Located towards the east side of Singapore is the region of Tanah Merah. The area is mostly occupied by residential complexes and a few industrial hubs. However, there is no limitations to the recreational options in here. From bowling to swimming, tennis to golfing, there is various means to keep you engaged and refreshed.
Bintan in Indonesia is another interesting place that is worth a visit.
It is the ferry route that makes its way from the tanah merah ferry terminal to bintan, as a result of which, thankfully, connection is no more a problem between Indonesia and Singapore.
However, much of the appreciation currently goes to the Bintan resort ferries, which is the sole company operating the service currently. It takes close to an hour for the sail travelling to complete. There are five ferries that operate on a daily basis from tanah merah ferry terminal.
Needless to say, seasonal and climatic conditions does have a role to play when it comes to factors like frequency of operations and their duration.
It is private residencies mainly that make up most of the area of Tanah Merah. You will get to see clubs and hub of industries there as well. The area has good communication via bus transportation as well and remains well connected throughout various important parts of Singapore.
Tourists have a liking towards the Bintan Islands which boasts of a very pleasant surroundings. The various beach activities, lush green landscapes or simply playing golf – there are no dearth of excitement when it comes to spending time in this place.
You should actually think of visiting this place if you are making a visit to Singapore. It is an ideal location to spend some quality time with your family. The number of golf courses present in the Island are four and the count of beach resorts are five. Bintan is covered by dense forests in most parts.
It is important to keep in mind that the time zone of Bintan is an hour earlier than the time zone of Singapore and the time is totally different for ferry to Batam.This becomes as important consideration especially when you decide to avail the ferry service from Bintan to Tanah Merah terminal.
If you are considering to avail the service on weekdays then the timings are around 09:10, 11:10, 14:00, 17:00 and 20:00. Bintan Resort ferries provide a seating capacity of 12 persons and the charges are 45 Singapore Dollars per person.
You should ideally be collecting your pass to board on to the ferry at a minimum of 1.5 hours before the departure. If unfortunately you cannot make it even within 40 minutes of the scheduled departure time, your booking might get cancelled as well.