VTL by sea: Bintan beckons for quick getaway amid pandemic

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Before the pandemic, Bintan was the ideal location for a spontaneous getaway. Now, it is opening up again but it requires some extra steps to get there.
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SINGAPORE - My recent trip to Bintan, Indonesia, raises a vexed question: Is a short holiday worth it, however desperately I want to travel, after two years of border closures?

Longer vacations have the consolation of more time spent in possibly mask-free exotic locales. But time is of the essence for a weekend getaway.

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