Galang Island, The Land Of The Vietnamese Refugees

Galang Island Galang or Pulau Galang, is an island of 80 km2 located 25 m (40 km) southeast of Batam, it belongs to a group of three islands called Barelang (an abbreviation of Batam-Rempang-Galang). This island is also part of the Riau Archipelago, Indonesia, and Galang is located just south of Batam and Rempang which themselves are just south of Singapore and Johor. The nearest city to Galang is Tanjung Pinang on Bintan, about a 30-minute boat ride away. The island is connected by the Barelang Bridge to Rempang and…

Damar Island

Damar Island Damar Island is one of the outermost islands in Indonesia, it located in the Natuna Sea, or part of the South China Sea, which borders Malaysia. Damar Island is an area of Anambas Islands regency, Riau Islands province. To reach Damar island, the trip can be started from Batam to Palmatak, which is the capital of Matak by using single plane, followed by renting a speedboat towards the capital Letung, the capital of Jemaja districts. From Letung, we can continue using a medium-sized motor boat to Damar island…

Bintan Island, The Largest One In The Archipelago

Bintan Island Bintan Island is one of islands in the Riau Islands province, where there is a city of Tanjung Pinang ad the provincial capital of Riau. The island has two Governments, the Tanjungpinang City governmental is located in Senggarang and Tanjungpinang, while Bintan governmental is located in Bandar Seri Bintan. Bintan island is nearest island to the state of Singapore. Bintan island is also popular as Negeri Segantang Lada, at 3rd century the island flourished as a trading post on the route between China and India, and over the…

Berakit Island

Berakit Island Pulau Berakit or Pulau Hati Berhanti is one of the outer islands in Indonesia, which is located on the border of Indonesia and Singapore, and it is the part of the city of Batam, Riau Islands province. The island is located in the northwest of the island of Sambu (Pertamina oil base on the island of Batam) which can be seen in the ferry route from Batam Center harbor in Batam and the port of Harborfront in Singapore. www.indonesia-tourism.com

Batam Island, A Multy-Ethnic Land With Tropical Elements

Batam Island Batam Island is an island in the Riau Islands province, where there is a city of Batam. This island is the island’s most adjacent to the state of Singapore, which just separated by a strait of 15 km wide, and a free trade zone (FTZ); part of the Sijori (Singapore, Johor (Malaysia) and the Riau Islands (Indonesia)). Through five ferry’s terminal on the island of Batam, we can travel to Singapore and Johor (one of the countries that make up Malaysia) through Sekupang Port, Port of Batam Centre,…

Abang Island, The Beauty Beneath The Water

Abang Island Abang Island is a small island that located in southern part of Batam city, Riau archipelago. This island is sized for about 2000 x 5000 m, and it has distance 50 Km from Muka Kuning, Batam island. To reach Abang island, we can use boat or it known as Bot Pompong, from 6 Balerang bridge (12 km). Abang island is one of tourism destinations that being developed by Batam city government. In addition to its beautiful beaches with coral reefs and many kinds of colorful fish, Abang island…

Tambelan Archipelago

Tambelan Archipelago Tambelan archipelago is a group of islands off the west coast of West Kalimantan, Indonesia. It lies in the north of the equator, but it is sometimes considered being separate part of the Natuna Islands, Riau Islands province. This archipelago consists of the other islands, like Badas islands. Larger islands include of Pulau Tambelan Besar, Pulau Mendarik, Pulau Uwi, Pulau Benua and Pulau Pejantan. Tambelan islands is considered as the furthest islands in Indonesia. Instead of Riau archipelago, it closer to West Kalimantan. We can reach Tambelan islands…

Riau Archipelago, The Home Of Diversity

Riau Archipelago Riau islands is an archipelago that becomes part of Riau Islands Province, together with Tudjuh archipelago and Lingga islands. This Riau archipelago has bordered with Vietnam and Kamboja in North, Malaysia and West Kalimantan province in east, Bangka Belitung province and Jambi in south, Singapore, Malaysia and Riau Province in West. The language of the Riau Islands is known as Riau Malay. The Riau Islands are considered the birthplace of the modern Malay language, though it was the classical Malaccan Malay of the Johor court rather than Riau…

South Natuna Island

South Natuna Islands South Natuna is an archipelago off the west coast of the island of Borneo, the southernmost group of the Natuna Islands in the South China Sea. Geographically it is part of the Tudjuh Archipelago, and administratively part of the Riau Islands province of Indonesia. The archipelago is spread out over hundreds of kilometers. The major islands include Big Subi Island (Pulau Subi Beser), Lesser Subi Island (Pulau Subi-Kecil), Bakau, Panjang and Serasan. The Api Passage separates the South Natuna group from the island of Borneo. The Selasan…

Natuna Besar Archipelago…. Magnificent!

Natuna Besar Archipelago Natuna Besar islands are part of the Natuna archipelago, one of the northernmost islands in Indonesia. Total area of ??mainland Natuna Besar is 1720 km ¬≤. The most northern island in the archipelago system is Laut Island (Natuna). While, Bunguran island is the main island of Natuna Besar Islands, as well as Natuna Islands, which is part of the Riau Islands province, Indonesia. Bunguran island is home to three species of primates: slow loris (Nycticebus coucang), long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis), and the Natuna leaf monkey (or Javan…