Try not to miss this kind of food when you traveling to Bintan, especially for seafood enthusiast. Locals call it “bulu” shells. This kind of shells in other places, it has medium size, approximately 2.5 cm to 3 cm in diameter. The different is only on it skin surface which is mostly come in black hairy color.
A Cuttlefish Otak-otak
This typical food is very famous and much be looking for by tourists visiting the Bintan. If in elsewhere the “otak-otak” has a rough texture compare to the fish “otak-otak“. If eaten, feels elastic on the tongue but certainly delicious and tasty.
A fish Otak-otak
A fish otak-otak is very easy to find in Bintan. Almost every tourist area in Bintan has a special shop that sells these distinctive food. In fact, in many locations, the fish otak-otak sold outside of tourist areas such as markets, harbor or at a crowded places.
The fermented cassava may be found everywhere in Indonesia. But the fermented cassava “made in” Bintan is classified as having a distinctive packaging. The tapai is wrapped in leaves of forest trees strung with palm leaves. It was sweet and the texture is smooth.
Souvenir Shops at BBT Ferry Terminal
In Bintan, this souvenir center located at BBT Ferry Terminal is quite famous. Its position, precisely along the right and left of the entrance of the ferry terminal. Very easy to grasp, because it is always crossed by the visitors in and out of the harbor area.
Pasar Oleh Oleh
The Pasar Oleh Oleh is a central of souvenir shops owned by Bintan Resort, Lagoi. Its position is approximately one kilometer from the Bandar Bentan Telani (BBT) Ferry Terminal or ten minutes away by motorcycle or four wheel drive vehicles.
A Woven Pandanus
Looking for miscellaneous handicraft of woven pandanus, its very easy to find in Bintan. Its from varies from mats, bags, hats, placemats, napkins, coasters, trash, archive boxes, pencil boxes, etc.