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Penyengat Island

Address: Tanjung Pinang, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia
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Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
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  • English first
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English first
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This was a great a much more authentic Indonesian experience than the typical resorts. It was raw to say the least. It was exactly what I wanted; when I travel I want to see how people really live, not Western Resorts. I am so glad we made a day trip in coming to this island and seeing other surrounding areas.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Been on 31st Dec. Had nothing to do in tanjung pinang and therefore visit the island. It require a small wooden boat to reach there. You can share the boat with other ppl for less than S$1 or book the whole boat for $20 round trip. I choose the latter one as i did not want to wait for other... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We came here by an accident! Confused-mixed it with another place. To reach the island, You need to take water-taxi [wooden boat] only at IDR 7500 [less than SGD$1] with 15 person capacity [this mean you need to wait until reach the capacity before the boat sail] or you can also booked privately at IDR 100000 [SGD$10] 1st impression; What... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I love going to the places that made me feels like i am part of the locals too... and this is one of them. It is a small malay village on an island. everybody knows everybody kind of place..

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Singapore, Singapore
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20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This Malay village was worth the trip from our resort to Tanjung Pinang. You need a local long boat to take you out to the island. No cars on the island. Only form of transport is the Ojak ( you may know it as a motorised tuktuk). Great way to explore the island. It is worth investing in a guide.... More 

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Guwahati, India
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Naturally submissive Island every house must have a motorcycle to carry everything possible. ..people atr very friendly and roads are clean the electrification of the town was done recently. The development of the island will take some time but resorts are equipped with modern facilities and cuisines.

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Batam, Indonesia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

There is so little to do in Tanjung Pinang that a trip to this island was the highlight of a weekend. The boat ride back and forth is interesting and only Rp6000 each way. The island holds a well-off village, a number of restaurants, a mosque and a few crafts sellers. The restaurant right at the end of the ferry... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We came here straight from lagoi. It took us around 2 hours to get here. Loved the mosque that made from egg, really sacred. The only interesting place in Tanjung Pinang, but not really a fan about the food in the area.

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Singapore River, Singapore
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We took a boat ride from Tanjung Pinang ferry terminal to the island. Charging us at $1 per pax, we took around 10 to 15minutes to reach the island. Pulau Penyengat is a much quieter island and peaceful as compared to Tanjung Pinang. We felt more laidback and on relax mode on the island. From the guide who brought us... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Laid back & peaceful scenery... its different from Bintan and their dialect is the same as our Singapore Malay. Easy to understand. For those who love history do visit the old king's 'makam' and the so called meeting house.. don't forget to take a drink from the well @ the bottom of the house. Its so refreshing after going around... More 

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