Pacu Jalur - Kuantan Singingi

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Pacu Jalur

Pacu jalur is a Festival at Indonesia, a rowing boat competition held in Kuantan Singingi Regency (Kuansing), Riau Province. It is a race (Pacu) rowing boat (Jalur) typical of the West Sumatra and Central Sumatra regions. Pacu Jalur is usually followed by 25-60 rowers who are also commonly called pacu children. "Pacu" means race and "Jalur" means boat.

The History of Pacu Jalur

It is said that Pacu Jalur has existed since the 17th century. Starting from the use of Jalur (Boat) as the most important means of transportation in the area along the Kuantan river, because the land route is still difficult to pass. At that time, people who owned Jalur were only nobles and regional rulers. After a hundred years later, the people got creative by making the Jalur interesting and decorating the Jalur (Boat) and holding a boat race and called Pacu Jalur.
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Value of the Pacu Jalur

Pacu Jalur is not just a race, there are values contained in it. As in life, we cannot live only by ourselves, no matter how good we are at living alone at least we need farmers to be able to enjoy rice and vegetables, need fishermen to enjoy fish, and even people who can plant also need office workers to shop. There is no work that is not important, everything is interconnected. Pacu Jalur also relies on cooperation, nothing is unimportant. All positions are equally important, requiring poise, hard work, tenacity, agility, cohesiveness, and the grace to accept defeat.

Pacu Jalur Live Streaming

Streaming Pacu Jalur from Youtube account:


The official account of the Kuantan Singingi Regency Government managed by the Information Media of the Kuantan Singingi Kominfoss Office.

Parts of the Jalur

Jalur referred to boat made from whole logs, without being split, cut into pieces or connected. The length is between 25-30 meters with a width of 1-1.25 meters in the middle. Its characteristics are sturdy, slim, artistic, so that when racing is not worried about breaking, the course is fast and pleasing to the eye. The track consists of the following parts:

  1. Bow.
  2. Front ear.
  3. Seat.
  4. Hull.
  5. Place to draw water.
  6. Back Ear.
  7. Driver's seat.
  8. Handrail of the onjor.
  9. Bibit Jalur.
  10. The rower's seat.
  11. The carved end of the Jalur.
  12. Rowers.
  13. Water paddler.

The construction of the Jalur goes through a long process.

Before starting the plan to make a Jalur, a village meeting is first held, attended by various elements such as traditional leaders, scholars, mothers and youth. It is usually led by a traditional leader. When the creation of a Jalur is agreed upon, only then is the process continued.

Pacu jalur was originally just a leisure activity for the community after the harvest. With a makeshift prize, which is a kind of cake called godok to be eaten by many people, this Jalur race is also called Pacu Godok.

Excitement of Pacu Jalur

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Experience the Sensation

Come and witness the Pacu Jalur festival in Kuantan Singingi Regency and feel the excitement and excitement of seeing it live.
Join us and experience firsthand the happiness, sadness, tears of emotion of the participants and supporters.

Location of the Pacu Jalur arena

There are several places where the Pacu Jalur event is held that you can visit in Kuansing regency, Riau. namely: Tepian Pantai Lubuk Terentang



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Route to the Pacu Jalur Location

There are several routes to get to the location of Pacu Jalur Tepian Narosa. Depending on where you are coming from.

First Route: Pekanbaru City

If you are starting from your home country, you can fly to Soekarno Hatta Airport. After that you can fly to Sultan Syarif II International Airport. Then you can start after land at Sultan Syarif II International Airport located in Pekanbaru City.

Pekanbaru - Kebun Durian - Lipat Kain - Koto Baru - Petai - Kebun Lado - Muara Lembu - Taluk Kuantan

For this route, you can use some of the following travel to get to Taluk Kuantan, Kuansing Regency.

