Pekanbaru Tourism

Pekanbaru (Jawi: ڤكنبارو, Chinese: 北干巴鲁; pinyin: Běigānbālǔ), is the capital of Riau, on the island of Sumatra . It has an area of 632.26 km² with a population of 950,571, making it Sumatra's fourth largest municipality, after Medan, Palembang, and Batam, and the 9th-largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung, Medan, Semarang, Makassar, Palembang, and Batam. It is located on the banks of the Siak River, which drains into the Strait of Malacca. As a result, Pekanbaru has direct access to the busy strait and was long known as a trading port (the city name is derived from the Indonesian words for 'new market', "pekan" meaning 'market' and "baru" meaning 'new'). The city is divided into 12 subdistricts (kecamatan). This city is served by the Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport and Sungai Duku Port that is located by the Siak River. A settlement has existed on the site since the 17th century. In the late 19th century, the city was developed to serve the coffee and coal industries, and the Dutch built roads to help ship goods to Singapore and Malacca.

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A place in Indonesia, Pekanbaru is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. A holiday in Pekanbaru can generally be of 1-2 days.

  • Know the pollution level of Pekanbaru before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 20 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 33.33 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 41.67 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Pekanbaru for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Pekanbaru.

    • Burglary and Theft 45 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 20 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 65 (High)
    • Car Stealing 20 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 35 (Low)
    • Attacks 15 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 35 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 95 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 65 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 35 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Pekanbaru is 154.04 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 66.4 (High)
    • Climate Index 60.24 (High)
    • Pollution Index 29.77 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 31.78 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 77.78 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 18.22 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 52.24 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Pekanbaru

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.01 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 20.66 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 43.69 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 28.34 USD

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