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Located at the south bank of the Siak River, Pekanbaru is the capital of Riau province. A booming oil town, Pekanbaru acts as a major gateway into Indonesia from Singapore, via Pulau Batam and Pulau Bintan and is often used by travelers as a rest stop between the two countries. The streets of Pekanbaru are steeped in its rich history. Its architecture and landmarks reflect its diverse past and fascinating traditions. Many of Pekanbaru's buildings are built in traditional Riau-Malay architectural style. One of these buildings is Balai Adat, or Adat Community House at Diponegoro Street. Decorated with woodcarvings and woven cloth motives, its architecture represents the glory of Riau-Malay culture. For tourists Pekanbaru’s attractions make for captivating site-seeing. The National Museum, Pasar Pusat Markets, Alam Mayang Fishing Park, Limbungan Lake, and Tujuh Serangkai Caves ensure an experience to remember.