"Bengkalis - Small Town on the Straits of Melaka" Bengkalis by victorwkf

Bengkalis Travel Guide: 21 reviews and 60 photos

Bengkalis is a small town located on Bengkalis Island off the Straits of Melaka. This island is very close to the Sumatra mainland and forms part of the Riau province of Indonesia.

If you intend to explore the Riau Islands, then this place could be included in your trip. Other places in the Riau Islands worth visiting are Bintan Island, Batam Island (both close to Singapore), Karimun Island, Selatpanjang and Dumai. You could venture south to visit the Lingga Islands which are "off the beaten path".

Hope you will find the information and photographs useful, and perhaps give your comments and ratings. Thanks.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A good experience on island lifestyle in Indonesia
  • Cons:Language problem, basic facilities, off the beaten path
  • In a nutshell:Part of the island adventure in Riau province
  • Last visit to Bengkalis: Feb 2006
  • Intro Updated Apr 8, 2006
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  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2007 at 8:20 AM

    Great page on another less travelled destination. Nice to know there is a Regent, delicious photo of mee soh and not to stay near the noisy birdnest shoplots. Cheers, SL :)

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