3 Islands 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.
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, 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.