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The following discussion is an archived debate of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the debate was move to Riau. Joelito (talk) 17:00, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

  • support - Riau Province is the primary meaning of the term. Other meanings can be found by the user on the disambiguation page. (Caniago 11:16, 26 September 2006 (UTC))
  • support - As there is no other article named Riau as well (or "yet"). Riau Islands is another province with exactly different name. So I reckon the best thing to do is to prioritise this article with like, "If you mean Riau Island, please go to yadda yadda yadda". Cheers -- Imoeng 10:42, 26 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Support — Riau is a province name, and I agree with Imoeng that Riau Islands is totally different name, so I don't know why Riau is mixed with Riau Islands. — Indon (reply) — 11:20, 26 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Support --Yath 13:39, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Support. *drew 14:35, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Support km5 21:14, 29 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Support. Asteriontalk 14:12, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the debate. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Authority that Riau includes the Riau archipellago[edit]

It is stated in that:

Riau Province occupies the central part of the eastern region of Sumatera Island, including the archipelagic area which ranges between the Straits of Malacca, the South China Sea and the Straits of Berhala. The province is a strategic region as it directly faces the Straits of Malacca and Singapore, one of the busiest and oldest shipping lanes in the world. The archipelago part of the province is composed of 3,214 islands full of beautiful beaches and traditional fishing villages. These islands provided safe haven to traders and sailors traveling from India to China for centuries and retain the ancient reputation as "crossroads of the world." Today, they cater to tourists with resort style hotels offering everything from golf to a variety of water sports. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:26, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

I believe that's not correct anymore. Following expansions of more new Indonesia provinces and regencies, the Riau province has been split into two provinces: Riau and Riau Islands provinces. — Indon (reply) — 01:23, 30 October 2007 (UTC)


A lot of problems there existing, reg. piracy along of the straits.. -- (talk) 06:13, 13 January 2009 (UTC)