Singapore, certainly one of Asia’s busiest metropolises, is simply a stone’s throw from the soothing islands of neighboring Indonesia, and most a couple of vacationers combine their trip to the town having a short vacation in one of these simple small paradises.
This information will show you how you can travel by ocean from Singapore to Indonesia.
Tropical resort islands from the Riau Archipelago are very well linked to Singapore by regular ferry services, which leave both HarbourFront Passenger Terminal and Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, enroute towards the islands of Bintan, Batam, Karimun (Tanjung Balai) and Tanjung Batu.
Bintan, the biggest from the 3,200 islands within the Riau Archipelago, lies under 40 kilometers from Singapore and boasts some lush tropical forests and delightful white-colored beaches. In spite of its relatively large size, Bintan isn’t too populated, meaning the pristine shoreline is lengthy enough to support the island’s popular holiday resorts, departing enough space for nature.
The astonishing factor about Bintan is it is virtually split into two sections which have next to nothing in keeping: The island’s northern part, referred to as Bintan Resorts (Lagoi), was leased to Singapore through the Indonesian government and it is almost a de-facto colony of Singapore, filled with costly resorts, with well-groomed lawns, courses and watersport facilities, as the southern 1 / 2 of the area is much more of the “real” Indonesian border town, with fishing villages, authentic markets, prostitutes and a few low-key beaches.
Several daily ferries run between Singapore’s Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal and Bintan island’s largest town, Tanjung Pinang (also is the main city from the Indonesian province of Riau Islands). Ferries also visit the ferry terminal at Bandar Bentan Telani (Teluk Sebong), which serves the region of Bintan Resorts. In almost any situation, your way from Singapore takes around 1 hour or fewer.
Bintan Resort Ferries operates a couple of daily services to Bandar Bentan Telani, in addition to the little island of Pulau Lobam (from the shore of Bintan).
Indo Falcon Shipping, Penguin Ferry Services and Berlian Ferries run regular services between Singapore and also the capital of scotland- Tanjung Pinang.
Batam, west of Bintan, is really a densely populated island, along with a Free Trade Zone with electronics factories, a sizable and growing ship repair industry as well as an even bigger oil service sector.
So far as tourism is worried, Batam has significantly less to provide when it comes to beautiful nature sceneries and unspoilt beaches than its bigger neighbor, Bintan. Vacationers flock within droves from nearby Singapore and therefore are mostly thinking about prostitution, massage centres, busy nightlife and illegal casinos. Unless of course you’ve got a particular curiosity about these (or unless of course you need to use Batam like a gateway to go to the archipelago’s other islands), you are best going elsewhere.
Many ferries ply water between Singapore and Batam. They leave both HarbourFront Passenger Terminal (Singapore Cruise Center, next to MRT-Harbour Front) and Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, and serve different terminals over the island:
Harbor Bay may be the primary worldwide ferry port for individuals at risk of the island’s greatest town, Nagoya (serviced by Penguin Ferry Services and Berlian Ferries).
Batam Center Ferry Terminal has the commonest ferry connections to/from Singapore and Johor Bahru (BatamFast and Penguin Ferry Services).
Sekupang is the greatest spot for individuals individuals who wish to catch a domestic link with Sumatra and also the Karimun Islands (BatamFast, Penguin Ferry Services and Off-shore Ferry).
Waterfront City (Teluk Senimba) and Nongsapura mostly serve the adjacent resorts and therefore are, therefore, well suited for holidaymakers (BatamFast and Indo Falcon Shipping).
Karimun, the westernmost from the Riau Archipelago, is really a small island near the new england of Sumatra, guarding the southern entrance towards the Straits of Malacca. It lies west of Batam and also to the southwest of Singapore and it is encircled by several small islands that carry exactly the same name (The Karimun Islands).
Its “capital” city, Tanjung Balai, is really a busy port capital of scotland- about 125,000 people with many different commerce, boosted by vacationers from Singapore and Malaysia.
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