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The best way to reach Bintan from Singapore is to take a ferry from Tanah Merah to Tanjung Pinang ferry terminal. Though Bintan island in Indonesia now has an international airport, people still prefer the cheaper ferry to Bintan island. International ferries are available from Singapore at affordable rates. Bintan ferry operates directly from the Tanah Merah ferry terminal to the Tanjung Pinang ferry terminal in Bintan. There are 60-150 seats in the ferries operated by 2-3 operators. The ferry tickets from Tanah Merah ferry terminal to Bintan are available online, so you can get better deals and options for cancellation online, if and when needed.
Tanah Merah is a coastal residential part of Singapore. You can find golf and water sports in Tanah Merah. The Bedok Park Connector that joins the Bedok Reservoir and East Coast Parkway is a central enjoyment area. The ferry terminal is where you can board the ferry to Bintan.
Tanjung Pinang is the capital of the Riu islands of Indonesia and is located on the Bintan island. The Tanjung Pinang ferry terminal is the main port for passengers. The Bintan ferry terminal has ferries connecting from Singapore and Johor Bahru in Malaysia. You can book Bintan ferry tickets online to skip the long lines at the ferry terminal.
Only two companies operate the ferry service between Tanah Merah to Tanjung Pinang ferry terminal. There are 12 weekly Bintan ferry trips from Tanah Merah. A ferry to Bintan takes 1 hr 40 mins to 2 hr 12 mins to reach its destination. Bintan ferry tickets from Tanah Merah ferry terminal to Bintan cost SGD 45.70 for a one-way trip and SGD 76.21 for a roundtrip. There are daily ferries available, but the number of ferries per day will be different. As per the ferry schedule, the first ferry is at 8.40 am and the last at 6.20 pm.
There are only two ferry operators on this route. Depending on the resort you book, you may also get Bintan Resort ferries to reach the island. The ferry operators are,
You may have to pay the Singapore Passenger Departure Fee and the Pinang Terminal Fee which are not included in the prices mentioned above. The terminal fee is only applicable while departing from/ on reaching a particular terminal.
Some of the best places to visit and activities to do in Tanjung Pinang are as follows:
There are few ferries available at the Tanah Merah ferry terminal to Bintan, so it is essential to book the tickets at the earliest. You can buy ferry tickets online with redBus in easy steps.
Tourists visiting Marine Parks Malaysia have to pay a nominal conservation charge as required by the Fees Act 1951, Fees (Marine Parks Malaysia) Order 2017. The revenue collected from the charge goes to the Marine Parks and Marine Reserves Trust Fund to manage and maintain the parks, and to provide facilities and comfort to visitors.
People with disabilities are exempted from the charge, and residents living on islands surrounded by Marine Parks are also exempted.
Additionally, there are different fee rates for activities like camping, research, commercial filming/documentary, scuba diving, and cruising. Please check the Official Department of Fisheries Portal Malaysia for more information.
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