Natuna Archipelago, A Group Of Magnificent Islands in Indonesia

Natuna Islands Natuna Islands or Kepulauan Natuna is islands that consist of 272 islands, which located in the South China Sea in the larger Tudjuh Archipelago, off the northwest coast of Borneo. The islands is administratively a regency within the Riau Islands province and the Indonesia’s northernmost non-disputed island group. The Natuna islands are divided into three groups: North Natuna, which includes Laut Island (Pulau Laut); Central Natuna, which includes Natuna Besar; and South Natuna, which includes Subi Besar. Natuna is the most northern islands in the strait of Karimata.…

Magnificent Lingga Islands

Lingga Islands Lingga Islands or Lingga Archipelago are a group of islands in Indonesia, that located in the south of Singapore, along both sides of the equator, off the eastern coast of Riau Islands province, Sumatra. They are south of the populated Riau Archipelago, which known for the industrial island of Batam and the tourist-frequented island of Bintan, although the Lingga Islands themselves are rarely visited due to the infrequent local transportation. The equator goes through the northern tip of Lingga, the name of the main island in the archipelago.…

Karimun Islands, Riau

Kepulauan Karimun Kepulauan Karimun or Karimun islands is located in Karimun regency, Riau islands. Karimun regency is consists of 198 islands with 67 of them are inhabited. Tanjung Balai is the capital and the main town of Karimun Islands, and also becomes the busiest town in Riau Islands. Perhaps this is due to the fact that it is somewhat of a cross-road between Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. You can walk around and explore this town on your own or you can take the local transportation like bus, which is very…

Anambas Islands, One of Southeast Asia’s Most Spectacular Coastal Spots

Anambas Islands Anambas archipelago or Kepulauan Anambas is a small archipelago of Indonesia, it located 200 nautical miles east of Batam Island in the South China Sea between the Malaysian mainland to the west and the island of Borneo to the east. Geographically part of the Tudjuh Archipelago, it is administratively a regency within the Riau Islands Province. Anambas have a large reserve of natural gas that is exported to countries such as Singapore and Malaysia. The island of Matak is the main base for oil exploration. Other islands are…

Batu Mandi Island

Batu Mandi Island Batu Mandi island is administratively located in Rokan Hilir, Riau and becomes the outer island in Indonesia that directly bordered with Malaka Strait, Malaysia. Pulau Batu Mandi is part of a cluster of Arwah islands or Spirit Island comprising ninesmall islands. The island is a black stone that is not too high and there is a guard office at the top. The conditions of Batumandi Island is also typical of refreshing, clean and it has normal wave. This is because the wind is blowing from the West,…

Bengkalis Island – Riau

Bengkalis Island Bengkalis island is located in Riau province and part of Bengkalis regency. Pulau Bengkalis is uniformly covered with vegetation. The N coast is fronted by shallow ridges running parallel to it and separated by deeper channels. The village of Bantantengah lies about midway between Tanjung Jati and Tanjung Parit, the NE end of the island. During May and November numerous fishing boats frequent the waters N of the island. In Selat Bengkalis, the SE current begins about 2 hours after LW along the shore and may attain a…