PLACES OF INTEREST
Tanjung Pinang, the largest port town in the Riau Archipelago, is located in a lee near the south of Bintan. It is a town not just steeped in Indonesian culture and traditions, but also offers an exotic mix of the old and the new.
Hugging the town foreshore are quaint villages of traditional wooden houses standing on stilts over the water. Just beyond the waterfront is the busy town itself, where motorcyles ply the streets and long rows of shops offer a wide variety of products.
The huge wet market that is usually teeming with people is definitely worth a visit. It is a true bargains galore for almost everything especially fresh seafood.