Pekanbaru Travel Guide

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Pekanbaru Things to Do

  • Unique Trees

    Its on Kuantan Singingi. when i saw this trees, i'm so wonder why just few and the shape not like other trees...

  • Many Faces

    Its in the market near the kuantan river where the pacu jalur located, soooo many ppl come and see this event....cos this event once a year...

  • On The Way To teluk Kuantan

    it's 8 am in the morning when I was on the way to Teluk Kuantan, the sun rise is sooo beautiful and amazing....

  • Kacang Pukul

    Kacang Pukul is Special snack from Bagansiapi-api, Kacang pukul mean hit peanut, cos it made by hand and hit by simple machine. The taste is delicious... try it and you will like it...

  • Bagansiapi-api

    Bagansiapi-api is the capital city in Rokan Hilir. and the local people like to have evening tea time.... when i came there at the afternoon, they just start to prepare the table, chairs and food stall on the street.... really nice time to have tea, and eat....

  • Rokan Hilir River

    Rokan Hilir River is a big river in Rokan Hilir District, Riau province, And when Full moon, it always have Bono, the big wave, it happend when the river water meet the sea... and the then the big wave (Bono) come..... suck everything he meet in the river.

  • Wild Tiger

    In Rokan Hilir District still have many wild tiger, sometimes the forest department has to catch them and put into the conservation area.

  • Sugar Factory 2

    The brown sugar is eaten best with rice dumpling whereby it is being wrapped around in bamboos. Really delicious!

  • Sugar Factory

    You may also witness how sugar is being made. Just go to a nearby village and you may see plenty of sugar factories. The locals will be glad to show you the way around and allow you to have a taste of sugar juice. Sweetz!


Pekanbaru Hotels

  • Ibis Hotel

    The hotel is located within 15 minutes taxi drive from the airport. Quite away from downtown, and...

  • Grand Elite Hotel

    Jl. Riau, Komplek Riau Bussines Centre, Pekanbaru, 28192, Indonesia

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Aryaduta Hotel Pekanbaru

    Jl. Diponegoro No. 34, Pekanbaru, 28116, Indonesia

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

Pekanbaru Nightlife

  • coco beach restaurant, Langkawi: starry starry stars

    by uwo Written Feb 8, 2009

    Love the setting and colours of the sunset whilst enjoying a cool drink. When the night appears with the twinkling stars shinning on the wide sea... its so romantic.

    Dress Code: Optional, however, dont forget a jacket, cause the wind is blowing and it gets chilly, barefoot to the beach and enjoy the feeling of the water touching your feet.

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Pekanbaru Transportation

  • Dumai Express ferry

    From Pekanbaru I headed to the port by bus and then I caught the boat to Batam Island. The journey was long, practically I was a whole day on the orad, but I enjoyed it.


    The slow boat goes down the Siak River and reaches Batam or Bintam Island where you can catch a fast boat that will get you to Singapore in 45 minutes. The slow boat will take around 36 hours and may stop somewhere in between for a couple of hours. Stock up on food and drinks as the food on the boat leaves much to be desired.

  • Fly Garuda Indonesia

    I take one of Garuda Indonesia morning flight which would take 1 hour 45 minutes from Jakarta Soekarno Hatta International Airport to Pekanbaru Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport, scheduled at 06.00 am from Jakarta and expecting arrive at 07.45 am at Pekanbaru....Garuda is good in service and schedule except if weather not


Pekanbaru Local Customs

  • Traditional Wedding

    963 This is a traditional Riau wedding whereby the couple will dress up and walk through the village and be greeted by chirpy Indonesian music. The couple will also be treated like king and queen for the day. This ceremony may continue for the next few days.

  • True Hospitality

    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.

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Pekanbaru Off The Beaten Path

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    Jungle Trekking

    by traps Written Jun 29, 2003

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    You may also wanna get dirty and head on down to the jungle. 3-hr trek to the Air Mertua Waterfall. A really good experience! Breathtaking waterfall I must say.

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Pekanbaru Favorites

  • Siak Bridge

    under this Siak Bridge, we can find the standhall of sweet corn BBQ. While eat the sweet corn, we can enjoy the river view.

  • Talam Jagung

    when I try this cake, look so small, smell so good.... and when i bite it....mmmm can't control myself to have more and more...:)

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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