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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

Vihara Avalokitesvara Graha

24 September 2018

Marvel at one of the tallest statues of the Goddess of Mercy in Southeast Asia at Vihara Avalokitesvara Graha (also commonly known as Guan Yin Temple), situated a short drive away from the main town hub of Tanjung Pinang. This grand and majestic brass statue is 18.8m tall and coated in 22 carat gold, and attracts visitors from the region and around the world.   Explore the grounds of the temple and find intricate motifs ...

Vihara Avalokitesvara Graha2018-10-03T11:08:18+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

Vihara Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva (500 Lohan Temple)

24 September 2018

Also known as the 500 Lohan Temple, Vihara Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva is one of Bintan's best hidden treasures. Located in Kijang (South Bintan), the premise is just a short drive away from the main bustling scene of Tanjung Pinang. Step into the temple grounds and be transported into surreal settings of towering structures and the highlight—more than 500 life-sized (Lohan/arhat) stone statues with intricate physique and facial expressions, each one unique and different from the next. ...

Vihara Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva (500 Lohan Temple)2018-09-24T18:25:41+00:00

Tanjung Pinang City Center

3 May 2018

Tanjung Pinang City Center is the newest and biggest shopping mall in the town of Tanjung Pinang. The mall houses myraid food and beverage, fashion, accessories, gadgets and entertainment tenants to provide an integrated shopping experience. Opened in 2016, it has three levels of retail shops including the Matahari departmental store and a basement where the supermarket (Hypermart) is located. One of the must-buys of Indonesia—Kueh Lapis can be found here. The mall is especially ...

Tanjung Pinang City Center2018-08-15T15:29:51+00:00