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Gong Xi Fa Cai CNY 2022

Wishing you good health and good luck in the new year.

From the Bawah Reserve Team.

 

 

 

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How to get to Bawah Reserve

Seaplane over tropical islands, How to get to Bawah Reserve Indonesia

Getting to Bawah Reserve couldn't be easier. 

Whilst Singapore is the start of the journey for many of our Bawah Reserve guests, there is always an option to travel via Jakarta, Bali, or other destinations in Indonesia. 

If you are coming via Singapore we handle the travel details for you as part of your transport fee.

We organise the arrangements and escort you along the journey.  How to get to Bawah Reserve; Here is how the journey works from Singapore:

 

 Journey infographic - How to get to Bawah Reserve, Indonesia

 

If you do choose to come to Bawah via Jakarta/other parts of Indonesia, this option involves you booking your own flight from Jakarta (or elsewhere) to Batam Hang Nadim Airport (BTH) - where we will meet you and escort you for the rest of your journey on the 80-minute amphibious plane flight to Bawah Reserve.

 

Journey to Bawah Reserve Escorted from Singapore

 

How to get to Bawah Reserve from Singapore 

A driver from our preferred, outsourced car service will pick you up in Singapore at a pre-arranged location; this can be a hotel, a private home, or straight from an incoming flight at Singapore Changi Airport. The driver will take you to Singapore’s Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, where a Bawah Reserve travel host will be waiting to greet and accompany you on a short ferry ride to Batam, Indonesia. From there, it’s a 10-minute drive to Hang Nadim International Airport, where you board our amphibious plane for a gloriously scenic 80-minute flight to Bawah Reserve.

Most trips from Singapore start around 7 am; this ensures you arrive at Bawah in time for a leisurely lunch. 

On the return to Singapore, travellers will arrive back in Singapore around 16:45pm. This can vary so please confirm with our reservations team before booking flights into and out of Singapore.

 

How to get to Bawah Reserve from Jakarta/Indonesia 

Firstly you will need to book your own flight on one of the many carriers that operate the Jakarta - Batam route - It's a 1hr 45 min flight.  If you want to travel the same day to Bawah you will need to arrive at Batam by 8:00 am - currently, Lion Air has a daily direct flight at 5:25 am arriving at 7:00 am which is ideal. 

You may opt instead to spend one night in Batam and we will collect you via private car from your hotel at 8:00 am the next morning. 

For your return - we leave Bawah at 1:30pm and arrive in Batam Hang Nadim around 2:50/3pm -  So you could plan your return flight to Jakarta from 4 pm onwards. There is a daily lion Air flight at 5pm.

 

Where is Bawah Reserve?

Bawah Reserve is in Northern Indonesia - Bawah means “below” in Bahasa Indonesian, a moniker chosen to fit our resort’s position as the most southern island of the Anambas region the very bottom of the Anambas Island archipelago.

 

Where is Bawah Reserve map

 

Part of the larger Riau Island province, the Anambas Islands are a small chain of islands located between peninsular Malaysia and the island of Borneo – roughly 300 kilometers from Singapore.   The area comprises around 250 islands, of which only 10% are inhabited by some 50,000 people.

Terempa, the administrative capital, is located a few hours by boat from the Reserve. 

 

The Anambas

Despite the potential for coastal tourism, the Anambas Islands remain largely undeveloped.
Perhaps due to its remote location, the region hasn’t been as deeply explored as other parts of Indonesia. Historically, little has been written about the Islands. The first known record was
an account in the 1820s by Hyacinthe Yves Philippe Potentien, baron de Bougainville, a
French naval officer and son of the legendary French admiral and explorer. He was the first
European to explore the Anambas Islands, and his logbook, recounted in The Greatest Works
of Jules Verne, described an area with shallow soil and mountains separated by ravines but
without a freshwater source.

 

Greatest Works Jules Verne

 

Though the region was on a shipping trade route between Southeast Asia and China,
Bougainville’s written description of land inhospitable to agriculture may be the reason why the Anambas Islands is what it is today – a remote isle outpost, rarely visited by tourists, with beautiful, verdant mountains surrounded by clear waters and vibrant untouched reefs.

 

aerial Bawah Reserve 6 islands.

 

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Gong Xi Fa Cai CNY 2022

Wishing you good health and good luck in the new year.

From the Bawah Reserve Team.

 

 

 

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