I have never experience true hospitality from the heart before until I visited this area of Indonesia. This is a place where I would go back for more great hospitality. The locals are extremely friendly and they are very willing to help one another.
Pekanbaru, the capital of Riau Province, is one of the future towns in Sumatera. It sits in the busiest business lane in South-East Asia. Geographically it is only one-hour flight from Singapore, ninety-minute flight from Kuala Lumpur and 30-minute flight from Medan. It is a promising trading hub in the future.
Pekanbaru is also the center of many foreign-invested companies in Riau such as PT Caltex Pacific Indonesia, the biggest oil company in Indonesia, or PT Indah Kuat Pulp and Paper, pulp and paper factory.
Pekanbaru is growing faster as the Riau is declared as SIJORI (Singapore, Johor and Riau) Region. It is, indeed, a business city with people from many parts of Sumatra and Java and some ASEAN countries come to work, to do business.