Sports Tourism in North West

Bintan's land area is 2, 402.2 square kilometres (927.53sq mi) ( total area is 80, 057) square kilometres (23, 188) sq mi) including 96% sea area). It is administrative region is designated the Bintan Island Regency, one of the six administrative regions of the Riau Island province. The city of Tanjungpinang is an autonomous area within the Bintan Island. Bintan's history is traced to the dearly 3rd century. The island flourished as a trading post on the route between China and India, and over the centuries it came under the control of the Chinese, the British, and the the Dutch when it was declared part of the Dutch East Indies through-Dutch treatty of 1824.

In the 12th century, the Bintan island in the strait of Malacca was known as the "Pirate Island" since the Malay Pirates use to loot trading ships sailing in these waters.


Singapore, the closest major city, is a 45-50 minute trip by motorized catamaran across the Singapore strait from Bintan Resort area in the northwest of the island. The island has beach with beach-front international hotels and resorts: the most prominent of these Singapore. the closest major city, is a 45-50 minute trip by motorized catamaran across the Singapore strait from Bintan Resort area in the northwest of the island. The island has beaches with beach-front international hotels and resorts; the most prominent of the beaches is the Bintan Resorts set over an area of 300 hectares (740 acres) of tropical environment. The archipelago of the Riau Islands is right opposite to this resort across the South China Sea. Indonesi is promoting Bintan as the next best tourist destination after Bali.

Croatia bans pissing in the sea

2005-05-17 07:43:16 by Homers_DOHnut

Croatian Fired for 'Nazi Tourism' Laws Mon May 16, 6:37 PM ET
ZAGREB, Croatia - A Croatian deputy minister who proposed prosecuting wearers of indecent swimwear and bathers who relieve themselves in the sea was fired on Monday, her boss said.
And other proposals to ban revealing swim suits, swimming while drunk and eating on the beach have also been canned, said Croatian Education and Sports Minister Dragan Primorac.
The regulation, dubbed "Nazi tourism" by a Zagreb newspaper on Sunday, had been signed by the minister and was due to come into force on Wednesday

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