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Sand Flies or middges in Bintan

Post by cartusien » Mon, 01 Oct 2007 10:04 pm

Spent very nice week end in southern part of Bintan (trikora beach), but daughter and I were attacked by small flies whose bites are quite painful, and leave thereafter some red spots, quite painful and long lasting.

Since my daughter is allergic to insect bites, she's now covered with red and painful spots!


a)do you know what it is: sand flies, or small mosquitos, or middges (like on scotish sky island??!)

b)Do you know a good repellent to get rid of or to prevent from getting bitten by those naughty insects? We tried standard mosquitos repelent but it did not work (the flies laughed at us)!

c)And do you know if such naughty animals can also be found in northern part of bintan (the resorts part)?

Thanks in advance for your answers,

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Post by jjcp » Wed, 17 Oct 2007 5:11 pm

Hi I've stayed at the resorts in Bintan twice now and have never been bitten, and I am always attacked by mossies in Singapore and everywhere else. So you may be safe in the southern part.

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