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How to get to Bawah Reserve

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We are often asked "How to get to Bawah Reserve?" Getting to Bawah Reserve couldn't be easier; once you reach Singapore, we handle the details for you.


We organise all travel arrangements and escort you every step of the way. Here is how it
works:  Journey to Bawah Reserve

 

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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.

 

What time do guests leave Singapore?

Most trips from Singapore start around 7am; this ensures you arrive at Bawah in time for a
leisurely lunch. Similarly, most travellers will return to Singapore around 16:45pm. This can vary so please confirm with our reservations team before booking flights into and out of Singapore.

 

Where is Bawah Reserve?

Bawah Reserve is in Indonesia - fast becoming the new top travel destination, Indonesia was recently voted the number one country in the world to visit by the readers of CNTraveler:Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards 2019.

 

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Bawah is situated in the lesser known Anambas - 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. Bawah means “below” in Bahasa Indonesian, a moniker chosen to fit our resort’s position at the bottom of the Anambas Island archipelago.

 

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 fresh water source.

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Though the region was on a shipping trade route between Southeast Asia and China,
Bougainville’s written description of a 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.

 

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