  1. Semka Citra Mandiri, Departure schedule: Every day from 10.00 AM- 02.00 PM - 05.00 PM and 08.00 PM. Address: Jl. Semangka No.28, Kp. Melayu, Kec. Sukajadi, Pekanbaru City. Mobile Number: 085320522224 | 081210610096.
  2. Putra Jaya Mandiri, Departure schedule every day at 09.00 AM - 04.00 PM - 05.00 PM and 06.00 PM. Mobile number: 085376605585 .
  3. Pangean Travel Tours, Departure schedule every 09.00 AM. Address Jalan Kutilang Sakti Simpang Baru Panam, Tampan District, Pekanbaru, Riau (Opposite Awal Bros Panam). Mobile Number: 081267553737 | 082383782554.
  4. Aurel Travel, Departure schedule 5 times a day, at 08.00 AM and 10.00 AM, afternoon at 02.00 PM, 04.00 PM and 08.00 PM. Address: Jl. Kereta Api, Tengkerang Tengah, Kec. Marpoyan Damai, Pekanbaru City. Mobile number: 081268320076

Second Route: From Java Island by Private Vehicle

If you are driving with a private vehicle from Java Island, then your route is:

Merak Port (Banten) - Bakauheni Port (Lampung) - Tol Kayu Agung Rd - Bakauheni - Bakauheni - Kayu Agung -  Tol Kayu Agung Rd - Palembang and Lintas Sumatra Rd /  Raya Palembang Rd - Jambi to Tempino - to Muaro Bulian Rd - Tempino - Muara Bungo Rd - Jambi to Lintas Sumatra Rd at Manggis - Turn right onto Lintas Sumatra Rd -  Lintas Kiliran Jao Rd - Taluk Kuantan. Take Jend. Sudirman St to Soekarno St in Geringging Baru - Kuantan Singingi Regency.

Third Route: From Java by Bus

  1. ALS Surabaya Bus: The route owned by the Surabaya branch of ALS is from the city of Surabaya to several cities and provinces on the island of Java and also the island of Sumatra. For the departure schedule please check here.
  2. PO Handoyo: Is one of the bus companies that serves ticket sales for bus routes from Sumatra Island to Java Island. Mobile Number: 081287570445.

Hotels and Accommodation

There are many hotels available in the Kuantan Singingi Regency area, here are some hotels that may be suitable for you and your family.
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Jendral Sudirman St. Kuantan Singingi Regency.

Reservations: No contact information.

hotel Pujangga Kuantan Singingi


Perintis Kemerdekaan St. Kuantan Singingi Regency.
Reservation : 085265871964
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Jend. Ahmad Yani St No.17, Kuantan Singingi Regency.
Reservation : 082381655771
Hotel Angela Kuantan Singingi


Airmolek St. Taluk Kuantan Kuantan Singingi Regency.
Reservation : 085279997112
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Tugu Barat St. Koto Taluk, Kuantan Singingi Regency.

Reservation : 081365034245

wisma hasanah kuantan singingi kuansing


Perintis Kemerdekaan St. No.147 Kuantan Singingi Regency.

Reservation : (0760) 20955

Kuansing Tourism

Kuantan Singingi

If you are already in KuanSing (Kuantan Singingi), then there is nothing wrong with visiting our other tours after watching the excitement of the pacu jalur festival. Here are other interesting tourist destinations to unwind you and your family.


Bungin Island City Forest aims to be the lungs of the city and is expected to reduce pollution. In the Bungin Island City Forest, there are places to sit for visitors and there is also a Jalur (long boat) under the cupola, which is an icon of Kuantan Singingi.


Taman Jalur is located in the city center of Teluk Kuantan. In the area where the monument is located, there is a pond surrounding the monument.
Usually this pond is equipped with a fountain and colorful lights that highlight the fountain at night.


Tabijo River is located in the Rimbang Baling hill area, the river water is very clear and still surrounded by beautiful green trees. The river also has a basin that makes it look like a mini waterfall.


This seven-tiered waterfall has seven very beautiful levels. This waterfall has adequate road access by boat to the waterfall. Located about 37 km from Taluk Kuantan.


Anak Sungai Kandi waterfall is located in Sungai Kelelawar village and has two levels of waterfalls. From Sei Kelilawar village we have to go into the forest for 3 KM on foot. Unfortunately this waterfall is still difficult to pass.


Batang Ogan Waterfall is located in Lubuk Ambacang village, Hulu Kuantan sub-district. To get to the tangogan waterfall can be reached by using a motorized vehicle with a distance of approximately 1 hour drive from the capital city of Teluk Kuantan.

Pacu Jalur Arena Location


KH Umar Usman St
Kuantan Tengah district
Kuantan Singingi Regency, Riau
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