Populations of Tanjung Balai :
The populations of Tanjung Balai , Indonesia is 142506 according to GeoNames geographic database.
Latitude, Longitude, and Elevation
Tanjung balai, Indonesia is located at 2.96667 [latitude in decimal degrees], 99.8 [longitude in decimal degrees] at an elevation/altitude of meters. The average elevation of Tanjungbalai, Indonesia is 5 meters.
The time zone id for Tanjung balai is Asia/Jakarta.
Friday, December 31, 2010
GETTING TO INDONESIA - Time Difference: Indonesia is 1 hour behind Singapore.
BY FERRY :
Unless you have plenty of time on your hands and don't mind taking a slow boat to Indonesia, I'd say the best way to get to there is by air.
To get to either Sumatra or Java by ferry, you must first travel to Batam, part of the Riau Islands of Indonesia. From there, there are PELNI ferries to Belawan (port in Medan, Sumatra) and Tanjung Priok (port in Jakarta, Java). PELNI stands for PT Pelayaran Nasional Indonesia, a state-owned sea transportation company. They have a website where you can check schedules and fares.
The ferry ride from Singapore to Batam is about 45 minutes, and the one-way fare costs about S$25. There are several ferry operators, one of which Penguin Ferry Services has been receiving good reviews for their reliability. You can catch their ferries to Batam from World Trade Centre Ferry Terminal in Singapore. For more information, contact their sales counter at (65) 6271 4866.
BY AIR : ( plane )
Check www.airfares.com.sg for airfares for various destinations from Singapore.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
By mikrolet :
By bicycle :
This would be one of the ideal way to explore Karimun. However, yet to find one bicycle renter in the town. However, most of the ferry companies will take your bicycle for a SG$5 fee, so if you are coming from Singapore, just bring one over.