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ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN Captain Shawn Ho, 29, briefing Batam Fast crew members yesterday on safety procedures when handling their vessels.  With more passengers taking ferries to places like Bintan and Batam in Indonesia during the year-end and school holiday season, the authorities are taking measures to ensure their safety. Yesterday, the Maritime and Port Authority […]

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NOVEMBER 25, 2016 — The Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore has issued its Investigation Report on last year’s grounding of the Indonesian registered passenger ferry MV Sea Prince, operated by fast ferry operator BatamFast. On November 29, 2015, at about 7.50 pm, while enroute from Nongsapura Ferry Terminal, Batam, to Tanah Merah Ferry […]

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A passenger wearing a mask stands in thick haze as he waits for his ferry. Photo Credit: Reuters  Jakarta: Indonesia is planning a hi-tech monitoring network to protect peatland at the centre of last year’s raging fires that cloaked Southeast Asia in toxic haze, a senior official said. The fires sent smog billowing across the […]

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Singaporean businessman Eric Saw and MV Doulos Old vehicles are a common sight in scrapyards, derelict and covered with rust as they wait to get scraped. But a more ingenious and eco-friendly way is to convert them into hotels. Meanwhile in Bintan, familiar face MV Doulos has been transformed into a hotel after journeying around the world […]

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This is due to the large number of people travelling between Singapore, Batam and Bintan, says MPA Chief Executive Andrew Tan.  SINGAPORE: Adopting a state of readiness for incidents involving regional ferries is an area of priority for the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), said its CEO Andrew Tan on Friday (May 6).  […]

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The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Indonesia rose 8.96 percent in March from a year earlier, following a 3.31 percent increase a month before, the statistics bureau said on Monday. There were 806,118 tourists visiting Indonesia in March, compared with 768,118 in February, the bureau said. The number of foreigners visiting the country, including […]

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Bintan is the focus of a hotel construction boom according to recent reports released by consultancy firm C9 Hotelworks and Horwath HTL. The expansion comes against a backdrop of low occupancy rates, but developers believe the island will assert itself as a top weekend and family retreat for both expatriates and locals resident in ASEAN. […]

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Several hotels and resorts in the Indonesian island of Bintan have stopped accepting Singapore dollars since the start of this month, citing a government policy that requires all transactions to be made in the Indonesian rupiah. Five hotel operators, including Banyan Tree Bintan and Nirwana Gardens, told TODAY that they had been told not to […]

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Head down to Bintan for the June Holidays for Club Med Festival from 5 to 8 June!  Click image below to find out more.  Source: Club Med 

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Singapore, 16 May 2014 BINTAN Resorts International has inked a collaboration with Changi Airport Group (CAG) in a bid to increase the appeal of Bintan as a twin destination with Singapore and boost sales among its already expanding Chinese market. As part of the inaugural joint initiative between both parties, running from mid-May to end-July […]

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