Tanjungpinang City Participates in 6th SIMTF 2012

smitf 2012 crpTanjungpinang city participate in 6th Selangor Matta Islamic Travel Fair 2012 scheduled to be held on 7-9 December 2012 at Tun Razak Hall 4 Putra World Trade Center (PWTC) Kuala LumpurMalaysia.

This event is organized by The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA), Selangor Chapter. The organizer targeted at least 30,000 visitors will be visiting this Fair.



Tanjungpinang proudly proclaims itself as Gurindam City and the mother of Malay land and culture. The city is the capital and second largest city of the Indonesian province of Riau Islands after Batam. A city with roughly 200,000 residents, it is a trading port between islands in the Riau archipelago. Tanjung Pinang is located on south of Bintan island and has ferry and speedboat connections to Batam, Singapore (40 km away), and Johor Bahru Malaysia.

Tanjung Pinang was a political center 500 years ago, when the Portuguese won the battle of Malacca and the Sultan Mahmud of Malacca fled to Tanjung Pinang to create a resistance against the Portuguese’s very hostile expansion.bintan-resorts

Tanjungpinang has always played a leading role in Malay culture. A few hundred years ago, Tanjung Pinang became a powerful trading port, attracting regional, Western, Indian and Chinese traders. Migrants including Chinese were also attracted, much in the same way how Malacca had developed into a regional power three centuries earlier.


The cultural center for stage performances of Malay music and dances is located in Tanjung Pinang.

The center organizes regularly festivals and other performance. Culture happenings such as music and dance. Renowned Buddhist temples are located outside central Tanjung Pinang in a small town named Setanjungpinang_gurindam_citynggarang.

The old ruler’s palace and royal tombs, among them the grave of the respected Raja Ali Haji, who was the creater and author of the first Malay Language grammar book, are one of the many legacies left by the Riau sultanate. Still in use is the old vice-royal mosque, the Mesjid Raya. The site is being considered to be on the World Heritage list of sites which has “outstanding universal value” to the world.

The 28-metre tall Raja Haji Fisabillah Monument was raised in memory of the Raja Haji Fisabilillah who died during the battle of Malacca against the Dutch in 1784. He was a famous Malayan king and had his castle on Penyengat island outside Tanjung Pinang.

Anugerah Travel is proud to be chosen as the vendor for travel and exhibition logistic services of the city delegation to this event.

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