Formerly known as Simpang Tiga Airport, Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport is an international airport located in Simpang Tiga, Marpoyan Damai in the city of Pekanbaru in the province of Riau, Indonesia. The airport is often referred to as SSK II, SSK, or Sultan Syarif Qasim II International Airport. SSK II is named after the last sultan of Siak who is also acknowledged as an Indonesian National Hero. A public and military airport, the airport area and runway is shared with Roesmin Nurjadin Air Force Base which is a Type A air base of the Indonesian Air Force. The airport serves as hub for Citilink and Susi Air as well as a focus city for Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, and Pelita Air Services.
What to see & do
Pekanbaru is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Indonesia. Despite this, the city is not one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Even so, there are interesting spots and attractions visitors can explore and enjoy when they find their way into the city. Don’t miss a visit to the Sang Nila Utama Museum as it is the only museum in the city and the best place to learn the city’s history and traditional art. Shifting to modernisation, the Idrus Tintin Arts Hall is one of Pekanbaru’s landmarks. A great building incorporated with Malay and modern architecture, the arts hall is one of the most favoured venues for great events hosted in the city. The Great Mosques of An-Nur and Pekanbaru are mirrors of the country’s culture, tradition, religion, and belief. The Labersa Water Park houses a water park, theme park, and some luxurious facilities that will entertain and amuse everyone in your group. If you’re looking for places to spend quality time with your travel buddies and relax your body and mind from the tour, there are numerous well-manicured parks in the city. Recreational parks like Lembah Sari Reservoir Park, Alam Mayang Park, and Riau Cultural Park will give you fun and interactive activities. Shopping for souvenirs can be done by going to one or all three major shopping malls in Pekanbaru: Mall SKA, Mall Ciputra, and the older Mall Pekanbaru. To complete your trip, eating native delicacies will also add colour to your visit and will also create a more uniquely Pekanbaru experience that will remain engraved in your palate and appetite.
How to get around within Pekanbaru
Pekanbaru is being served by several public transportation modes. You can choose between taxis, buses, oplets or shared taxis, bajaj or auto rickshaw, ojeks which are basically motorcycle taxis, and the Trans Metro Pekanbaru, the bus rapid transit. Bandar Raya Payung Sekaki bus terminal is home to various land transportation that connects Pekanbaru to neighbouring cities in Indonesia such as Padang, Medan, Jambi, Palembang, as well as other regions in Riau Province and Sumatra Island. Mayang Terurai is another bus terminal that caters to land transportation that connects Pekanbaru to various points in the province.
How to get there
Getting to Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport in Pekanbaru can be done by flying with passenger airlines that are being served by the airport. Domestic airlines connect the airport to the neighbouring cities in Indonesia such as Jakarta, Batam, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Sungai Pakning, Rengat, Pondok Cabe, Bandung, Medan, Tanjung Pinang, Jambi, Karimun, and Pasir Pangaraian. From international destinations, you will find your way in SSK II aboard AirAsia and Firefly from Kuala Lumpur, Malindo Air from Malacca, and Silk Air from Singapore.
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