- Riau Archipelago
"Not to be confused with
Riau Islands, a province".
The Riau Archipelago (Indonesian: "Kepulauan Riau") is a group of islands within the
Riau Islands Provincein Indonesia, and located south of Singapore. The islands are home to the majority of the province's population, and include tourist areas. Historically they along with Singapore (Temasek) were under the Johore Sultanate before the split thru the Anglo-Dutch Treaty 1824 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Dutch_Treaty_of_1824] .
The main islands are
Bintan, Batam, Rempang, Galang, Combol, Kundur, and Karimun. Tanjung Pinanglocated on Bintan is the provincial capital.
High speed ferry services exist to the archipelago of the south,
Lingga Islands(Kepulauan Lingga).
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