BINTAN TOURISM OBJECT
Bintan is the largest island in the Riau province,
with its area is 1.140 sq. km width, with a coastline of about 105
km. The island has a population of about 200.000, and like the rest
of Riau this is a true mix of cultures like Malay, Bugis, Chinese
and the Orang Laut. Bintan is very close to the equator and have
a tropical climate throughout the year, with temperatures ranging
from 21° to 32°, with an average of 26° Celsius.
Bintan and Batam saw before the economic crisis
huge investments and development, including industrial parks and
large tourist resorts. Bintan has since become a popular tourist
destination due to its close vicinity to Singapore. Here we can
get accommodation of all standards, and it is still possible to
find a peaceful spot on Bintan far from other tourists. Most of
the tourism is concentrated on the north coast around Lagoi, while
the east coast is still unspoiled and worth a visit. In a not so
distant past Bintan was completely covered with tropical rain forest.
This is now all gone, except a small forest that covers the highest
mountain on the island, Bintan Besar. The mountain is the remains
of an old volcano, and has an elevation of 376 m, the highest point
on the Riau islands.
In Bintan, diving promises to be comfortably civilized,
with all underwater needs catered to Mana Mana Beach Club - Bintan
Resort's professional water sports center. Out of the water, Bintan
will be the place with something for everyone. There's the golf
course, horses for riding and jungles for trekking - alternatives
aplenty to tempt hardened divers to stay topside.