PEKANBARU
Jl. Jendral Sudirman no. 17, Simpang Tiga, Pekanbaru, Riau

DIRECTION TO HOTEL

BATIQA Hotel Pekanbaru is located 1,7 km away from Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport. Head north on Jalan Bandara SSK II and then make a U-turn and after going straight on after 250 meters, the hotel will be on your left side.

The Meaning of Pekanbaru: Tracing Its History and Significance

Masjid An Nuur, Masjid Agung Pekan Baru, Riau, Indonesia. Masjid terbesar di Provinsi Riau, Indfonesia.

Pekanbaru, the capital of Riau Province, holds a unique meaning behind its name. The word "Pekan" in Malay means "market", and "baru" means "new".

Brief History of Pekanbaru:

In the past, the Pekanbaru area was a small village inhabited by the Malay and Sakai tribes. The name Pekanbaru first appeared in the 18th century when the Sultan of Siak Sri Indrapura, Sultan Muhammad Abdul Jalil Rahmat Syah (1784-1811), moved his seat of government from Senapelan to a new area on the banks of the Siak River.

Reasons for the Relocation of the Capital:

The relocation of the capital was driven by several factors, including:

  • Strategic Location: The new area was located on the banks of the Siak River, which was an important trade route at that time.
  • Security: The area was considered safer from pirate attacks and other security disturbances.
  • Economic Development: The Sultan hoped that the relocation of the capital would stimulate economic growth in the area.

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Naming of Pekanbaru:

Along with the relocation of the capital, the Sultan named the new area as "Pekanbaru". This name was chosen because the area had developed into a bustling market and became a center of trade in the region.

Meaning of the Word Pekanbaru:

The word "Pekanbaru" has symbolic meanings, namely:

  • Market: A symbol as a center of trade and economy.
  • Baru: A symbol as a new area that is developing rapidly.

Conclusion:

The name "Pekanbaru" is not just a geographical label, but also holds historical meaning and hope for progress in the future. The city has grown rapidly into a modern metropolitan city and become one of the important cities in Indonesia.


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