South of the city centre, not far from the airport,
is Pekanbaru's museum, housing historical remains from the region.
The museum is built in traditional Riau-Malay style. Next door to
the museum is Taman Budaya Riau, which comprises several traditional
houses. The place is designated as the centre of cultural activities.
The museum known by the name of Sang Nila Utama is a Malay traditional
architectural model building located at Jenderal Sudirman Street
Pekanbaru, not far from Sultan Syarif Kasim II airport. The museum,
which is opened daily, except on Sunday and holidays, is keeping
various collection of objects of art, history and culture from Riau
area in general. Next to the museum, there is also a building with
nearly similar architectural feature, i.e. Riau Cultural Park Building,
which is appropriated as the centre of various art and cultural