Penyengat island is one of the attractions that exist in kepri which has a beauty that is simply amazing. Like the sultan mosque riau made from egg whites, the tombs of the Kings, tomb of national hero Raja Ali Haji, Office of the Palace complex and others. Anyway stinging island will be unforgettable sights for those who visit it. Penyengat Island, 6 kilometers away from Tanjung Pinang, can be reached in 15 minutes by sampan boat. The seat of the powerful Bugis descended viceroys of Riau during the 18th century, Penyengat still bears the traces of its illustrious past. Ruins, abandoned for almost 70 years, were recently resorted. The oldest ruler’s palace and royal tombs, among them the grave of the book respected Sultan Haji, author of the first Malay language grammar book among the legacies left by the Riau sultanate. A newly built cultural center for stage performances of Malay music and dances can be found. In the 18th century Raja Haji built an outpost here as part of the defense around Bintan. He controlled the area until the Dutch at Malacca eventually killed him in 1784. His remains are now buried here. The ruler of Johor, Sultan Mahmud, gave the island to his Bugis wife Raja Hamidah in 1804. Raja Hamidah’s son then ruled the Riau islands from Penyengat, while his half-brother ruled in the Lingga Island to the south. Raffles turned this division to his advantage in 1819, when the prince of Penyengat gave him the island of Singapore in return for a large sum of money and the protection of the British crown. Although the size of the island is relatively small but large enough tourism potential. On this island you can enjoy historical tours, art and culture. In fact, the government has made the Riau Islands Penyengat Island as one of their leading destinations. Biting visit to the island, then a visit to the Masjid Sultan Riau. The mosque was built using egg white adhesive has a bright yellow color and very striking when seen from a distance. Mosque size approximately 54 x 32 meters with its parent building 29.3 x 19.5 meters. Mosque Sultan Riau so magnificent with thirteen domes and four 18.9-meter-high tower and gabled supported by four pillars with wall thickness up to 50 cm and still brick floors.
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