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Tanjung Pinang Wet Markets

3 May 2018

The traditional wet markets of the bustling city of Tanjung Pinang are treasure troves waiting to be discovered. Take in the sights and smells as you maneuver the newer Pasar Baru I with stalls selling an amazing variety of meats, fresh vegetables, and vibrant tropical fruits stacked high on wooden carts. You may even spot items out of your usual supermarket buys. Not to worry though; the amicable store owners will gladly provide an introduction. ...

Tanjung Pinang Wet Markets2018-08-08T12:21:24+00:00

Islands of the Kings

16 August 2018

Embark on a journey back to the reign of Kings and Queens who once ruled the islands of the Riau Kingdom; stretching from what is now part of Indonesia, to Singapore and beyond to southern Malaysia. Admire the dense verdure on the slopes of the island's highest peak as you cruise pass Gunung Bintan. You will soon reach the jetty at Tanjung Pinang, the biggest town and capital of Bintan Island for a pompong (small ...

Islands of the Kings2019-05-21T09:33:57+00:00

Sederhana Masakan Padang

3 May 2018

Visit the trusted brand of Sederhana Masakan Padang to taste one of the must-eats in Indonesia—Nasi Padang! Nasi Padang here can be served in authentic ‘hidang’ style where dishes are laid out in a colourful spread; customers pay only for dishes they eat from. With an array of flavourful dishes including Rendang Daging, Asam Padeh and Dendeng Balado, your taste buds will definitely be satisfied!   Sederhana Masakan Padang is an established and accessible Padang ...

Sederhana Masakan Padang2018-08-08T15:38:09+00:00

Gods & Dragons

16 August 2018

Look out for the 340 metres tall Gunung Bintan, the island's highest icon set amongst lush greenery enroute to the first location of the tour. The quest to witness the perfect co-existence of Gods and Dragons begins as you step into a setting that could very well be in Mainland China at Vihara Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva (500 Lohan Temple). Featuring magnificient structures and unique stone statures of over 500 arhats, the site is a hidden gem ...

Gods & Dragons2019-05-21T09:26:43+00:00

Tanjung Pinang Traditional Market

3 May 2018

After exploring the Tanjung Pinang Wet Markets, continue down the busy lanes of Jalan Pasar Ikan (Fish Market Street) and Jalan Plantar II (2nd Platform Street). Take heed of the locals on trishaws transporting cargo from the nearby jetty; this is where most of the commerce and trading action of Tanjung Pinang takes place.   There may not be lavish shopping malls lined up but shopping is best when haggling is allowed. Get your Indonesian ...

Tanjung Pinang Traditional Market2018-10-03T11:16:40+00:00