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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

Rumah Imaji 3D Imagination House

8 February 2018

Exude your imagination skills with the latest attraction of Plaza Lagoi – Rumah Imaji 3D Imagination House! Enter into an alternate realm as you interact with over 50 different 3D and inverted settings including hand-painted mural illusions done up by talented artists of Yogyakarta. The first stop of the museum beckons you with an intriguing topsy-turvy experience in a traditional Malay house. Be enthralled by the twinkling lights of fireflies as you stroll into Bintan’s beautiful ...

Rumah Imaji 3D Imagination House2020-03-20T14:33:11+00:00

Tanjung Pinang Traditional Market

3 May 2018

After exploring the Tanjung Pinang Wet Markets, continue down the busy lanes of Jalan Pasar Ikan (Fish Market Street) and Jalan Plantar II (2nd Platform Street). Take heed of the locals on trishaws transporting cargo from the nearby jetty; this is where most of the commerce and trading action of Tanjung Pinang takes place.   There may not be lavish shopping malls lined up but shopping is best when haggling is allowed. Get your Indonesian ...

Tanjung Pinang Traditional Market2018-10-03T11:16:40+00:00

Masjid Raya Sultan Riau (Sultan of Riau’s Grand Mosque)

3 October 2018

Sitting regally in hues of royal yellow and green,  Masjid Raya Sultan Riau (Sultan of Riau’s Grand Mosque) is probably the first thing that catches your eye as you approach the Pulau Penyengat on the pompong (water taxi) from Tanjung Pinang. The royal mosque was constructed on higher grounds and no other buildings around it are allowed to surpass its height.  An interesting story recounts the bonding agent used for the construction of the mosque ...

Masjid Raya Sultan Riau (Sultan of Riau’s Grand Mosque)2018-10-03T10:56:22+00:00

Lake Lagoi

8 February 2018

Lake Lagoi is a 2.5-hectare freshwater lake adjacent to Grand Lagoi Hotel, enveloped by the viridian greens. The alluring hue of dawn is most ideal for morning jogs and walks on the pavement circling the lake. At midday, one may enjoy cruising through the peaceful perimeter of the lake with colourful pedal boats.     Lake Lagoi is also walking distance to nearby attractions like the picturesque Lagoi Beach and Plaza Lagoi where you can ...

Lake Lagoi2019-04-16T10:07:05+00:00