Taking the ferry to Bintan is the same or more hassle than the airport. Done it on several occasions and I hate it.... Just not worth it...Beeroclock wrote:Thanks Fortran for starting this thread, i'm in similar situation and also needing inspiration ! So far staycation options have been appealing, mainly to avoid airport/flying hassle, but obviously it's not the same as travel and getting off this small island. We have also been considering Bintan as a ferry seems much easier than flying. I'll be interested to see what else pops up here.
Tioman is 6-7 hours of land transport from Singapore. Unless you can afford a private aircraft that lands in Tioman. Gotta ask JR8 about this.Primrose Hill wrote:1. Bintan/Batam- Ferry, 45mins
2. Bali - 2hours
3. Langkawi- 1.5hours
4. Tioman - no idea.
5. Phuket/Krabi/Koh Samui
6. Hoi Ann -2.52.5hours
Re Tioman/Redangthe lynx wrote: Tioman is 6-7 hours of land transport from Singapore. Unless you can afford a private aircraft that lands in Tioman. Gotta ask JR8 about this.
Penang - target Batu Ferringhi. Large hotels and villas available but more expensive than Bali.
Bali is still the most convenient location. Batam and Bintan too. Target Nongsapura side of Batam for elusive beach access.
Perhentian/Redang Island - Fly from Singapore to Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia and take a boat ride over about a short land transfer. Flight is about 1.7 hour and boat ride is about 1 hour or 2.
Lombok is about 2.5 hours by flight. Cheaper than Bali. You can go further to the Gili islands like Gili Trawangan (never been to Gili Meno and Gili Ayer) by few minutes' boat ride. Gili islands are located between Lombok and Bali.
Boracay in Philippines is the better version of Gili Trawangan actually. Good thing Tiger now flies directly to Kalibo (one of the nearest airports to Boracay Island) so you'll be looking into 2.5 hours of flight followed by 1.5 hour of land transport before a boat ride over. It is a very nice place.
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