All those unaccomplished new year’s resolutions may have left you a bit scattered and pressured lately. But maybe, all you need now is just a little disconnection from the hustles of your everyday routine and find time to reconnect with your inner self. How about scrape off your weekend schedule and have a deep dive to these enchanting realms?
Southern Riau’s underwater nooks
Perhaps, the dash of isolation is what gives Southern Riau it’s charisma. Perhaps, it is the island’s uncrowded corners or the warm, welcoming islanders. Perhaps, it is the cerulean waters, the waves crashing the boulder-studded shore, or the mystical coral landscapes swarmed with colorful species of fish. Perhaps, the only way to know for sure is to experience it yourself. Explore Riau’s magical underwater nooks — perhaps, that’s where you’ll find the connection you’re looking for.
Anambas’ ecstatic sunken paradise
Anambas is the sanctuary for the sunken Igara ship, which now holds as a playground for various species of fish. Dolphins and whale sharks are also occasionally sighted around its waters. Let the negative energies in your body wander away as you go deeper into Anambas’ ecstatic underwater nirvana.
Tioman Islands’ unsullied territories
Tioman Islands is known for its wildly beautiful beaches and unadulterated tropical rainforests — a home to butterflies, lizards and monkeys — but what really defines this nature reserve island is its glorious underwater. Tioman’s dive sites are rich with corals, sea fans, sea sponges and shipwrecks. Sea turtles are also a common sight — the east coast of the island holds the Juara Turtle Project, a hatchery that protects and studies sea turtles.