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Gedung Gonggong

3 May 2018

Newly constructed, Gedung Gonggong serves as a Tourism Infomation Centre and is the icon of Tanjung Pinang. This unique building façade is designed to resemble the shell of the Gonggong. A sea snail found in waters surrounding Bintan, Gonggong is a popular local delicacy enjoyed with flavourful sauces after it is boiled or steamed.   The Gonggong building sits majestically at Laman Boenda (Mother’s Promenade), an open community space that offers beautiful sea views; watch ...

Gedung Gonggong2018-10-03T11:13:37+00:00

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 ...

Lau Ya Keng, Senggarang2018-10-03T11:05:45+00:00

Plaza Lagoi

8 February 2018

Located in the new ‘heart’ of Bintan, Plaza Lagoi is a contemporary and modern two-storey shopping mall designated as a one-stop retail, F&B and entertainment hub for Bintan Resorts. Plaza Lagoi is accessible via a complimentary shuttle bus service that travel to-and-from properties of Bintan Resorts and Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal.   Interact with up to 50 optical illusions, hand-painted by local artists from Yogyakarta, for a fun photo session at Rumah Imaji. Tumble into ...

Plaza Lagoi2019-09-24T15:35:37+00:00

Tanjung Pinang Wet Markets

3 May 2018

The traditional wet markets of the bustling city of Tanjung Pinang are treasure troves waiting to be discovered. Take in the sights and smells as you maneuver the newer Pasar Baru I with stalls selling an amazing variety of meats, fresh vegetables, and vibrant tropical fruits stacked high on wooden carts. You may even spot items out of your usual supermarket buys. Not to worry though; the amicable store owners will gladly provide an introduction. ...

Tanjung Pinang Wet Markets2018-08-08T12:21:24+00:00

Pulau Penyengat

3 October 2018

An offshore island from the main capital of Tanjung Pinang, Pulau Penyengat is known as the abode of the kings as it was the central seat of power during the final phase of the Malay kingdom. Home to palace ruins, royal mausoleums and other sites from a bygone Riau-Lingga sultanate era, the island possesses major Malay cultural and historical significance. Due to the inviolable sanctity of Pulau Penyengat, visitors are advised to dress conservatively.   ...

Pulau Penyengat2018-10-08T16:17:38+00:00