Penyengat Island

Penyengat Island, Tanjung Pinang: Hours, Address, Penyengat Island Reviews: 4/5

Penyengat Island
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Samuli Rantala
Vantaa, Finland335 contributions
Back in days a paradise now very local life, good to visit
Dec 2019 • Family
A short trip from Bintan harbor to the island. When you book a boat take 7k per passenger (one direction) about 15 person boat even if they try to sell you 200k boat. In the island other tourists would like to have photos with you, which is ok :) you can easily walk thru the island in less than two hours. Local people are very interested in you but not in a bad way. We liked most the Chinese temple and fishing villages near by.
Written 24 December 2019
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anonymous
4 contributions
a short boat ride from Pulau Bintan
Oct 2019
Its hot here so get ready with umbrella and good walking shoes...
there are many historical attractions here too...
Written 7 November 2019
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BJ T
290 contributions
A must visit
Nov 2017 • Family
This was one of our highlights on our trip to Asia. Our teens loved it. The people were friendly and beautiful. We took the private boat charter with our taxi driver so he could interpret for us. On the island we did the tuk tuk tour which is a must. It was an adventure as the boat going over seemed quite questionable but it added to the experience. Do not miss this!
Written 3 December 2017
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plukmantara
Jakarta, Indonesia396 contributions
Amazing historical island
Apr 2017 • Business
locals say: if you dont go to this island, so you are not yet visiting Bintan. this little island is full of historical of melayu kingdom. you can visit grand mosque, old castle and ancestors graveyard
Written 19 April 2017
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Sulami N
1 contribution
Malay Traditional
Jan 2017 • Solo
The mosque was built from egg white.. Traditional boat is operate every day.. Great food, people and I love to be here as always.
Written 20 January 2017
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Arka De
Calcutta, West Bengal, India327 contributions
Not Much Attractive
Jan 2017 • Couples
The small island is very near to Tanjung Pinang Jetty of Bintan Island. It's a 10minutes boat ride. Recommend you take a private boat (20 S$ up-down) if you a re not on very tight budget because the journey would give you very much thrill.

The place is historical with a main mosque and lots of other small mosque. Then you can go for a Kampong/Village walk. Masjid Raya Sultan is pretty good but I observed people are not following discipline properly. I saw many people taking photographs with such pose which are not appropriate in a mosque. Moreover, people were lying on the floor, smoking is not a good decorum.

Good thing about this place is it has lots of food centre and a few souvenir shop.
Written 18 January 2017
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Welly P
Surabaya, Indonesia29 contributions
Small Island with unique culture and historical story. .
Aug 2016
This small island have a lot of uniqueness. In the ancient time this island provide and supply fresh water for ships. Eventhough this island surrounded by the ocean but strangely this fresh water never run out in all the season. This island have a unique mosque where the walls are built of a mixture of clay and egg yolks as the adhesive.There is also the tomb of a king of a Malay Imperium (Raja Ali Haji). There are the ruins of the kingdom Malay Imperium and swimming pool for the queen. The king (Raja Ali Haji) well known as the author couplets 12 (Gurindam XII) .Only by walk we can reach all over the island. Now only a few Indigineous people live there. This island can reach by boat in a few minutes from Tanjung Pinang as the capital city of Riau Province in Bintan Island. Very easy to go there because this island near to Singapore.
Written 17 January 2017
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Abdullah H
6 contributions
Malay History
Dec 2016 • Friends
It was really interesting that they still preserve the Malay history, and make available the history of the region (including Singapore) before Raffles (1819).
Written 15 December 2016
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Anne R
Surabaya, Indonesia44 contributions
Experience the Indonesian-Islamic History
Nov 2015
The still-original atmosphere of history in Malacca right from first time we step on the island. Masjid Raya Sultan Sultan Riau Penyengat (Great Mosque of Sultan Riau Penyengat) is the icon of the island, especially on Fridays when Muslims have their Friday prayer, with its unique architecture. Legend says that the mix of egg-white, chalk, flour, sand and clay make the mosque stands strong until today.

Non-Muslim travelers can still enjoy the island by taking a tour of the island with their traditional pedicab (becak - now with scooter) at the very reasonable price (but you still need to bargain though), Throughout the island, we will feel like we're disconnected with our normal modern life. Delicious local seafood (make sure try the famous gong-gong) served and sold at traditionally, As we explore through the island, tourists will get to visit the complex of royal family graveyard (including the tomb of King Ali Haji), formerly Dutch fort, and most importantly, the site of beautiful Gurindam Dua Belas; twelve clauses of life wisdom by King Ali Haji.
Written 20 May 2016
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Fistri
Singapore, Singapore98 contributions
A visit to the old Malay Kingdoms
May 2014 • Friends
If you are fascinated about the Malay Archipelago's intricate history that dates back to the 1500s, this is the place to go. The island used to be the seat of the Malay-Bugis kingdom that stretched to Johor and Pahang in Peninsula Malaysia. But do read up on the history before going as it would really help you to understand the relationships of the tombs you are visiting as most of them are inter related and that their names are quite similar. Bringing a geneology map as well as a map of the island with the placement of the various tombs may be very useful.

Once you are at Raja Abdurrahman's tomb look to your left and go up the steep slope and head out to the back of the forgotten park, you get to see 8 canons that was once used to protect the islands of Dutch invasion. Incidentally this is also where the original old royal settlement used to live. For those who are not too keen on walking and hiking there's the motorised trishaw that would take you around the major places of interest. Don't forget to also go to the ruins of the old castle although the only thing standing is the anteroom. Do also visit the Rumah Adat for a replica of the Malay royal throne and an accompanying bedroom. If you get lucky, there may be visiting troupes performing Malay dances.

Of course don’t forget to visit the “jewel” of the island i.e the Royal Mosque itself. This beautiful structure would be the first that visitors get to see upon arriving from the pier. The chandelier is beautiful but if you are not muslim do ensure that you are modestly dressed before entering and try not go into the prayer hall. Do check out the little mini museum in the mosque. The caretaker would be more that glad to help you understand the place better and if you like, you can purchase a book on a brief history of the islands and its illustrious rulers.

It is also interesting to note that currently the island does not have accommodation facilities so its best to be there early and get the last boat ride back to Tanjung Pinang. If you are in larger groups e.g.5 and more, its best to hire your own private boat to take you to and from Tg Pinang and decide for yourself when you would like to head back. The boatman would be glad to wait.

If you do like to visit all the historical tombs and places of interest then a good 4-5 hours would be sufficient. For our group of 8 we practically walked and hiked all around the island to all these places and we started off at 1pm from the Mosque and left the island by 6pm.

If you do like to visit all the historical tombs and places of interest then a good 4-5 hours would be sufficient.
Written 2 June 2014
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