I was invited by my Indonesian friend Shandy over the New Year to Bintan for 2017 Countdown. If you have been following my Travel Blog, you will know that I have also visited Bintan recently for the Spartan Beast Race.
Read more about my blog post on the Spartan Beast Race, “An Adventurous Weekend Getaway to Bintan” here. So, here are the 5 reasons why I love Bintan after visiting this tropical island twice:
REASON 1: Close Vicinity to Singapore
Bintan is only just an hour of ferry ride out from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal and the return tickets can be easily booked online from http://booking.brf.com.sg/. The tropical island is one of the perfect destinations for Singaporeans to visit for a quick weekend getaway or an impromptu vacation.
With the headphone MDR-1000X that was on loan to me by Sony, I look like a DJ trying to spin at the night club in Bintan. I am pretending like one only!
REASON 2: Friendly and Trustworthy Local Tour Guide
That’s my friend Shandy and I am so glad that he extended his invitation to welcome me in Bintan for the New Year Celebration. He is a founder of his own start up travel agency company “Travelin“, Travelin means Travel Indonesia. Shandy is a friendly and trustworthy tour guide who knows Bintan really well and he is the right man you need to find when you visit this island. Shandy was the person who took care of my itinerary like lodgings, meals, tour activities, etc for the 6 days I spent in Bintan from 31 December 2016 to 5th January 2017.
Both of us even made an impromptu collaboration to make a carpool karaoke video which we had fun singing, counting down to the year 2017. This LED car with maroon 5’s songs installed on it can only be found in Lagoi Bay Plaza, Bintan Island.
REASON 3: Exciting and Vibrant Nightlife
Another reason is the exciting and vibrant night scenes in Bintan. The newly relaunched Silk Nightclub is the best night club in Bintan to party at to get the most party vibes. The dance floor is empty before the stream of crowd arriving at Silk NightClub later the night.
The dancefloor getting crowded with an overflow of partygoers grooving to the music and I was also getting high due to alcohol consumption.
Awesome clubbing hits play by the band at Silk NightClub!
I had a chance to sing the latest clubbing songs like “Worth it” by Fifth Harmony live for few minutes to the partygoers. The girl holding on the mic is one of the lead vocalists in Silk NightClub and she can bring up the party mood in the crowd with her explosive vocal.
Address: Jalan Indera Segara Site A12, Lagoi, Bintan Island, Riau, Indonesia
Tel: +62 812-7073-602
Opening hours: Opens at 6:00pm till late everyday
REASON 4: Exceptionally Beautiful and Secluded Beach
The White Sand Island is one of the best kept secrets of Bintan, merely less than 10 minutes boat ride from Trikora Beach. The island is so secluded and private that Shandy and me were the only visitors in this tiny island at a point of time.
Your eyes will be spoiled with an amazing view of the seas and your soul becomes calm that you felt at ease and relaxed. The sand is soft and clean, the sea water is crystal clear and cool. The weather was also wonderful!
There are 3 to 4 hammocks and swings in White Sand Island where you can take a break after a swim in the seas.
White Sand Island is unquestionably one of the places I will visit again if I come back to Bintan.
REASON 5: Enchanting Fireflies Night Tour
Bintan is considered one of the best places to see the fireflies around the world and the fireflies’ night tour is definitely a must-do activity during your holiday in Bintan. As you journey through the Sebung River, you’d enjoy the enchanting sights and serenity around you with plenty of fireflies lighting up right in front of your eyes.
Fireflies! This must be the prettiest sight I have seen on the first day of 2017 and it was a wonderful experience to get so close up with these tiny little lighting bugs. I finally strike off this wish to see fireflies from my bucket list.
When you are coming to Bintan, you have to look for my friend Shandy to show you around this beautiful and gorgeous island. He also provides the best guaranteed and lowest tour service rate that will make your trip to Bintan a satisfying and memorable one! If you are visiting Bintan anytime soon, you can email me at email@example.com and I will help to liaise you with Shandy and get the best cheapest tour service rate available. Happy 2017, everyone!