Batu Sindu or Sindu Rock in Natuna Regency, Riau Archipelago Province - Indonesia
An idea to visit Natuna Regency is always interesting, but some tourists might wonder what they can do there. As for the reference, you can visit a unique grandiose rock called Sindu. The locals call it Batu Sindu and it is located in Senubing Hill, near to Ranai City. Despite the name, it is not merely just a single rock but a formation of hill rocks. Moreover, some locals refer it to an ancient cave that resides there. Due to its uniqueness and popularity, more tourists keep coming and enjoy photography.
Arriving at the site, what you can see is the formation of rocks scattered on the hill. In the horizon, you may see the beautiful scenery of the sea and feel breezy wind there. Apart from rocks, lush bushes also cover the hill beautifully. Usually, the sites offer a peaceful nuance to tourists. Yet, it becomes more crowded during sunrise. The reason is that the locals choose such moment to become the best time to visit the location. Thus, you should come early in the morning if you want to enjoy such mesmerizing sunrise.
Exploring Sindu Rock
The best activity to do in Sindu Rock is definitely sightseeing. Not only the site offers unique formation of rocks, but it features amazing natural scenery like the sea and sunrise. Thanks to the landscape, as it faces directly to the sea. What tourists need to do is to sit, facing the sea and enjoy both the soothing wind and stunning scenery. It can be done either alone, with friends, or families. Do not forget to carry some snacks to enjoy a distinct experience of recreation there.
Apart from sightseeing, tourists can enjoy other activities there. This includes learning the local legend regarding Batu Sindu. Even a song was created, inspired by such legend. It is said there was a couple who had a tragedy before their marriage. One of the relatives said something terrible regarding the food served at the party. No wonder, instead became a joyful party, it turned into a big fight and the parents decided to cancel the marriage.
As for the tips, visitors should always consider wearing comfy shoes when visiting Sindu Rock. The location is up on the hill, so it takes small trekking to reach the site. Another important consideration is regarding the time to visit. For those who want to see the sunrise, it is better to come early in the morning or dawn. Also, make sure to carry a camera as photography is the prime activity to do in Sindu Rock. It doesn’t have to be a high-quality camera. A simple smartphone is good enough to take some pictures there.
- Sepempang Beach
- Alif Stone Park
- Gunung Ranai Waterfall
- Rusia Rock
- Natuna Grand Mosque
How to Get There
The distance between Ranai City and Senubing Hill (where Sindu Rock resides) is 4.1 km. That means you only need to spend about 10 minutes to get to the location. As for the route, the best one is Datuk Kaya Wan Moh. Benteng Street.
Where to Stay
- Natuna Hotel
- Central Hotel
- Caesar Hotel
- Batu Hitam Hotel