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“nothing to write home about” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Main Street

Main Street
Tanjung Pinang, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia
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Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews 29 reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
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“nothing to write home about”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

there was nothing really there. the market stalls were really disappointing, nowhere near the standard of the street markets that we've been to in Chiang Mai, Bangkok, KL, Melaka. The streets are full of crazy drivers and no real pavements to safely walk. don't bother going here, pick one of the above places instead which have far more variety.
I have to say we never felt unsafe and the locals seemed quite friendly.

Visited August 2012
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  • English first
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English first
singapore,singapore
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“city areas are like old days in the 70's or 80's.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

i most likly are patronise the shjophouse for diffren varietys and the lastest areas are at the batu 10,is another new town to visit with alot of shophouse and supermarkets.

Visited August 2012
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Indonesian
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Very Bad”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

the road is so narrow, who's your mayor?
why make the roads are so narrow
no bridge to cross
garbage in the garbage that littered the streets, beggars who ask for ask for money

Visited June 2012
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Perth, Australia
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Main town near Bintan resorts”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

Travelled here in March 2012 with a friend. We wanted to have alook around the island apart from the great hotel at Nirwana. We where lucky enough to score a driver while down at Paser Oleh Oleh where we got a great massage of 2 hours and pedicure for about $80. Anyway we organised the driver to pick us up from the hotel the next morning ( which he did).In a very clean mini van. His name was Harry , he spoke great English and was very knowledgable.
We where gone the whole day and covered the whole Island, accross the top of the island, throught small towns and down the East coast past the "Kelongs" at sea. Visiting the biggest temple I have ever seen on our way to the main town " Tanjung Pinang" ( not sure of the spelling).
The town reminded me of a quiter " Denpasar" ( in Bali). but very laid back, Lots of markets and some department stores but still quite basic. All in All a good day outing before returning to the Hotel Late afternoon for a few drinks before dinner..Definately worth $80 sing.
($40 each) . We found out afterwards that if you get a driver from the Hotel you will pay approx $100 Sing...So I think we scored a bargain. Worth going down to Pasar Oleh Oleh to organise a driver . By the way Paser Oleh Oleh is a Small purpose built Tourist Town. Not much to Buy except Bintan Soveniers, but great massage Places. Also Directly opposite Paser Oleh Oleh is another small Shopping Complex called " Lagoi " it has a few restaurants and a Spa...very nice.

Visited March 2012
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Shanghai
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10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“No special but clean & organized”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

There is no special of the main street just like other streets on Southeast Asia. Clean & orgnized with tropical plants on each side of the street.

Visited April 2012
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