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3 Islands to explore in Riau Islands

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.

Galang Island
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.

Penyengat Island
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.

Sambu Island
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.

Map of Islands to explore in Riau Islands