Pekanbaru, in Sumatra, is a city of some 700,000 people.
From Pekanbaru, Bandung is 670 miles (1078 kilometers) to the southeast from here and Malacca, Malaysia is about 140 miles (225 kilometers) to the northeast.
To shop for local fashion and buy some souvenirs, visit Pekan Baru Mall and the also-popular Ciputra Seraya Mall. These two are amongst the most popular destinations for avid shoppers who have time to spare in the city.
Whether you are looking to chill out, do a spot of fishing or just enjoy the sunlight shining on the water, the local lake called Pekanbaru Lake is a great place to visit. When the sun is shining this gorgeous location is the perfect location to head to for a little relaxation.
Pekanbaru’s major attractions sometimes overshadow the city’s less renowned, but equally rewarding sights such as the Great Mosque of An-Nur.