Penyengant island is located west side Tanjung Pinang and can be reached about 10 minutes with the sampan or pongpong from Tanjung Pinang.
The old culture on the island was Penyengat leading and powerful in the Indonesian history.
Penyengat Island was the seat of the Malay Kingdom and it is famous for its viceroys of Riau during the 18th Century conflict period, Penyengat still bears the traces of their famous and mystical past. The ruins that have been abandoned almost 70 years, recently restored.
The old ruler of the royal palace and tombs, including the grave of Sultan Haji respected, may have been, creater and author of the first Malay language grammar, are among the legacies left by the Riau Sultanate. Still in use is the old vice-royal mosque, the Mesjid Raya.
Foto: Heri Setyawan