With more than 460 accolades under its belt, Changi Airport has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1981. Changi Airport is highly recognized throughout the world and is established as the world’s most awarded “Best Airport”.
As one of the world’s leading airports, Changi Airport has 350 retail stores, 120 F&B outlets, five thematic gardens, complimentary Internet access and even a free Singapore tour for passengers to indulge in during their transit. As the world’s fifth busiest airport for international traffic, 100 airlines operate out of Changi Airport, providing connectivity to 300 cities worldwide.
Getting to Tanah Merah terminal from Changi Airport
Taxi from any terminal – Less than 15 minutes
Public Transport – Take the MRT from Changi Airport MRT to Tanah Merah MRT (2 stops)
Board Bus 35 and alight at the last stop at Tanah Merah ferry terminal
(total time about 50-60 minutes)
*Changi Airport MRT is at the basement of Terminal 2 and 3
Things to note
1. Bintan, Indonesia is 1 hour behind Singapore
2. For travelers leaving Bintan to catch a flight at Changi Airport
– Please allow 1.5 – 2 hours window period (depending on mode of transport) to reach Changi Airport from departure in Bintan (ferry ride is 55 minutes)
Visitors travelling to Bintan Resorts via Singapore Changi Airport and have a few hours to spare before you board your ferry at Tanah Merah ferry terminal, check out The Haven at Changi Airport Terminal 3, arrival level!
As the only lounge in the public area of the airport, The Haven offers a tranquil environment for transiting travellers to rest and relax before, after or between flights. The Lounge is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Click here to fnd out more of what The Haven has got to offer! http://www.thehaven.com.sg/
Bintan island is in the same time zone as Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, at GMT +7 hours.
Bintan island is one hour behind Singapore time.
Bahasa Indonesia is the national language of Indonesia. Simple English is widely used throughout Bintan Resorts.
220 volts AC
Daytime temperatures are generally high in this tropical region, which allows for plenty of unforgettable fun in the sun. Humidity levels are also high, so loose cotton and natural fibres are highly recommended.
Tipping is not necessary in Bintan as a 10% service charge and 11% government tax may have been added to your bills at the hotels and restaurants. You need not tip beyond the service charge.
However, if you have received very good service, a small tip is always appreciated.
A good sun protection, sunglasses, caps/hats and insect repellent are essential. Should you forget any of these, you can purchase them at Bintan Resorts.
Your International Passport should be valid for at least six months from the date of arrival. Do bring along proof of onward or return passage.
Duty-free concessions include a maximum of two litres of alcoholic beverages, 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100gm tobacco and a reasonable amount of perfume.
Photographic equipment, recording equipment and computers must be declared at customs upon entry. Television and radio sets, drugs, arms and ammunition, printed matter in Chinese characters, Chinese medicines, trans-receivers (without advance approval), all uncensored movies and video cassettes, fresh fruits, plants and animals without quarantine permits are prohibited.
Bintan Resorts has modern telecommunication facilities, including IDD, facsimile/data lines and card-operated payphones. Local calls can be made with phone cards. Internet connectivity is available at most Bintan Resorts hotels.
Guests may purchase local (Indonesia) postage stamps from the hotels, and hotel staff will send the mail from a local post office for you. Guests may also purchase Singapore stamps, and the staff will arrange for the mail to be posted from Singapore.
Tap water from all Bintan Resorts hotels meets World Health Organization standards for potable water. This means it is safe to drink water straight from the taps at Bintan Resorts.
Medical needs are catered for by an on-site clinic, with doctors on call 24 hours a day, and supported by a highly efficient emergency evacuation system.
Crisis centre (24-hour)
Tel: (62) 770 691-010
Medical clinic (24-hour)
Tel: (62) 770 692-021 / 692-022
Fire department (24-hour)
Tel: (62) 770 691-911
Resort police (24-hour)
Tel: (62) 770 692-110
The currency of Indonesia is the Indonesian Rupiah (Rp).
Most hotels accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit card payments. Should you be heading down south to other areas in Bintan island for sightseeing or shopping, it is advisable to have ready notes and coins in Indonesian Rupiah.
There are 2 banks located in Pujasera with ATM facility, Mandiri Bank and Bank Internasional Indonesia. There is also an ATM along the Ruko (just next to Pujasera) Shophouse operated by Bank Central Asia.
Money changers are also available at Bandar Bentan Telani (BBT) Ferry Terminal, Plaza Lagoi, and at some resorts such as Nirwana Gardens and Bintan Lagoon Resort.