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“Great historical place on a tiny isle” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Penyengat Island

Penyengat Island
Tanjung Pinang, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia
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Type: Islands, Outdoors
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Bali, Indonesia
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“Great historical place on a tiny isle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Penyengat island is a kingdom complex in the past centuries when Raja Ali Haji was ruled the district. The mosque that believed was made of egg-yolk and the palace complex is now waiting for UNESCO's approval as world culture heritage.

The island is roughly 2,500 m x 750 m wide with numbers of local residents along the eastern coast. Things are that it has neither tourist accommodation nor proper restaurant since visitors are normally taking short trip only. However, simple snack and soft drinks can be easily found throughout the place. You would need less than two hours to enjoy the whole destination without rush since the boat that noted as 'pompong' is available anytime to go back to the main island. There are so many restaurant along the coast of the main island offering local delicacies including seafood, Padang and even Chinese food.

Boat ride: 15 minutes from main island
Cost: negotiable to the boat operator
Dress code: smart casual

Visited November 2011
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“narrow island”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

city ​​that is very simple, narrow, and considerably less
i have never go like this island
Bad ><
islands which have no market, hotel

Visited July 2012
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Noosa, Australia
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“Great little side trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

We used a couple of motorised becaks (tricycles) to tour the island and found it very interesting.

Visited October 2011
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Frankfurt
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“nice get away”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

pretty little island for a quick get away. A must see if you are around. Easy to get there by water taxis. Transportatin on the island by little motorbikes with side cars, funny and cheap. The fortress ground offers a beautfiful view and invites for a small picknick.

Visited November 2011
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