Riau Province Things to Do

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Riau Province Things to Do

  • PEKANBARU downtown

    PEKANBARU is the capital of Riau Province with an area of 632.26 km² with a population of 950,571 making it Sumatra's third largest municipality, after Medan and Palembang.Pekanbaru is located by the Siak River, a big river drains to the Strait of Malacca that makes Pekanbaru has direct access to the busy strait and was long known as a trading port...


    All Attendants coming from another region of Indonesia and tourists coming from abroad would enter Riau Province through SULTANSYARIF KASIM II INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT as the entrance gate.

  • General tip - Indonesian Arts & Crafts

    Experience the beautiful Indonesian art. Indonesian art is very beautiful & unique, and it comes in all forms such as batik cloth, wooden carvings, building architecture, handicrafts, artifacts etc. An example will be the Wayang Golek (see left photo) which is the colourful wooden puppets of Western Java.(Information transferred from my previous VT...

  • General tip - Traditional dances

    The traditional dances of Indonesia is part of the cultural heritage and it will be an eye-opener to foreigners.(Information transferred from my previous VT Indonesia page)

  • General tip - Rattan hand-made items

    Indonesia is famous for many items and souvenirs made of the rattan vines. There are many useful hand-made items from rattan which you can purchase at a very cheap price if you walk around the stores of various cities and towns in Indonesia, including Riau province.(Information transferred from my previous VT Indonesia page)

  • General tip - The many islands of...

    As you know, Indonesia has the most number of islands in the world. If you have time, do explore some of these beautiful and tranquil tropical islands with beautiful beaches to get away from the busy city life. One of the charms of South East Asia are the numerous islands which make up this region of the world.(Information transferred from my...

  • Riau tip - Batam Island

    Batam Island (called Pulau Batam in Malay language) is part of the Riau chain of island and it is just about 45 minutes by ferry from Singapore. There are many people who visit Batam Island from Singapore every day, and the ferry service is freely available at the ferry terminal at Singapore's World Trade Centre. Things to do at Batam include...

  • In Tanjung Pinang

    Change your currency before going to Riau. You can do this at the ferry terminal. Do not bring so much cash and extravaganza gadgets. (you know laptops, handphones, mp3) this will lead to aliens stalking you from behind.Find "Batagor". Delicious local food.

  • Zamrud Lake

    Bawah Lake and Pulau Besar Lake founded at Zamrud petroleum exploration fields. It is has wonderful view that very astonishing. Entirely of the lake founded Fauna Reservation that it wide is 2,500 hectares which kind of exotic flora and fauna. Life resources that founded in the lake like red pinang, arwana fish, and balido fish are protected. Kind...

  • The Siak Sultanate’s Park

    This Moorish style palace of Sultan of Siak was built in 1889 by Sultan Syarif Hasyim Abudl Jalil Syarifuddin. It is about 120 km upstream from Pekanbaru on the Siak River.Now, a museum, the palace contains the sultanate’s royal paraphernalia and other items of historical interest. Established during the 16th century, the Siak Seri Inderapura...

  • Penyengat Touring Island

    Penyengat Island wide is only 3.5 km that placed at west side of Tanjungpinang Municipal. Between of Penyengat Island dan Tanjungpinang Municipal founded one strait that wide is 1.5 km that it can pass by boat or motorboat which familiar in local community is called pompong.This island is hills, the sand compositions is sand with pebbles, whereas...

  • Candi Muara Takus

    This Bhuddist stupa is situated near Muara Takus village in Tigabelas Koto district. It was built with red bricks and sand. The temple is believed to be built at around 9th or 10th century AD.

  • Tujuh Pintu Serangkai Cave

    Entire of way from municipal district into Tujuh Pintu Serangkai Cave which estimate interval is 2 kilometers we can enjoying wonderful nature that back grounding by hills and the leafy of trees until front of Tujuh Pintu Serangkai cave door.The cave what we visit is not one but in 10 hectares area founded other cave as Sungai Cawan Cave, Langkuk...

  • Tepian Batu Waterfall

    This waterfall high is 12 meters, which divide into 2 levels. This site has an exotic point with beautiful natural environment and some big stones that piled up with orderly. The high stone wall that planting by leafy plants makes more cool and fresh of air at this area

  • Elephants Training and Taming Center

    At Sebanga-Duri that interval estimate from Pekanbaru City is 139 kilometers founded training and taming center for elephant at Riau Provincial. As one of attractive touring objects at Riau found there is give some, entertain that seeing attraction and demonstration of elephants.As wild animal, elephant can tame at Sebanga School for Elephants. The...

  • Bono Kuala Kampar

    If we use boat further to anchor at once of Kuala Kampar harbors visit of high tide will hear of thundering sound that more clear of sounds. However, don't supposing that sounds are twister, what you hear is Kampar river rumble sound sight like big wave w/ incredible speed. At it season the high of waves are 4 to 6 meters, it really likes horrible...

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Riau Province Hotels

  • Nikoi Island

    A short ferry ride from the main island of Bintan, Nikoi is a small island that caters up to 50...

  • Tempat Senang Resort Spa & Restaurant

    For full write up & photos, please visit my blog:...

  • Ibis Hotel

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

  • Hotel Laguna

    Jln. Bintan No. 51, Tanjungpinang, Indonesia

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

  • Comfort Hotel Dumai

    The hotel was quite old and some of the facilities are worn out. Internet access is quite slow. Good...

  • Loola Adventure Resort

    38 Jalan Pakis, Galang Btanag, South-East Bintan, 1N 103E, Indonesia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • I Hotel

    This is a popular business hotel downtown Nagoya (the main town in Batam Island) which over the...

  • Aryaduta Hotel Pekanbaru

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

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Bintan Agro Resort

    Jl. Raya Kawal km 25, Tuapaya., Tanjungpinang, Indonesia

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