Journeying in Indonesia is an adventure, so set aside some time to take to the road and explore some of the other cities, towns and villages around Bintan. Visit the Tanjung Pinang Ferry Terminal and Snake River Temple in Tanjung Pinang, some 11 miles (18 kilometers) to the northeast of Bintan.
While you are staying in Bintan, don't forget to enjoy Batam. Approximately 35 miles (56 kilometers) away, this regional city is where you'll find Nagoya Hill Mall, Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal and Batam Centre Ferry Terminal. Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Buddhist Temple, Batam Center Shopping Area and Sekupang Ferry Terminal are just a few of the many other visitor attractions in Batam.
A way to discover the true personality of a place is by exploring the bars, cafés and restaurants in the area. Try some dishes and chat with residents. Beef and also yam are often used in cooking here. Two of the regional specialties worth tracking down are nasi goreng (fried rice) are gado-gado (salad made from par- boiled vegetables, eggs and peanut sauce). For the end of you meal, why not try klepon (green rice flour ball with palm sugar). To finish your experience, try a jasmine tea. This is a frequently consumed non-alcoholic beverage here.
When it is time to leave this city, chances are you'll find yourself making plans to return to this very special destination.