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Family trip to Bintan Island with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

Palau Bintan or just Bintan is one of the best places for a holiday with children. A long flight and a necessary acclimatization are compensated by a comfortable water and air temperature during the whole year. During winter the temperature is rarely less than 25 degrees, and the ocean is still warm for a long swim. The island is a duty-free zone, so you can buy something for your child even cheaper than in other places in the world. Bintan allows you and your child to spend enough time at the perfectly clean beaches, and at SPA-salons, and learn the history and culture of Indonesia, and enjoy the pure nature.
When you are traveling around the island, you should remember about some peculiarities of the local people. For example, during the conversation, they touch another person several times. … Open
Take your child to Penyengat island, which you can reach by boat from the capital of Bintan. First of all, the trip itself will be fun, and secondly, Penyengat, the spiritual center of the Riau Islands, will be interesting for a child of any age. Older children will understand the story about the love between Raja Ali Haji and the daughter of the Sultan of Malacca. This story is similar to the one of Romeo and Juliette but has a happy ending. The children will appreciate the opportunity to visit such a sacred for Indonesians place. The younger children will be fascinated by the beauty of the local temples, which remind more of castles than cult buildings.
You should also visit the capital of the island. Those, who like history, and just curious children will like the historical museum with a big collection of artifacts, which will tell you about the past times of Bintan. The culture of the aboriginals, the lifestyle of the Indonesian pirates, the life of the colonists – all of this will become more clear after visiting the exposition. A child can also be interested in the crafts center of Sri Binan, where you can watch the process of furniture weaving from pandan leaves. Keep in mind that a child may be really interested in the finished products, which you can buy here. The city itself is also beautiful, you can show your child the real stilt houses in the port. The suburbs are filled with pineapple plantations, which will be interesting for children. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Definitely visit Pulau Penyengat. The village, that takes all the space of a small island to the East of Bintan, was previously the real capital of the mighty Malaysian Empire. There was the … Open
You can take your child to Senggarang village to show him the Chinese culture. There is a unique Banyan Tree Temple. Built more than two centuries ago, it is still covered with the strong roots of the tree, and the beautiful carved elements have preserved inside. No child will refuse to visit Jumbo Park. Here you can pet, talk, and for an additional fee, ride the biggest mammal on Earth – an elephant. Besides that, every day, except Tuesday, there is a real show. You can watch, who the elephants are fed, and how those giants do different tricks.
If your child is in good physical shape, you can climb Gunung Bintan mountain with him. It is 350 meters high, and the way up will take you three to five hours. All this time you will spent in the jungles, where you can see a lot of animals and look at wild growth fruit like mangosteen or rambutan. There will also be a fountain with a pool, where you can swim. The view from the top of Gunung Bintan, despite its not big height, takes your breath away.
Bintan does not only have a good touristic infrastructure, though there are not too many tourists there, but also has a lot of opportunities for active leisure. As on other tropical islands, … Open
A good opportunity to explore the local nature is a trip down the Snake River. It will be a real adventure for a child, he will feel as a brave pioneer and will appreciate the beauty of mango forests. During the road you will see houses on stilts and local people, who are fishing the way their fathers and grandfathers had. If your child is old enough, he will be interested in paintball game or a sea fishing. A child of any age will like a horse ride, which will give you an opportunity to communicate with the horses. You should also take your child to the Dolphin Island near Bintan.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Bintan Island and surroundings

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Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Bintan Island
♥   Amusement park 'Desaru Theme Park' Johor, 57.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'SKI360 Cable Ski Park' , 68 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Wild Wild Wet' Pasir Ris, 68.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Universal Studios Singapore' Resorts World Sentosa, 78.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Adventure Cove Water Park' Resorts World Sentosa, 78.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Bintan Island
♥   Water park 'Wild Wild Wet' Pasir Ris, 68.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Universal Studios Singapore' , 78.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Tiram Indoor Water Park' Johor Bahru, 94.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Legoland Water Park' Johor Bahru, 103.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all oceanariums
Aquariums in Bintan Island and nearby
♥   Aquarium 'Marine Life Park' , 79 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Aquarium 'River Safari' , 86.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all zoos
Zoos and gardens in/near Bintan Island
♥   Zoo 'Singapore Zoo' , 86.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'River Safari' , 86.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Night Safari' Singapore, 86.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Jurong Bird Park' , 92.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Zoo Johor' Johor Bahru, Johor, 92.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Famous sights of Bintan Island

Swissotel The Stamford

From the series “The World's Tallest Hotels”
Tourists who choose the Singapore hotel to organize the festive banquet or marriage ceremony will not be disappointed either. One of the open terraces of the hotel is just for such occasions. A pleasant surprise awaits the wellness lovers, as the spa salon of the hotel provides two open landscape pools together with the luxurious relaxation areas with comfortable furniture. … Read further

Masjid Sultan

From the series “Top Largest and Famous Mosques Worldwide”
To the opening, the Saudi prince has presented the wonderful carpets that decorate the hall even today. Practically all locals took park in the building. Wealthy people gave money for the building, poor people brought glass bottles. From their bottoms were made cupolas bases. This mosque is open for every religion but foreigners have to follow all crucial Muslim rules during the visit. … Read further

Clinic Bar

From the series “The Most Extraordinary Bars and Café on the Planet”
This bar is very popular among young people and travelers. The first celebrates holidays there and the second choose it for a photo session. All the staff is wearing doctors' clothes, which impresses people more. The author of the design in this thematic bar is a popular artist – Damien Hirst. He is also known for his other outstanding works. … Read further
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Malaysia Shares Its 2020 Tourist Arrivals Data

ASEAN countries (short-haul market) were the biggest source market for Malaysia, accounting for 68.1% of tourist arrivals (2.9 million). East Asia and South Asia (medium-haul market) had a share of 20.1% or 870 thousand arrivals, and the long-haul market had the smallest share of 11.8% or 512 thousand arrivals. The top ten source countries for Malaysia are the following: Singapore, Indonesia, China, Thailand, India, Brunei, South Korea, Japan, Australia, and Vietnam. Read this

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Interesting places to visit with children around Bintan Island

Guide to sightseeing and entertainment for children in Bintan Island - parks, attractions, museums, zoos, water-parks. All fascinating and educational sites of Bintan Island, which are must visit and see for your child. Find out the best discovery routes and places for kids (local theaters, exhibitions and museums), where you can spend quality time together. Bintan Island for families with children.
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