"Riau - Not Just Rich With Oil......" Pekanbaru by black_mimi99

Pekanbaru Travel Guide: 31 reviews and 67 photos


Pekanbaru is the capital of Riau province. Located in the Sumatera island along the strait of Malacca. The Siak river split this city, one to the north from Rumbai, to the South the city itself. Siak is the deepest river in Indonesia. Sultan Syarif Qasyim II is the airport that serves flights from and to Pekanbaru.
The province with the highest per capita income in Indonesia. Riau is rich with natural resources, particularly petroleum and natural gas, rubber, and palm oil. The majority of the province are heavily forested lowlands; logging is a major industry in the provincel. And much of Pekanbaru's economy is based on this field. Pekanbaru is a fast growing city in Sumatera, will be a metropolitan city in the future. And not just rich in oil, Riau also rich with forest tourism, conservation, and culture.

Pacu Jalur

Tradition of long boat race, it called Pacu Jalur, in Teluk Kuantan, Kuantan Singingi district, Riau. The participant from all over district in Riau.


Bagansiapi-api is the city in Rokan Hilir District, Riau Province, Sumatera. This city located on the estuary of Rokan Hilir.
Bagansiapi-api is on the eastern coast of Sumatra, some 97 km (60 miles) from Malaysia across the Strait of Malacca.
Baganisiapi-api have the big comunity of ethnic chinese , and the city develop by them. The most income in this city is fish....

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  • Pros:New city but fast growing....
  • Cons:Hot, hot and hot... so just wear shirt...
  • Last visit to Pekanbaru: May 2006
  • Intro Updated Feb 8, 2007
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