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Senggarang Village

24 September 2018

Accessible by a 45-minute drive by land or a short 15-minute pompong (water taxi) ride from Tanjung Pinang and best combined with a tour to Pulau Penyengat, Senggarang Village is a respite from the hectic city centre. With stilt houses lining its coast, this rustic village is believed to be the first settlement for ethnic Chinese immigrants (mostly Teochews) who travelled to Bintan in the 1700s and is home to some of Bintan’s oldest temples. ...

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Banyan Tree Temple, Senggarang

3 October 2018

Witness the power of Mother Nature at the Banyan Tree Temple of Senggarang Village where ancient trees entwine their roots around, enveloping the ancient walls of the building in protective embrace. The result is a fascinating and formidable structure that makes an ideal photography subject. There are many stories concerning the origins of the site which was built in 1811. Its signboard reads "大夫第”, referring to residences of high-ranking government government officers called "Kapitan". Some ...

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Tanjung Pinang

3 May 2018

Accessible by ferry from Singapore and Batam, Tanjung Pinang (Tanjungpinang) is the main town of Bintan Island and the capital of the Riau Islands. At bird's eye view, the township is lined with myraid piers, testimony to its role as a main trading port of the island. Steeped with laid back and idyllic charm, Tanjung Pinang offers great insights to Bintan’s local culture, history and heritage. Its traditional architecture reflects the influence of the 19th ...

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Bintan Weekend Market

6 July 2018

Starting from 7th July 2018, an exciting line-up of cultural activities including Batik Painting and music performances, traditional snacks and intricate hand-made souvenirs awaits you every Saturday and Sunday at the Bintan Weekend Market. Make your way down to Plaza Lagoi, Lagoi Bay for all the fun and action!

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Lau Ya Keng, Senggarang

3 October 2018

Named after the The Old Lord Tua Lau Ya, patron deity of Teochews, Lau Ya Keng is a religious compound in Senggarang Village where you can find the oldest temples in Riau. A trio of traditional Chinese temples sits right in front of the jetty, dedicated to the Supreme Emperor of Dark Heaven (Xuan Tian Shang Di), Goddess of the Sea (Mazu) and the God of Prosperity (Fude Zhengshen). Devotees pay homage to them respectively ...

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