Pekanbaru is the capital of Riau province. Once, the town was a small village called Payung Sekaki located on Siak riverbank. Because the Senapelan tribe established the village, it was better known as 'Senapelan'. Today, Pekanbaru is a booming oil town with an international airport, which can accommodate foreign tourist entering Indonesia via Singapore or Malacca. About 160 km upstream on Siak river, Pekanbaru, has a number of buildings in the traditional style of the area, among them Balai sang Merdu, Balai Adat and Taman Budaya Riau or Riau Cultural Park.
Under the reign of the fourth Sultan of Siak, Sultan Abdul Jalil Alamuddin Syah (1766-1780), Senapelan was made the central seat of Siak kingdom. During this period, trade developed prosperously, and the idea emerged to establish a 'pekan', a kind of market of which the activities were performed on certain days of the week. After the death of the Sultan, his son, Sultan Muhammad Ali Abdul Jalil Muazzam Syah, who reigned from 1780 to 1782, further pursued the idea. From 1784, the name Senapelan started to be no longer in use, but the city was referred to as Pekanbaru (new trading place) instead.
After being under the reign of Siak Sultanate, Pekanbaru became a Dutch colony, followed then by the Japanese occupation. Today, many monuments still remember these eras and the struggle for independence. In 1959, Pekanbaru was established as the capital of Riau Province, which formerly was Tanjung Pinang.
Luxurious and quiet. Perhaps this is one of the appropriate nicknames for the calm and spacious beauty of Zamrud Lake. The lake which located in conservation area is located in Siak Sri Indrapura Regency, Riau province. Besides having a large surface, this lake also has islands. There are large and small islands. Uniquely, these islands can move. This island is marshland floating above the lake. Big and deep, of course. You can not imagine how deep this lake is. Not only that. On this big island also live thousands of…
This wildlife reserve forest is spread in an area of ??1,332,169 ha and it inhabited by many species of flora and fauna that typical of lowland forest. Its area of mangrove trees decorated corridor through the Kampar River, that made ??it so special among other forests which spread across the island of Sumatra. Kerumutan reserve forest is a conservation area that located in Kerumutan sub-district and spreading across two districts namely Pelalawan and Indragiri Hulu, Riau Province. The forest boundary is the River of Indragiri, Kampar River, the East Coast…
Rimbo Terantang tourism forest is located in Padang Lawas village. This tourism is having marvelous nature tourism between the genuine forest and it has exotic flora. This tourism object is officially becomes the research area for nature phenomenon for both flora and fauna. This type of tourism for this forest is adventurous tourism; the visitors who come to this place are those who seek for adventure need while enjoy the fresh atmosphere, chilling situation and great sightseeing. www.indonesia-tourism.com
Merbau Island Merbau is an Island and a district in the Meranti Islands regency, Riau, Indonesia. The city district is Renak Rungun. Meranti Islands Regency is a result of the expansion area Merbau District, formed on January 26, 2011. Where the Pulau Merbau District is covering the entire island of Pulau Merbau, while Merbau subdictrict covers the entire island of Padang. The island has bordered with Malaka strait in north, west Tebing Tinggi sub district in south, Merbau sub district in west, west Rangsang in east. www.indonesia-tourism.com