Sultan Sulaiman Badrul Alamsyah Museum in Tanjung Pinang City, Riau Islands Province


Tanjung Pinang City is one of the most visited regions in Riau Islands Province, aside from Batam City. Well, it is because tourists can find lots of interesting vacation areas there. Sultan Sulaiman Badrul Alamsyah Museum is one of them! The museum is located in Kemboja Village and it belongs to Tanjung Pinang Barat Sub-District. Not only the museum has a historical value, but it also becomes a perfect place to learn more about local history. Not to mention visitors can take lots of photos of all stored objects inside the museum!

The Nuance
Once arriving at the museum, tourists may see a simple building right away. From the outside, there is nothing special about it. The good thing is that the museum is located by the roadside. No wonder, all tourists can find the site easily. The presence of the name sign also helps everyone to find the site, after all. What about the interior? Well, the building stores various types of historical objects and collections. Lots of galleries and photos are stored neatly inside, too. As for the nuance, the environment is indeed clean and well-managed. One thing, the size of the building is not quite vast.

Exploring Sultan Sulaiman Badrul Alamsyah Museum
First, before exploring the museum, tourists at least need to learn the history regarding the building. It is said the building was used as an elementary school during the reign of the Dutch. Later, during the reign of Japan, the name changed to Futsuko Gakko. The function remained, though, even until the independence of Indonesia. Next, in 2004, the local government turned it into a city museum due to its historical value. These days, it becomes another interesting tourist site to visit in Riau Islands Province!

As for collections, the museum stores mostly items that relate to the history of Tanjung Pinang City. It also stores various types of cultural and art items. Visitors, therefore, won’t be bored when exploring the museum later. The building even stores various ethnical items like the tribe’s attires, accessories, weapons, and much more! Next, the guests would see various products of ceramics and old technological items. Somehow, visitors need to hire a local guide in order to know further information regarding those items.

Aside from historical items, the museum even has some galleries that display numerous historical photos. Somehow, the site becomes a good place to learn about local history. Thus, parents should bring their kids to the museum often for the sake of better knowledge. What about the facilities? Have no worries. Toilets are available there. As for the rule, littering is indeed prohibited. Also, tourists must not cause havoc or loud noise there.

Nearby Attractions

  • Taman Tepi Laut
  • Tugu Pensil
  • Proclamation Monuments

How to Get There
From Jakarta City, tourists can head directly to Batam City, which is the first checkpoint. This can be done fast by airplane, actually. For example, a flight from Soekarno – Hatta International Airport at Jakarta City to Hang Nadim Airport at Batam would take at least about 1 hour and 35 minutes. Next, tourists can simply get a boat service at the local port. The distance is none other than Bintan Island where the museum resides. This voyage may take around 3 hours, actually.

Where to Stay

  • Paradise Hotel
  • Shangri La Hotel
  • Panorama Hotel


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