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Top 8 attractions to explore in Riau Islands

Comprises of 1,796 islands lying between the Malacca Strait, the Karimata Strait and the South China Sea. The province is located on one of the world's busiest shipping lanes, sharing water borders with Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

Attractions in Riau Islands

Bintan Blue LakeBusung, Seri Kuala Lobam, Bintan Regency, Riau Islands 29152, Indonesia

A desert-like white sand dune with a beautiful blue lake. Although seems to be naturally made, the sand dunes are the result of sand mining.

Galang IslandGalang Island, Galang, Batam City, Riau Islands, Indonesia

Galang is an island of 80 km2 located 25 mi  southeast of Batam, belonging to a group of three islands called Barelang. Part of the Riau Archipelago, Indonesia, Galang is located just south of Batam and Rempang which themselves are just south of Singapore and Johor. The nearest city to Galang is Tanjung Pinang on Bintan, about a 30-minute boat ride away. The island is connected by the Barelang Bridge to Rempang and Batam.

Jembatan BarelangJl. Trans Barelang, Galang, Kepulauan Riau 29481, Indonesia

The Barelang Bridge is a chain of 6 bridges of various types that connect the islands of Batam, Rempang, and Galang, Riau Islands built in 1997. Barelang also refers to the islands themselves, which are all administratively part of the municipality of Batam. The smaller islands of Tonton, Nipah, and Setotok connect Batam and Rempang. The entire Barelang region covers 715 km².

Mesjid Raya Sultan RiauPenyengat, Tanjungpinang City, Tanjung Pinang City, Riau Islands 29114, Indonesia

Masjid Raya Mosque on Penyengat Island is located outside Tanjung Pinang on Bintan island, Indonesia. The mosque was built in 1844 and is today one of Tanjung Pinang's most popular attractions for visitors.

Penyengat IslandPenyengat Island, Penyengat, Tanjungpinang City, Tanjung Pinang City, Riau Islands, Indonesia

Penyengat Island, Pulau Penyengat in Indonesian is an island in Riau Islands Province, Indonesia. It lies just off Bintan Island, close to Tanjung Pinang, the capital of Riau Islands Province. The island has historical significance, dating back to the 18th Century, when it was established as a fort as part of the Sultanate of Johor-Riau by the Bugis. It is one of tourist attractions in Riau Islands.

Ranai MountRanai Mount, Ranai Darat, East Bunguran, Natuna Regency, Riau Islands, Indonesia

This is a beautiful greenish mountain which was located in the heart of Riau island and is very popular among trekkers. The view from the top of the mount is very astonishing and it makes this place very popular. This place is now an upcoming tourist attraction in Indonesia.

Sambu IslandSambu Island, Tanjung Sari, Belakangpadang, Batam City, Riau Islands, Indonesia

Sambu is a minor island in Riau Islands Province of Indonesia. It is located on the north-western side of Batam island. It is now a growing tourist attraction in Riau island.

Trikora Beachtrikora, Kawal, Gn. Kijang, Kabupaten Bintan, Kepulauan Riau 29151, Indonesia

A popular hang-out for local visitors from Tanjung Pinang as well as foreign backpackers. Since then, the backpacker scene has largely given way to larger developments and other tourist destinations that have popped up along the east coast. This beach is now getting popular among tourists and it was developing by introducing so may water rides and more.

Map of attractions in Riau Islands