As the largest city in the Province of Riau, Batam is an industrial boomtown, an emerging transport hub, and part of a free trade zone in the Indonesia–Malaysia–Singapore Growth Triangle. The Port to Paradise In recent years, Batam has emerged as a popular destination for visitors not only from SingaporeContinue Reading

The Natuna islands together with the Anambas archipelago are Indonesia’s outermost northern border islands in the Riau Archipelago, on the west side of the South Chinan Sea. Strategically located between Singapore, the Malaysian Peninsula on one side and East Malaysia on Borneo on the other, the two island-clusters are nowContinue Reading

Pelalawan is a Regency of the Riau Province, currently one of the richest provinces in Indonesia due to its abundance of natural resources, making it the economic hub of the island of Sumatra. Pelalawan spans a variety of geographical conditions: dense forests, expansive plantations, peat bog plains and alluvial rivers.Continue Reading

Pekanbaru is the capital of Riau Province and is the third largest city on the island of Sumatera, after Medan in the North and Palembang in South Sumatra. Lately the Riau province has come into international limelight when UK’s Steve King broke his own world record by surfing up theContinue Reading

The town of Sibolga is the main sea port on the west coast of the province of North Sumatra. Ever since the early centuries AD, Indian and Arab merchants used to sail across the Indian Ocean to Sumatra using this western gateway. The main attraction here then was the highContinue Reading

The booming city of Medan, capital of North Sumatra, is an economic hub and commercial center for the region. This is the largest city in Sumatra Island, whose long been attracting residents from all over Indonesia to come and stay here. Due to these ethnic diversities, Medan is known forContinue Reading

Takengon is a 100 km town from the westernmost edge with population no more than 230,000. Takengon is the capital of Central Aceh district. It sits to offer you a handful of rareness you must see. The food is unique and it’s worth noting. Agro-tourism and activities around the LakeContinue Reading

Its auspicious position on the tip of the westernmost point of the Indonesian archipelago has made the town of Banda Aceh a recognized transit point as well as a hub for education, commerce, and government. As a tourism gateway in the westernmost entrance to Indonesia, you are invited to learnContinue Reading

The picturesque town of Berastagi in the beautiful Karo highlands, is 70 km from Medan on the way to Lake Toba. Situated at an altitude of 1,300 meters, the town has a cool climate, ranging between 17-20 degrees Centigrade, making a refreshing break from the heat of the city. DaysContinue Reading

The lovely little town of Teluk Dalam is an amazing fusion of beautiful scenery, captivating culture, and intriguing history, located on the southern tip of Nias Island, North Sumatra. Teluk Dalam is where surfing aficionados from across the globe and the Indonesian islands flock to try conquer its amazingly thrillingContinue Reading

When it comes to surfing in Indonesia, Lagundri Beach at the Bay of Sorake on Nias Island is simply THE ultimate destination. Nias’ Sorake Bay is an internationally renowned surfing spot, and has become one of surfers’ most exotic wave-searching destinations. Every year, surfers flock from across the globe forContinue Reading

Situated at the entrance way of the Malacca Strait, Weh Island is naturally untouched despite its small size and convenient access. It is another garden often forgotten. Diving in Weh Island is a well established recreational activity. Dive masters and dive instructors are ready to offer a variety of diveContinue Reading

As the largest island in the Riau Island, Bintan is the perfect heavenly getaway for leisure and adventure seekers. Best known for its high-end resorts, world-class golf courses, and magnificent coastal beauty. The Wonders of the Island In recent years, Bintan has also become a world-class Sport-Tourism destination attracting thousandsContinue Reading

Padang is the gateway to the Minang highlands. With the largest port on Sumatra’s West Coast, this is a merchant town attracting ships trading in goods such as rubber, cinnamon, coffee, tee, cement and coal. If you take a stroll down to the old colonial waterfront you’ll see century oldContinue Reading

Introduction Kepri is the short and popular name of Kepulauan Riau, which in English means ‘Riau Islands’ or ‘Riau Archipelago’. It is a chain of over 1,796 islands located in the western part of Indonesia, bordered by Singapore and Malaysia. The capital city of Riau Islands is Tanjung Pinang, andContinue Reading

Payakumbuh is the capital of the Limapuluh Kota Regency. Covering a total area of 80.42 Km squre, it is recognized as the second largest city after Padang in West Sumatra. The town is made up of 3 subdistricts, they are: West Payakumbuh, East Paykumbuh, and North Payakumbuh. Payakumbuh is markedContinue Reading

Many visitors come to Bukittinggi to visit the remarkable Ngarai Sianok Canyon where giant rock cliff faces, rugged trees which grow on top and the dramatic surrounding mountains make this canyon a spellbinding view. Bukittinggi has a refreshingly cool climate due to its elevation – over 900 meters above seaContinue Reading

The second largest city in Sumatra after Medan, is the city of Palembang, the capital of South Sumatra Province which was once the celebrated seat of the rich and powerful Sriwijaya empire that for three centuries – from the 9th to the 11th century – reigned supreme over the SumatraContinue Reading

Located on the eastern coast of Bangka Island, Pangkalpinang is the island’s largest city and capital of the Province of Bangka-Belitung Islands. Aside from its role as the center of the provincial government, economic, and commercial activities, Pangkalpinang serves as gateway for visitors who wish to explore the enchanting beautyContinue Reading

Bengkulu Province is easily accessible by land, air and sea transportation. You can catch regular buses directly from Medan, Padang or Jakarta. Flight arrives there times a day. Domestic ships from Jakarta, Padang and Medan stop by in Baai Harbor, Bengkulu. Like other provinces in Indonesia, Bengkulu has its ownContinue Reading

Rocky coral reefs circle the entire circumference of the island, protecting it from erosion. Several species of coral make up these formations and even more marine ecosystems are supported within this reef. This small island is habitat to many species of birds, while its sandy, white coastline is nesting groundContinue Reading