand dunes and bright blue pools of water.
While you're waiting for more details about the travel corridor between Singapore, Bintan and Batam, it's time to start planning for your trip!