We did go somewhere interesting like the place where they make songket. I would go there again if I want to buy a few pieces of songket.
Good place for transit after business trip in Riau Province. Many restaurant surrounding with variety food and reasonable price.
Recommended Place for short stay.
It is good area for Transit after having business trip in Riau. Variety of Food in surrounding restaurant.
This area also famoun with Durian Fruit which called King of Fruit, taste very good but smeely. Recommended to try.
whenever travel to Pekanbaru, you must try the local food and spas. there are plenty of Shopping Malls where you can easily kill your time and grab some nice & cheap stuffs.
Pekanbaru is a new growing city. There are many places to see especially the food. Hope you can enjoy Pekanbaru.
not a good place for vacations, just go here for a business reason, nothing interesting in the city because there are nothing here, very not recommended.
Pekanbaru is more for relaxation.those who like entertainment or night club don't waste time to go there.
pekanbaru is city for Riau and its not a big city and not many acctraction in pekanbaru no beach no maountain but it very popular with nitelife
Heavy equipment industry are emerging here. It's like a new city that really progressive for growth. Oh, nice airport anyway.
This is business city with many business activities, and there is still limitations of tourist attraction
Majority of Pekanbaru city population were Minang origin, Malay origin were living outskirt of City. Most of chinese origin control its economy.
when you arrived at Sultan Syarif Qasim II International Airport if your not local here, airport staff that dress in blue would want to push your baggage, its doesn't come free as they expect tipping, make sure you have small change for tipping if not, is alright to push the trolley your self.
for those who are taking the taxi make sure you use the Bluebird taxi which is in light or dark blue color they will use the taxi meter to your destination. from personal experience there are also yellow taxi they usually dont use meter and over charge their customers only take yellow taxi if there are no other choice. yellow taxi fares are hike up about 20% of the actual amount. Just remember to keep some small change for taxi fare, taxi here usually will tell you they dont have change. traveling around in taxi in Pekanbaru is fairy safe as its not a tourism destination in general. Enjoy your travels.
You will found a lot of culture here. It consist Minang, Malays and Chinese origin. All of them are friendly and live peacefully.
Many good food in Pekanbaru and surrounding cities there, especially if you like to enjoy Chinese food.
Pekanbaru is a developing city. There is not much attractions in Pekanbaru since it is a city where bussinesman resides.
Visit the shopping centre such as Mall Pekanbaru, Mall SKA, Mall Ciputra, Citra Plaza, Senapelan Plaza, Sukaramai Plaza
karena perjalanan bisnis jadi dipekanbaru hanya melihat situasi kota tetapi cukup bagus,karena akses sangat mudah,
This is still a developing city with nothing new for the developed city dweller to explore. But it is a good place for food and to relax, as well as a springboard for the other parts of Riau and Jambi.
Visit Pekanbaru in winter season, in summer the weather is hot and there is forest fire issue in summer
This city is poor for attractive tourists area, AFAIK there is only one Waterboom, Mosque, and Art Centre.
Better visit this area at rain season, in summer weather is hot and there is forest fire issue.
Its a small town muslim populated and good security, great place to explore but have to travel to remote areasvia rental of private trasportation.
You should go sightseeing to the city center, the buildings in that place is real landmark of the city.
Nice view that you wont found in any other city.
Pekan Baru is a nice place for those who want to have a relax vacation. This place did not have much tourist attraction,the place that I like the most is Muara Takus, the old buddhist temple which was built during the era of Srivijaya.
The fruit juice is cheap and perfectly nice.Strongly recommend avocado juice.
The weather is quite hot. But there is no traffic. Because Pekanbaru is developing city, it is very for investation there.
Durian is a must during your visit here! You may try the whole fruit or the pancake, ice cream, etc. Beware of the hot-humid temperature.
Some landmarks caught my attention are: The flyovers, Riau Library, Riau Main Stadium
Pekanbaru is a developing city, not yet Kuala Lumpur but better than Alor Setar & Kota Bharu. The city is clean, people are friendly and unlike Jakarta, you feel safe when walking about Pekanbaru.
Transportation is easy to get and cheap. But this city is not YET cater for tourism so you'll have a hard time to get souveniers ( I recommend Pasar Bawah eventhough it's slightly expensive). Not so much attractions if you're looking to rest and relax here. But if you like to shop then yes, it's like shopping in Pasar Siti Khadijah in KB.
Compared to the time I visited this city some four years ago, Pekanbaru now is more developed, with more new buildings all over the city, a good sign of progress.
However, it appears the city has to deal with the usual problems associated with growth, such as traffic congestion, clogged drains and cleanliness.