Getting from Singapore to Pulau Bintan


If you wish to travel by ferry to Bintan from Singapore, you need to select your departing point as Tanah Merah.


Bintan resort ferries lead the way of ferry service which operates on a regular basis following the route of the ferry terminal at Tanah Merah via Singapore and Telani Ferry terminal and ultimately to Bintan Resorts. It will take you not more than an hour to reach to Bintan from Singapore.

You should, however, be present at the terminal at least one and a half hours prior to departure. There are some insurance facilities also that are available, which you can check and opt for accordingly if you wish for. There is an option of availing your Visa directly while you are onboard known as VOA. However, if you are a part of the Emerald Class travel, then only you can avail VOA.

The schedule for a ferry from Singapore to Bintan is at 9:10, 11:10, 14:00, 17:00 and 20:00 on a daily basis from Monday to Thursday. On Friday to Sunday and on public holidays, the service is scheduled at 8:10, 11:10, 12:10, 14:00, 17:00 and 20:00.

You can check in at the ferry terminal of Tanah Merah and collect your board passes from there itself. If you have not yet collected your pass prior to 40 minutes before your travel, your booking might get cancelled even though it was confirmed previously.

It is the ferry route that makes its way from the Tanah Merah ferry terminal to bintan, as a result of which, thankfully, a connection is no more a problem between Indonesia, Singapore and ferry to batam as well. However, much of the appreciation currently goes to the Bintan resort ferries, which is the sole company operating the service currently. It takes close to an hour for the sail travelling to complete. There are five ferries that operate on a daily basis from Tanah Merah ferry terminal. Needless to say, seasonal and climatic conditions does have a role to play when it comes to factors like frequency of operations and their duration.

It is important to keep in mind that the time zone of Bintan is an hour earlier than the time zone of Singapore. This becomes as important consideration especially when you decide to avail the ferry service from Bintan to Tanah Merah terminal.

Booking your tickets and confirming your ferry seat has never been so easy, thanks to the master of easiness, You just need to visit the site and select the ferry depart from and ferry arrive at locations. The other selection is the time and date of your travel and the number of persons you are travelling along with.

Enjoying Malacca’s Attractions


Malacca is one of the prime locations for tourist’s entertainment with several historical monuments situated along its sea port describing beautiful context from the history of Malacca. Earlier, Malacca was known for its trade of spices & silk. If you are from Singapore, you can take bus from Singapore to Malacca easily.

Over the years, it has established its supremacy with strong economic foundation along with opening factories for big corporations. Tourism is another important factor contributing to its economic growth as many big corporations have invested millions of dollars in resorts & hotels along Malacca prime locations along with added benefits of packaged tours has helped them to add more tourists to their chain of customers.

One of the best places to start the tour of Malacca is from Malacca Sultanate Palace which was constructed under the instructions of building the palace without nails where each wooden pillar would be supporting each other’s along with copper or zinc ceiling. It was considered to be a replica of Sultan Mansur Shah 15th century palace. However, the palace got destroyed due to lightening strike & now

Muzium Kebudayaan also known as Cultural Museum stands erect upon the complex. During the opening hours of the museum, people flock together to enter inside the museum & see all the artifacts, photographs, drawings etc in details.

For tourists looking to relax & unwind themselves, A’Formosa Water World proves to be the one with Best-in-Class service with internationally acclaimed golf course for its visitors. It consists of indoor & outdoor theme parks along with Animal World Safari. Tourist with families generally stays in a Malacca City but visits such water theme parks as it is only 24 kms north of Malacca City. Moreover, the wild animal safari thrills the kids to get to know the creatures on their own. They offer vehicles with open sheds to get a complete view of the wild creatures.

Other than this, tourists love to visit the Malacca River which is often referred as the ‘Venice of the East’ by the tourists of European decent. The Malacca River is a popular tourist destination with cruise facilities for exploring the river in depth. The

River cruises are one of the most adventures rides as it gives a sense of our ecosphere along with a spectacular view of nearby villages & fisherman working upon their catchments. Moreover, the Malacca River has a history associated with it during Portuguese invasion when the communication was cut off from both sides resulting to total chaos. Malacca’s historical past has helped it to garner more tourists among other cities in Malaysia.