Tanjungpinang

Kepulauan Riau, Indonesia

30°C
5:44 17:49
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Today's forecast

06:00Weather icon at 06:00 for Indonesia27°C
09:00Weather icon at 09:00 for Indonesia30°C
12:00Weather icon at 12:00 for Indonesia31°C
15:00Weather icon at 15:00 for Indonesia30°C
18:00Weather icon at 18:00 for Indonesia29°C
21:00Weather icon at 21:00 for Indonesia28°C

Air conditions

Real Feel

34°C

Wind

2 m/s

Chance of rain

79%

UV Index

6

Chance of snow

0%

Humidity

64%

Visibility

9 km

Pressure

1013 mb.

7-day forecast

Today
Weather icon at 2023-11-12 for IndonesiaPatchy Rain
31°C / 27°C
Mon
Weather icon at 2023-11-13 for IndonesiaPatchy Rain
31°C / 27°C
Tue
Weather icon at 2023-11-14 for IndonesiaModerate rain
30°C / 27°C
Wed
Weather icon at 2023-11-15 for IndonesiaModerate rain
30°C / 27°C
Thu
Weather icon at 2023-11-16 for IndonesiaPatchy Rain
30°C / 27°C
Fri
Weather icon at 2023-11-17 for IndonesiaPatchy Rain
30°C / 27°C
Sat
Weather icon at 2023-11-18 for IndonesiaPatchy Rain
31°C / 27°C

Description

Tanjungpinang is the bustling capital city of the Kepulauan Riau province in Indonesia. It is located on the island of Bintan and is the primary entry point for visitors to this scenic region. The town is a melting pot of cultures and the result is a unique mix of traditional Malay, Chinese and Indonesian influences.

The city has a rich history, with the local Malay royalty playing a significant role in the foundation of the town. Historically, Tanjungpinang was one of the major trading centers in the region, with traders arriving on the island from China, India, and Europe to exchange goods. From 1819 to 1824, Tanjungpinang was part of British Malaya and since 1949 has been a part of Indonesia.

As the largest city in the Riau Islands, Tanjungpinang offers a wide variety of activities and sights to explore for travelers. Visitors can explore the local market and sample traditional Malay dishes, such as the famous Ikan Bakar (Grilled fish) or Otak-otak (Fish Cake). In addition to its tasty cuisine, visitors to Tanjungpinang can enjoy the stunning coastal scenery of the island, including the white sandy beaches and the crystal clear waters of the South China Sea.

Tanjungpinang also offers a glimpse into the history of the region. Visitors can visit the former Dutch colonial fortress, the Senggarang Chinese Village, and the Penyengat Island, which was the center of Malay political power in the 19th century. Many historical buildings in this city have been restored, such as the Raja Haji Fisabilillah mosque, a unique combination of Islamic and Chinese architectural elements.

Besides the rich cultural and historical attractions, there is plenty to do in Tanjungpinang. The island is a famous destination for water sports enthusiasts, including snorkeling, diving, and fishing. Visitors can rent boats or take a traditional fishing boat to explore the nearby islands or relax on one of the many scenic beaches.

Tanjungpinang is also known for its traditional festivals, including the anniversary of the Keraton (Malay royal palace) of Tanjungpinang, and the traditional dragon dance festival. During these lively celebrations, the city comes alive with colorful decorations, street parades, and performances showcasing the traditional arts of the region.

With its blend of history, culture, and scenic beauty, Tanjungpinang is a must-visit for anyone looking to experience the unique charms of the K

7-day forecast

Today
Weather icon at 2023-11-12 for IndonesiaPatchy Rain
31°C / 27°C
Mon
Weather icon at 2023-11-13 for IndonesiaPatchy Rain
31°C / 27°C
Tue
Weather icon at 2023-11-14 for IndonesiaModerate rain
30°C / 27°C
Wed
Weather icon at 2023-11-15 for IndonesiaModerate rain
30°C / 27°C
Thu
Weather icon at 2023-11-16 for IndonesiaPatchy Rain
30°C / 27°C
Fri
Weather icon at 2023-11-17 for IndonesiaPatchy Rain
30°C / 27°C
Sat
Weather icon at 2023-11-18 for IndonesiaPatchy Rain
31°C / 27°C