Bintan Resort Ferries Pte Ltd began operations in 1994 from then World Trade Centreand shifted to Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal in late August 1995, providing ferries to Bintan.
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Emerald class worth the money
I took this ferry when I went to Bintan in my last trip. I bought the Emerald class tickets and was glad that I did so. Paying the extra was well worth it. First of all, I was able to join a shorter queue for boarding and I was among the first to board the ferry. My seats were at the second level of the ferry and the seats were very comfortable. There was also a small bar counter on the ferry where I can get a free drink.
Another privilege was that I got to clear immigration faster and collect my luggage sooner. I remembered I checked in my luggage just like taking a plane and my luggage was already waiting for me when I cleared immigration.
The best part was the return trip. There was a lounge at Bintan ferry station for Emerald class passengers. If I remembered correctly, there was also free drinks there. I was thankful I did not need to queue like the Economy class passengers while waiting for the ferry. Returning from a holiday was tiring enough without having to stand in a queue to wait for your ferry.
Arm yourselves for a noisy boat ride
Bintan Resort Ferries has a polite, well-trained ferry crew that welcomes every passenger onboard the ferry with a smile, and ready assistance if needed. Singapore's waters are very choppy and can induce nausea, so I would recommend taking a seat near the back of the boat where it is most stable.
There are normally many families with young children on the ferry on the weekends, so the atmosphere can get a little noisy and rowdy, disturbing the peace of the journey. Luckily, the ferry trip is only about an hour, so it is tolerable, especially when armed with earphones and an iPod.