Pulau Lingga Travel Guide

Pulau Lingga is the largest island in the Lingga Islands, which are located about 150kms south of Singapore. These are some of the most remote islands around the Riau Archipelago, and are rarely visited by tourists.

The equator runs right through the northern tip of the island, ensuring year-round balmy weather. Lingga Island has a wealth of natural and cultural attractions that are thoroughly underappreciated by the tourism industry. Its beaches are truly sublime and uncrowded, and the locals extremely friendly.

Daik, the main port town on Lingga, is a simple but relaxed place. There is a smattering of guest houses and restaurants as well as a decent museum displaying Malay culture and a palace complex that showcases the history of the Riau royal line.

Natural highlights include rivers to raft, jungle trails to hike, remote beaches accessible only on foot or by mountain bike, and the impressive Mount Daik. There’s some great trekking along the slopes of the mountain, and the views of the Dragon’s Teeth pinnacles are worth the hike alone.

Getting There & Away

Lingga Island isn’t easy to get to. Ferry services arrive at Daik, the main port town on the island. The most convenient way to get to Lingga is by ferry from Singapore to Bintan’s port of Tanjung Pinang, then via another ferry to Daik. The trip takes about 3 to 4 hours.