Bintan Island (http://www.welcometobintan.com/about.asp) is just about 1 hour away from Singapore by a ferry ride. It seems like the island belongs to Singapore and doesn’t reflect the typical Indonesia culture. But it can be a good destination to escape from the hustle and bustle of the neighbor island country.
We took Mangrove Discovery Tour. It was quote interesting to us, because that kind of activity is almost impossible to have in Japan nor in Singapore (might be possible though, but I believe it’s better in Bintan). Totally unexperienced thing to us.
We took a morning tour starting at 7:00. It was awesome with little heat wave and much breeze. Their night tours are good as well. They told us you can see tons of lightning beetles shining in the grove. They are like natural Christmas trees on the tropical island. You should not miss this tour.
Do you know where to explore to get the real fun in Japan? Japan has many wonderful destinations you should visit, tasty foods you should try, and pleasant people you should meet, but tours & guide books usually don’t show you them. I and my wife provide you the real fun stuff of this country. We hope our local perspective can further stimulate your interest in traveling here. You can also gain the useful information and practical tips to make your trip in Japan more enjoyable.
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