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Main Street

Attraction Jalan Plantar II, Tanjungpinang Kota, Kota Tanjung Pinang, Kepulauan Riau 29115, Indonesia Published on: 29-09-2016

Rating

Time to visit

2 hours

Should visit at

04:00 PM

Should leave before

06:00 PM

Good for travellers

First-time visit

Category

Attraction
Family
Food
Outdoor
Shopping
People watching (street)
Must see
Kids
Free

Price range

0.00 USD

Main Street is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Main Street or Jalan Pelantar II is one of busiest streets in Tanjung Pinang. It still retains the town's Chinese heritage, with densely packed shophouses hawking all manner of goods.

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Why Main Street is special ?

Main Street or Jalan Pelantar II is one of busiest streets in Tanjung Pinang. Tanjung Pinang today is a sprawling Indonesian town, with stilt houses on the coast at low tide and anonymous concrete blocks marching up the hills. However, the area around Jl. Pelantar II still retains the town's Chinese heritage, with densely packed shophouses hawking all manner of goods. People come here may found a little disappointed about this place as it doesn't has any tall buildings dotting with fine dining restaurants. This street is simply a historic street in town with lots of food street vendors, where you can experience the local life, a truly Indonesian life on Bintan Island.


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What to explore at Main Street?

The main street from the Ferry Terminal has a selection of camera shops. Prices are significantly lower than in many other countries. It also has lots of shops selling clothes, children’s toys and electronics. However, the main attraction of Main Street in Tanjung Pinang is street food. You can walk around the street and discover the local going about their businesses. In the morning, this place is a hub of activities. While in the evening, people go here for street food. You will enjoy local food with a bottle of beer and listen to the locals belting out chinese song on stage karaoke. If you want to know about local lifestyle, here is the place to go.

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How to get to Main Street?

In order to visit the Main Street in Tanjung Pinang, hiring a taxi is the best way to go. There's no public bus on this island. You can also book a private car via your hotel to explore the whole area.

Selling points

  • Chinatown of Tanjung Pinang
  • Nice street vendor at Tanjung Pinang
  • City areas like old days in the 70's or 80's
  • Best sugar cane, nice food
  • Quite interesting and worth a visit
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Duration
2.0 days
Estimated
129.79 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
3 places

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Location

Address

Jalan Plantar II, Tanjungpinang Kota, Kota Tanjung Pinang, Kepulauan Riau 29115, Indonesia

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Tips for you

  • The food here come in pretty small portions, you can order a variety of dishes and it's very cheap.
    Food
  • If you have luggage and you'd want to explore, you should find somewhere you can put it at or leave it for hotel staff when arriving at the ferry terminal because the streets are not kind to bulky, heavy bags.
    What to know
  • There are no traffic lights or pedestrian crossings so you need to take care - survival of the quickest.
    Safety
  • If you want to experience the local lifestyle, you should go see because it is totally different from the resort provides you but do not expect anything fancy.
    Things to do
  • Once you head out of the ferry terminal, there will be "guides" and taxi drivers calling out to you, but simply shaking your head and politely declining their offer (don't tell them where you're going, just say you're walking around).
    Things to do
  • There's a lot of mosquitoes and rats running under stilt houses on the coast, watch out your step if you don't want to tread on it.
    Experience
  • If you travel alone without tour guide, don't get lost or you'll be asking for directions as the winding streets can get a little frustrating.
    Experience

Reviews

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Many may find boring and disappointing about this place. But i find it quite interesting and worth a visit other than resorts in bintan which are overpriced and isolated. Walk around the wet market and discover the local going about their businesses. Street food. And there be surprises. I patronise a chicken rice stall at a run down coffee shop just adjacent to the kuan im temple and it is comparable if not better than alot of stalls in singapore. Visit in the mornings where there is hub of activities. I have chanced on it while looking for the agent for ferrt operating to the Amanbas islands. Hope someone who have been to Terempa could offer some useful information or open a new review on tripadvisor as tg pinang is the gateway to Amanbas. In the evenings. Akau potong lembu is the place to go opposite bestari mall for cheap and good food and some beer while listening to the locals belting out chinese song on stage karaoke. Ot was different from just lazing around the resorts which i have been to three of them except club med which was unforgetable. The worst about staying in resorts is that you have to dine in their overpriced restaurants serving international crusine. Who needs international when there are fresh seafood at the local food centres. At a fraction of the price.

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