Travel to Pekanbaru
The quiet town of Pekanbaru is the capital of Riau, one of the Indonesia’s richest provinces. Aside from the black gold underneath, its wealth can also be seen above the ground at the Tesso Nilo National Park where you might encounter the rare Sumatran Tiger or White Red Rafflesia. From scenic beaches (Selat Baru and Solop) to beautiful islands (Jemur and Rupat) and the rare tidal bore coveted by surfers near and far (Bono at Kampar River), the region has it all. Savour the delicious cuisine of Riau such as nasi lemak, asam pedas patin and bolu kemojo. Pay a visit to its extensive heritage sites ranging from ancient temples (Muara Takus and Muara Guru) to old palaces (Siak Sri Indrapura, Sayap Pelalawan and Indragiri) that wonderfully make up Pekanbaru's vision to be the Malay cultural centre of Indonesia.