Bandar Bentan Telani Port

Area / Center Jl. Raja Haji Teluk Sebong, Teluk Sebong, Kabupaten Bintan, Kepulauan Riau 29155, Indonesia Published on: 24-07-2018

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Tanjung Pinang is the main port town in Bintan island or Pulau Bintan, where trader and passenger ships links to all parts of Indonesia with Singapore.

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Why Bandar Bentan Telani Port is special ?

Tanjung Pinang is the main port town in Bintan island or Pulau Bintan, where trader and passenger ships links to all parts of Indonesia with Singapore. Tanjung Pinang has a busy harbour that is strategically located close to the Malacca Strait, one of the world's busiest sea lanes. A large section of the part of town was built in traditional buildings, houses on stilts and over the water. You can also find numerous types of dried seafood and the colourful varieties of crackers and snacks sold here. Tanjung Pinang can be reached by 2 hours ferry from Singapore

The cultural center for stage performances of Malay music and dances is located in Tanjung Pinang. The center organises regularly festivals and other performance. Culture happenings such as music and dance. Renowned Buddhist temples are located outside central Tanjung Pinang in a small town named Senggarang.


What to explore at Bandar Bentan Telani Port?

You can enjoy a ride through the countryside of Bintan and take in the sights and sounds of Tanjung Pinang, the capital of Bintan island. Explore the shops at leisure. At every corner, you’ll find exciting bargains from dried food to fresh fruits, toys, apparels, handicrafts and souvenirs. Experience the charm of this busy little town that’s strategically located close to the Malacca Strait, one of the world’s busiest sea lanes.

Just off the coast of Tanjung Pinang, Penyengat Island is a historic center of Malay culture. Visitors can look forward to many interesting heritage sites, villages, old Dutch fort, royal mausoleums and old palaces.


How to get to Bandar Bentan Telani Port?

By plane : The easiest option to get from the airport to the city is to take a fixed price cab, which will cost around S$3-5 to central Tanjung Pinang. Fares elsewhere on the island will cost around twice as much.

By boat: he Sri Bintan Pura ferry terminal at Tanjung Pinang at the southern end of Jalan Merdeka is the main passenger port of Bintan and is used by all domestic and international services from the city. It is a visa-free for most ASEAN citizens and a visa-on-arrival port; see Indonesia's Get in section for visa details.

From Singapore's Tanah Merah ferry terminal (TMFT), there are 5-7 direct ferries every day on Penguin , IndoFalcon and Wavemaster (+65-6786 9959). The ferry fare is SGD28-40/50 one-way/return. There are two trips on Mon-Fri and three trips during Sat-Sun-Public Holidays.

Alternatively, take a ferry from Singapore's HarbourFront to Batam Centre ferry terminal. Then take a taxi direct to Telaga Punggur (S$6), from where you can connect to another ferry to Bintan (journey time 60 min, departures every 30 min, $5/8 one-way/return).

From Malaysia; there are also less frequent connections from Stulang Laut port of Johor Bahru, Malaysia (three hours away).

From other Riau Islands with varying frequency. The Bintan Resorts on the northern part of Bintan, Tanjung Pinang is about 50 minutes by speedboat, although connections are not frequent. See the main Bintan article for ferry connection details.

By Taxi: Only take taxis from the main road. 'City Taxis' charge $.3 if you request to leave the urban area. The taxis are affordable once you have sucessfuly bargained. Fix your price firmly before boarding the taxi to avoid any problems. A 40km trip to Trikora Beach should cost $.5.00


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Jl. Raja Haji Teluk Sebong, Teluk Sebong, Kabupaten Bintan, Kepulauan Riau 29155, Indonesia

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Tips for you

  • You should prepare yourself to find the traditional Indonesian lifestyle and conditions. It is not uncommon to see rats running under homes and to walk through thick swarms of mosquitoes. Some things you'll want to see while in town are : Religious Temples, Cultural Center and monuments andon and near the Water
  • When riding the taxicab, it is important to take note that there is no metered fare in Tanjung Pinang so before you get inside the cab, make sure to bargain with the driver first regarding the fare of the ride. In most cases, the flat rate is $3 if you want to tour around and within the town’s limit. The driver will charge a few dollars extra for out of town trips. Fixing the price before boarding the taxi is very crucial so that you won’t encounter any problems with your driver.
  • Dragon Boat Festival is the most look forward event, held every October along the Tanjung Pinang coast facing Penyengat Island. It features cultural performances, swimming competition and traditional diving challenges.
  • The problem with other popular transportation option which is the bus is that the drivers do not speak nor understand English. Moreover, the signs written on the bus are also difficult to understand thus for safe travel in Tanjung Pinang, taxicabs should be the best option that you have. While taxicab drivers can speak and understand English. They can also take you to your next destination faster than riding a bus.
  • By Motorcycle Taxi (Ojek): There motorcycle taxis called ojek waiting to ferry you around, although consider this more of an "adventure" way to travel and is not necessarily safe. By minibus: Minibuses known as Angkutan Kota operate on fixed routes,The fare is fixed at Rp. 3000 within the city. By Boat : Regular boats to Penyengat Island cost Rp5,000/person, starts from small alley at Jalan Pos.

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