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Pulau Bintan (Indonesia)

Pulau Bintan (Indonesia)

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Description

Bintan Island or Negeri Segantang Lada is an island in the Riau archipelago of Indonesia. The capital Tanjung Pinang, lies in the island's south.
Bintan, is the largest among the 3200 islands of Riau Archipelago and is located 10 km E of the Batam Island.

Bintan is very close to the Equator.

Numerous islands and dangers extend for a distance of 20 miles off the E coast of Pulau Bintan.

Vessels making the passage between Selat Bangka and Singapore Strait should generally pass outside, or to the E, of the whole of these islands and dangers. The whole coast and the islands off it are, as a rule, fringed by coral.

24/02/2012
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Selat Riau (Riouw Strait) Indonesia)

The route from Selat Bangka to Singapore, E of Pulau Lingga and through Selat Riau is the one commonly used by vessels proceeding either way between Selat Sunda (Soenda Strait) and Singapore.
The route is safe, sheltered, and easily navigable, with lights and beacons on many of ...
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Selat Riau E side (Indonesia)

Transiting Selat Riau from S presents few difficulties.
The normal care and prudence required in narrow waters should suffice in the fairway. Some difficulty has at times been experienced by strangers in recognizing the entrance to Selat Riau on account of the numerous islands ...
26 Feb 12

Pulau Merapas - Mapor - Sentut (Indonesia)

Pulau Merapas is the outer and E island off the E side of Pulau Bintan. It is 63m high, covered with trees, and steep-to 0.3 mile offshore.
Pulau Mapor (Pulau Mapur) lies with its S extremity about 10 miles N of Pulau Beruan. A prominent 107m high hill stands on the NW point of ...
11 Feb 12

Pulau Gin Br - Gin Kl - Numbing (Indonesia)

Pulau Gin Besar, Pulau Gin-kecil, and Pulau Numbing are three islands, which together are about 5 miles in extent, lying from 8 to 13 miles SE of Gunung Kau, and separated from each other by narrow channels; the channel along the S side of Pulau Gin Besar has depths of 6.9 to 15.5m ...
11 Feb 12

Pulau teroti - Rusah - Beruan (Indonesia)

Pulau Teroti, the S of a cluster of islets lying to the SE of Pulau Numbing, is 34m high and 2.25 miles SE of Pulau Numbing.
Pulau Rusah, composed of two rocks on a small drying reef, lies about 2 miles W of Pulau Teroti, and there are several rocks above and below-water between ...
11 Feb 12

Pulau Telan (Indonesia)

Pulau Telan (Telang), the SW point of which forms the SE limit of Selat Riau, is irregularly shaped and nearly 5 miles long, NE and SW, and about 1 mile wide.
It is divided into two parts and may be identified by a square hillock on its S end, 63m high, which, with a sharper peak ...
26 Feb 12

Merodong group (Indonesia)

The Merodong group of islands lie to the W of Pulau Mesanak, between it and the Temiang group. The former group comprises six islands, separated by channels unsuitable for navigation and there is no reason in venturing among them or between them and Pulau Mesanak.
Merodong, the ...
10 Feb 12

Pulau Mesanak (Indonesia)

Pulau Mesanak, located 7 miles N of the N end of Pulau Sebangka, has the form of an elbow, of which the long arm extends 4.5 miles in a N and S direction, and the short arm 3 miles E and W. Ridges of hills extend the whole length of both arms, the highest point, 107m high, being where ...
11 Feb 12

Pulau Karas Besar and Karas Kecil (Indonesia)

Pulau Karas Br, lying about 4 miles N of Korek Rapat, is 3.5 miles long and about 0.7 mile wide; it is hilly, with a flat summit, wooded, and has a reef encircling it extending in places for a distance of 0.25 mile.Pulau Karas-Ketjil (Karas-Kecil), an island marking the SW end of ...
14 Feb 12

Selanga Islets and Alor Islands (Indonesia)

The Selanga Islets, three in number, lying on the SE of Selat Pengelap, are small but elevated and conspicuous; the S islet is 35m high. With an opposing wind and current, a troublesome sea may arise in this area.The Pangelap group of islands separates Selat Pangelap from Selat Abang. ...
29 Feb 12

Pulau Dompak Basin and Sekaptap (Indonesia)

Pulau Dompak, 4 miles long and about 2 miles wide, is separated from the W coast of Pulau Bintan by Selat Dompak (Dompak Strait), a narrow channel only available to boats.The land in the vicinity of the channel is quite hilly and surrounded with tall trees, as opposed to low land ...
17 Feb 12

Pulau Pelanduk Subang Mas and Airradja (Indonesia)

Pulau Pelanduk Subang Mas lies about 2 miles NW of Pulau Cemara.Pulau Airradja (Airaja), lies close N and is separated by a narrow drying channel at LW. It is the northernmost of the islands lying between Pulau Cemara and the E entrance of Selat Bulan.Both these islands are hilly ...
15 Feb 12
Local Area

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Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering about 20% of the Earth's water surface. It is bounded on the north by Asia (including the Indian subcontinent, after which it is named); on the west by Africa; on the east by Indochina, the Sunda Islands, ...
6 Apr 12

Pulau Garang and Pulau Galang Baru (Indonesia)

Pulau Galang and Pulau Galang Baru (Galang Baroe), S of it, both hilly and thickly wooded, are separated by Selat Penjabung. On the E side of these islands are numerous islands and reefs terminating E in Pulau Karas-besar.
11 Feb 12

Pulau Mesanak (Indonesia)

Pulau Mesanak, located 7 miles N of the N end of Pulau Sebangka, has the form of an elbow, of which the long arm extends 4.5 miles in a N and S direction, and the short arm 3 miles E and W. Ridges of hills extend the whole length of both arms, the highest point, 107m high, being where ...
11 Feb 12

Pulau Nyamok (Indonesia)

Pulau Nyamok (Njamok), 56m high, and lying about 2 miles SE of the S end of Pulau Mesanak, is surrounded by a reef which extends about 1 mile NE, with drying rocks, and is generally breaking.
In the channel between Pulau Nyamok and Pulau Mesanak, there is a sandy islet with some ...
10 Feb 12
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