Riau Archipelago


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Riau Archipelago

(rē`ou, rē`ō), island group (1990 pop. 568,019), 2,280 sq mi (5,905 sq km), Indonesia, at the entrance to the Strait of Malacca, separated from Malaya by the Strait of Singapore. Its largest island, Bintan, has extensive bauxite and tin deposits, is being developed as a tourist destination, and is the site of Tanjung Pinang (1980 pop. 36,999), chief city of the group. Together with the Lingga Archipelago to the south, the small Tambelan and Badas archipelagos to the east off Borneo, and the Anambas and NatunaNatuna Islands,
island group (2010 pop. 69,300), 769 sq mi (1,993 sq km), Riau prov., Indonesia, in the South China Sea between the Malay Peninsula (W) and Borneo (E). The more than 250 islands are part of the larger Tudjuh Archipelago; Bunguran is the largest island.
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 archipelagos between the Malay Peninsula and Borneo, it forms Indonesia's Riau prov.
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Bintan and Batam are located in the Riau archipelago, less than an hour by ferry from Singapore.
The Temenggong had control over certain islands in the Riau archipelago, Singapore, and the territory on the southern part of the Malay peninsula.
1) From 1990 to 1992, the most risky' of these areas was the Riau Archipelago, that is, the waters around Singapore and the Indonesian islands to its south.
A $500 million petrochemical complex is to be constructed on Bintan island in Indonesia's Riau archipelago.
Strategically located on the Indian and Pacific Oceans -- only 12 miles from Singapore -- Batam Island and the Riau archipelago represent one of the most attractive manufacturing, industrial and logistical platforms in the ASEAN region.
Until the arrival of Raffles, Singapore Island was in the sphere of influence of sea nomads, Orang laut, who based in the Riau Archipelago.
Chou, however, argues that their concept of territorial rights is one in which a spiritual bond has developed between a particular fishing ground or region in the Riau Archipelago and a specific individual or sub-community.
The Sumatran area is still referred to-albeit incorrectly from a historical point of view--as 'Riau', while the island area is 'Riau Kepulauan' or the Riau Archipelago.
The energies channelled through such clubs, or constellations of such clubs, have in the more remote past made Pulau Penyengat in the Riau archipelago or Yogyakarta in the post-war period, centres of literary and political activity.
To deal with this rebellion, the rulers of Johor, now living in the Riau Archipelago, invited Bugis mercenaries to help fight off the east Sumatran forces, who eventually formed a state along the Siak River in the 1720s.
In the early 1850s Ismail visited Singapore, the Riau archipelago and some parts of Malaysia.