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Vihara Avalokitesvara Graha

24 September 2018

Marvel at one of the tallest statues of the Goddess of Mercy in Southeast Asia at Vihara Avalokitesvara Graha (also commonly known as Guan Yin Temple), situated a short drive away from the main town hub of Tanjung Pinang. This grand and majestic brass statue is 16.8m tall and coated in 22 carat gold, and attracts visitors from the region and around the world.   Explore the grounds of the temple and find intricate motifs ...

Vihara Avalokitesvara Graha2019-08-02T16:49:22+00:00

Vihara Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva (500 Lohan Temple)

24 September 2018

Also known as the 500 Lohan Temple, Vihara Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva is one of Bintan's best hidden treasures. Located in Kijang (South Bintan), the premise is just a short drive away from the main bustling scene of Tanjung Pinang. Step into the temple grounds and be transported into surreal settings of towering structures and the highlight—more than 500 life-sized (Lohan/arhat) stone statues with intricate physique and facial expressions, each one unique and different from the next. ...

Vihara Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva (500 Lohan Temple)2018-09-24T18:25:41+00:00

Galleries of Dekranasda Kabupaten Bintan

24 September 2018

Art in Bintan strongly reflects the rich culture and heritage of the island.  A pool of talented artists sits here; the Galleries of Dekranasda Kabupaten Bintan in Kijang.    Native islanders convert easily accessible but "worthless" materials to beautiful creations.  Browse through the gallery and be amazed by intricate ship models made from fish bones and skin. Beautiful ornaments and brooches are also produced using fish scales. Seashells, including Gong Gong shells are used to ...

Galleries of Dekranasda Kabupaten Bintan2020-05-18T10:09:41+00:00

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. ...

Senggarang Village2018-10-03T11:06:23+00:00

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 ...

Banyan Tree Temple, Senggarang2018-10-03T10:31:51+00:00