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Nirup Island in Riau Province

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Nirup Island is located in the southwest of Batam Island in Riau Province. In some areas of the coastal area, mangrove forests grow quite densely, and some areas are also grown with dense tropical trees that become the habitats for wildlife, such as monkeys, lizards and sea birds. Nirup Island also has a fairly long coastline with natural sand, making this island very appropriate to carry out various beach sports activities, such as beach volleyball and beach soccer. With such island topography, visitors can camp and spend the night on this island. If they want to do snorkeling, Nirup Island can also be a favorite place for them. Coral reefs grow well here and so do the marine habitats where colorful fish and other marine creatures live. 

Nirup Island is actually located in bay-like waters, where in the northern part it is adjacent to Pucan Island. Because it is flanked by a cluster of islands; the waves and winds that hit the island are relatively calm. So, it doesn't endanger visitors who want to swim or do other activities. From the west part of Nirup Island, they can freely see Pemping Island, which is inhabited by several fishing families.

To go to Nirup Island from Batam City, visitors have to go to the ferry port at Sekupang. From there, they have to take a boat to the Belakang Padang district. The price of boat ticket is around Rp 10,000 per person for one way. From Belakang Padang, they can continue their journey by renting a boat to Nirup Island. The boat rental price can be bargained with the boatman. From Belakang Padang to Nirup, it takes about 20 minutes. Before going to Nirup Island, visitors have to bring their own food supplies, because there are no restaurants on this island. If they want to stay overnight, there are no hotels here, but they can set up tents near the beach. In addition, they also have to bring camping supplies.

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