Welcome to Pekan Baru Hotel & Information
Pekan Baru Introduction
The booming oil town of Pekan Baru is a major gateway into Indonesia from Singapore, via Pulau Batam and Pulau Bintan. Most travellers head straight through but it's worth considering a journey break here - it's six hours west to Bukittinggi and another nine or ten hours east to Singapore. Pekanbaru's main street is Jalan Sudirman, which runs north-south from the river through the centre of town to the airport. Most hotels, restaurants and shops are within easy reach of this thoroughfare.
The Pasar Pusat market is a food-trip destination and a household-goods trove as well. Pasar Bawah and Pasar Tengeh in the port area have Chinese goods, including ceramics and carpets.