Bintan is one of the most convenient and affordable weekend destinations we can visit to escape from our stressful and crowded Singapore. One of Bintan’s main appeals is its world-class beach resorts, with their pristine beaches, and comprehensive amenities & activities. To many gold enthusiasts, the island is also known to be a golf haven. Over the past 20 years, thousands of Singaporeans go on short Bintan trips every weekend. Given its affordability and proximity to Singapore, it has always been and will continue to be one of Singaporeans’ favourite weekend beach getaways.
In general, there is no best time to visit Bintan. The climatic condition is generally either hot or wet. It really depends on the weather when you are there.
Bintan is a very safe place. Here and there there can be petty crimes such as pick pocketing, so beware of your belongings. Single woman travelers have consistently rated Bintan as one of the safest cities to travel in, with very low crime rate against tourists.
It really depends on how much time you have got. Most travellers go to Bintan for a beach getaway. As most travellers are staying for just 2 Days 1 Night or 3 Days 2 Nights tops, they would prefer to spend their entire stay exclusively at the resort and plan their activities within the resort. So it’s crucial to choose a resort that offers your preferred activities and has amenities that match your needs.
You can get the best shopping bargain in Tanjung Pinang. Shopping in this town is quite affordable as the wares are mostly local and handmade. While the concrete shops offer a diverse range of electronic goods, dried food items, and antiques, the street peddlers provide the best bargains with their colorful display of Javanese batik cloths, gems, local artefacts, and handcrafted toys.
Bintan weather often reaches a record low of 14 Celsius degree in late December or early January. Generally, it is about 15-25 degrees celsius. If you plan to stay in the hill side or the mountain side, it will be colder. Most of our accommodation in our tour is in the city so that will be about 15-25 degrees. A jacket would suffice for this trip.