It is located on the banks of the Siak River, which drains into the Strait of Malacca. As a result, Pekanbaru has direct access to the busy strait and was long known as a trading port (the city name is derived from the Indonesian words of 'new market' or 'new town', "pekan" meaning 'market' or 'town', and "baru" meaning 'new'). The city is divided into 12 subdistricts (kecamatan). This city is served by the Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport and Sungai Duku Port that is located by the Siak River. A settlement has existed on the site since the 17th century. In the late 19th century, the city was developed to serve the coffee and coal industries, and the Dutch built roads to help ship goods to Singapore and Malacca.
At ground zero, Indonesians cry foul over inadequate response to fight forest fires CNA PEKANBARU, Riau. Mdm Sri Ruayati posted a note on at the front door of her tiny home sitting at the end of a sm ... .
A total of 21 public health service posts (Puskesmas) in the Riau provincial capital of Pekanbaru are on standby to cater to the needs of haze-inflicted residents. The deteriorating air quality in Pek ... .
State-owned electricity company PT. PLN has provided 39 standby posts in Pekanbaru, Riau province, in order to ensure continuous electricity supply during the 2019 elections to be held on Wednesday, April 17.
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On March 4, Joko Sutopo and Pardiman were working on the wall of a chicken coop in the city of Pekanbaru, Riau, The JakartaPost reported, when they found the boy, who appeared weak and battered. They rushed him to a nearby hospital. According to local police officer M ... ....
A large scorpion was seen crawling out of the overhead lockers on a recent Lion Air flight, causing passengers to flee the aircraft. The sizeable arachnid was caught on camera during an Indonesian domestic flight from Pekanbaru to Jakarta on 14 February. PassengerKarim Taslin posted a snap of the stowaway on Instagram, along with the caption.