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"Pulau Sinkep - Southern-Most Lingga Island" Pulau Singkep by victorwkf

Pulau Singkep Travel Guide: 33 reviews and 155 photos

Pulau Singkep (Singkep Island) is one of the main islands of the Lingga Archipelago (please see my VT Pulau Lingga page), and it is the southern-most of the Lingga Islands. The main town on this island is called Dabo and I spent 3 days here during March 2007.

Pulau Singkep, being far away from modernisation, is a relaxing, friendly and laid back island with very friendly locals. The island has some good natural attractions such as beaches, traditional architecture, roads which are good for cycling etc.

Let me share with you the information and photos of my trip to this remote and yet beautiful island, which hopefully will be useful to you.

This photos was taken from the ferry jetty at Dabo town (main town of Singkep island). It shows the town during sunset, with the hills of the island at the background.

Dabo is a small town which is easy to move around. The people are friendly but there may be communication problem as they do not speak English. They speak Malay and the Chinese there can also speak Chinese as well as dialets such as Hokkien. This photo is taken at the market place of the town, the main form of transport are motorcycles and bicycles (very few cars on the road).

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful island with true experience of life at Lingga Archipelago
  • Cons:Remote and far away, language problems, hot weather
  • In a nutshell:A place worth experiencing if you have the chance to come
  • Last visit to Pulau Singkep: Mar 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jan 1, 2010 at 2:02 PM

    so...if I want to go to Dabo, I better off ging to Batam instead of Tanjung Pinang? price is $40 round trip or one way? thanx for the info

  • Apr 2, 2009 at 1:48 AM

    Singkep was the 2nd busiest island in Riau Islands after Bintan before the Dutch mining company terminated its contract in about 1983. The beautiful environments on the island and the other major islands (Lingga and Senayang) have so far remained intact.

  • meiyergani's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2008 at 4:25 PM

    Batu berdaun is a wellknown Tale story for children, tell about a mother who spread her milk on the leaf for her daughter before the mother swallowed by a big stone

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2007 at 9:10 PM

    Another less travelled place. Pulau Singkep looks like a pleasant place to getaway from busy cities. SL :)

  • bpacker's Profile Photo
    May 13, 2007 at 7:36 PM

    Vic to confess, I've not heard of this place! Thanks for sharing. Hmm, this ojek thing seems to be pretty common in indonesia.


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