The island of Bintan in Indonesia’s Riau Islands province, - located a mere hour’s ferry ride across Singapore, - is fast surging as a favorite destination for Sports Tourism, is the choice venue for Bintan Ironman, Bintan Triathlon, racing, cycling, golf competitions and many, many more.
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This September the inaugural edition of the world-class International Bintan Marathon 2018 will take place on Sunday, 9 September 2018, at the Lagoi Bay fringed by swathes of white sand beaches, the location of many deluxe resorts surrounded by forests, mangroves interspersed by amazing golf courses.
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Bintan invites all domestic and international tourists to join in the excitement. Over 2,000 runners are projected to participate, vying for the total cash prize of over SGD8, 000.
Races will be divided into three categories: the Full Marathon (42.195km), the Half Marathon (21Km), a Charity Run (10km), and the 10K Day-trippers run. Those participating in the half and full marathon will be running alongside elite and avid runners from all over the world.
Meanwhile, the 10K charity run is intended as a social campaign aimed at corporations to give back towards community development on Bintan.
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Combining sport and tourism, runners will be taken to discover the enchanting beauty of Bintan through challenging and scenic routes. Approved by the Athletic Association of Indonesia (PASI), the race will start and finish at Plaza Lagoi at Lagoi Bay.
Runners will run the scenic route by the lake, pass beautiful sceneries of the beach, explore the panoramic landscapes of luxurious hotels, and get to know the local culture and landmarks, discover the best food stalls as well as other astonishing sites of the island.
With an early morning start, runners will be presented with Bintan’s spectacular sunrise and the welcoming and refreshing atmosphere of the island.
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Situated on the northern part of the island, Lagoi Bay stretches for about 1,300 hectares and is filled with world-class resorts surrounded by lush green forests and fronted by pristine white sandy beaches. An exquisite retreat for tourists, Lagoi Bay is also perfect for a wide range of adventure and family beach sports activities.
Here, you can find Treasure Bay, a 336 hectares estate in the heart of north Bintan. Here is its highlight, the Crystal Lagoon which covers a vast 6.3 hectares area, touted as the largest processed sea water-body in the whole of South East Asia, which has become the latest favorite playground for tourists.
Here, you can go cable skiing, bungee jumping, play in the floating water park, go sailing, kayaking, and enjoy a wide range of sports.
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If you love glamping, here is the Canopy Eco-Resort that has 41 tent suites occupying some 2 hectares all its own, giving visitors the feel as if living in a country village. Suites are covered with a canopy roof to offer that very outdoor yet homely feeling, where rooms are equipped with full modern amenities.
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Meanwhile, also representing the finest of Bintan Island’s accommodation, the luxurious Sanchaya Resort fronts an ivory-colored beach with stunning views of the open sea. With twenty-one private villas and nine suites, all rooms are filled with hand-picked treasures and fascinating artifacts that reflect the varied cultures of South-east Asia.
These are just a few among Bintan ’s magnificent accommodation scene.
So register Now and Join in this fun Bintan Marathon.
For registration and more information, log on to http://www.bintanmarathon.com/
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