Riau Archipelago,The Pearl of South China Sea

History

The Riau Archipelago has a rich history dating back to its first inhabitation as early as 230AD, according to Chinese records. Originally home to Malay and Orang Laut people (sea nomads), the Riau Archipelago was then inundated with migrants from south China and Indochina.  Due to the China-India trading routes, this area was a sought-after location for the best resources and position in the maritime world. Continue reading “Riau Archipelago,The Pearl of South China Sea”