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Penyengat Island

Tanjung Pinang, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia
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Type: Islands
Traveler Description: Penyengat  Island Tanjung Pinang Bintan Island Indonesia.   Located right out... The old culture at the Penyengat Island was leading and powerful in... more »
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Singapore, Singapore
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

The boat ride was a good experience. The motorbike ride through island and landmarks was fun. Trekking should be good. There's a mountain inside - bukit kusir, should be good we guess but we didn't go. The bridge there gives a good view of the sea and the islands - fantastic view that you shouldn't miss! The Ikan Bakar -... More

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
49 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I was told my someone who had been to the island in 2004 that there is an old mosque with egg whites used to put the walls together, a museum and an old palace or two. Some trip advisor search informed me that an island tour by the motored trishaw would be under 2 hours. My tour ended under 30... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

My wife and I (as part of our hotel tour) took a boat over to this enchanting little island. Although we weren't sure at first, we managed to barter down with the longboat owner and thought it would be worth it. When we landed, we jumped on a motorbike side car and toured the island this way - it was... More

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Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Little boat ride from Tanjung Pinang to the island - $5 per person round trip. Motorbike and sidecar around the island - $1 per person (seriously!). King's palace, King's grave, Fort, Mosque... heaps more to see than what is advertised. Really pleased we visited.

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