We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Tanjung Pinang, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 28 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 4
    Excellent
  • 1
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Car rental

We rented a car in tanjung pinang from Rindu Rental (to get there from the Ferry Terminal, you need to take the motorbike taxi called Ojek for IDR10k).. Car rental is IDR250k per... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 September 2016
Chaleeda S
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

28 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 17: English reviews
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We rented a car in tanjung pinang from Rindu Rental (to get there from the Ferry Terminal, you need to take the motorbike taxi called Ojek for IDR10k).. Car rental is IDR250k per 24hours.. We took 48hours.. Drove around the Bintan island (Lagoi, Trikora, Tanjung Pinang) on our own using maps.. Foursquare is important for food hunting.. Was okay and... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Chaleeda S
deborahl2
Level Contributor
55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Too many touts near the docks. Not really a walking area. The night market/food stalls/rides etc might be nice in the evening but are abandoned and have only the "carny"like operators and food stall owners around during the day.

Helpful?
Thank deborahl2
Metro Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

main street has cheap street food to buy while roaming around or you can just sit and eat in a resto or have a cup of coffee, This is a place where you cannot find some souveniers that says tanjung pinang or bintan island. I found one in an ode place

Helpful?
1 Thank byahetayonay
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

Want to share info, if you are looking for a local tour guide to take you around. Please check Vinosa Travel & Transport Services. We used their service and it was brilliant. Our driver Mr. Ali was very good, he took us around Tanjung Pinang where the local goes to shop and eat which I enjoyed it a lot. Personally,... More 

Helpful?
5 Thank Por M
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

Many may find boring and disappointing about this place. But i find it quite interesting and worth a visit other than resorts in bintan which are overpriced and isolated. Walk around the wet market and discover the local going about their businesses. Street food. And there be surprises. I patronise a chicken rice stall at a run down coffee shop... More 

Helpful?
6 Thank Chee M
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
490 reviews
196 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015

You can find keropok, snacks, dried food stuff (salted fish, scallops, etc.) along the downtown market. If you are looking for a good spa, try the Bintan Paradise Spa, excellent service and only 150,000 Rp for 90 mins full massage. Just dont expect big malls although they go have small malls spread out.

Helpful?
3 Thank Erico2709
Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

Nothing interesting. Save your time. No historic buildings to see, no pittorsque streets, no interesting handicrafts offering. Rather go on a bicycle tour...

Helpful?
3 Thank Joseph D
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Level Contributor
178 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

I recommended to visit that area in the weekend. so many options for clothes and foods. the price is very comfortable for our wallets.

Helpful?
6 Thank Sigitpramono
Jakarta, Indonesia
Level Contributor
64 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2013

just a place where people sit around waiting for the evening. There by the sea. Not Spectacular. Just a lot of people selling. Whether, it is worth mentioning sights or not. If the so-called tourist attractions, local governments should undertake good governance. While this is left confused and messy. Indeed, in Tanjung Pinang is actually feasible to be developed as... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Tanzilchoice
Tanjungpinang, Riau, Indonesia
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013

this spot is never known by tourists. It is a place where the locals go especially the youngs. its quite breezy down here since its overkooks the buildings in Dompak Island especially the Mosque and the Provincial Government Office. U can have snacks and drinks here. Good getaway from it all in the downtown

Helpful?
2 Thank hasanaid

Travellers who viewed Main Street also viewed

Tanjung Pinang, Bintan Island
Tanjung Pinang, Bintan Island
 
Tanjung Pinang, Bintan Island
 

Been to Main Street? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Main Street and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
glasgow
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Main Street staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?