weather is the same as Singapore but remember you will be
outside. The sea breezes are usually more than enough to
take the edge off the tropical heat. In fact we suggest
bringing a light jacket during the winter months, December
and January. We are close to the equator so the monsoons
are mild and we entertain guests 365 days of the year.
The majority of our guests are expatriates based in Singapore,
however we often have guests who travel long distances to
be with family and friends on special occasions. Our Singapore
‘jump-off point’ is Tanah Merah Fast Ferry Terminal,
which is about 10 minutes from Changi Airport.
We value our guests’ privacy – and our own
– so you cannot drop in uninvited. However, if you
are interested in booking the island, we can easily arrange
for you to visit.
We are often asked about safety and security issues. Indonesia
is a vast, diverse archipelago with some of the friendliest
inhabitants in Asia. It is unfortunate that international
media attention sometimes focuses on negative issues. We
are thousands of miles from the political hotspots. Riau
is one of the richest and advanced provinces in the country.
The safety of our guests (and staff) is of paramount importance
to us. Rest assured that we have good contacts in the local
community at all levels. Our staff and their families are
all closely vetted and we have contingency plans for all
Mobile phone coverage extends to Pangkil and we have a
large clinic and hospital complex in Kijang, opposite Pangkil
on Bintan Island. Don’t worry, we will keep you safe
or tell you not to come.
Do you have
any questions ?