Galang Island - Things to Know Before Visiting
Galang Island, Galang, Batam City, Riau Islands, Indonesia
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About Galang Island
Galang is an island of 80 km2 located 25 mi southeast of Batam, belonging to a group of three islands called Barelang. Part of the Riau Archipelago, Indonesia, Galang is located just south of Batam and Rempang which themselves are just south of Singapore and Johor. The nearest city to Galang is Tanjung Pinang on Bintan, about a 30-minute boat ride away. The island is connected by the Barelang Bridge to Rempang and Batam.
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The Barelang Bridge is a chain of 6 bridges of various types that connect the islands of Batam, Rempang, and Galang, Riau Islands built in 1997. Barelang also refers to the islands themselves, which are all administratively part of the municipality of Batam. The smaller islands of Tonton, Nipah, and Setotok connect Batam and Rempang. The entire Barelang region covers 715 km².
Penyengat Island, Pulau Penyengat in Indonesian is an island in Riau Islands Province, Indonesia. It lies just off Bintan Island, close to Tanjung Pinang, the capital of Riau Islands Province. The island has historical significance, dating back to the 18th Century, when it was established as a fort as part of the Sultanate of Johor-Riau by the Bugis. It is one of tourist attractions in Riau Islands.
Masjid Raya Mosque on Penyengat Island is located outside Tanjung Pinang on Bintan island, Indonesia. The mosque was built in 1844 and is today one of Tanjung Pinang's most popular attractions for visitors.
A desert-like white sand dune with a beautiful blue lake. Although seems to be naturally made, the sand dunes are the result of sand mining.
Sambu is a minor island in Riau Islands Province of Indonesia. It is located on the north-western side of Batam island. It is now a growing tourist attraction in Riau island.
A popular hang-out for local visitors from Tanjung Pinang as well as foreign backpackers. Since then, the backpacker scene has largely given way to larger developments and other tourist destinations that have popped up along the east coast. This beach is now getting popular among tourists and it was developing by introducing so may water rides and more.
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Comprises of 1,796 islands lying between the Malacca Strait, the Karimata Strait and the South China Sea. The province is located on one of the world's busiest shipping lanes, sharing water borders with Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam.