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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 ...

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

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 ...

Tanjung Pinang2018-10-03T11:12:21+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

Tanjung Pinang City Center

3 May 2018

Tanjung Pinang City Center is the newest and biggest shopping mall in the town of Tanjung Pinang. The mall houses myraid food and beverage, fashion, accessories, gadgets and entertainment tenants to provide an integrated shopping experience. Opened in 2016, it has three levels of retail shops including the Matahari departmental store and a basement where the supermarket (Hypermart) is located. One of the must-buys of Indonesia—Kueh Lapis can be found here. The mall is especially ...

Tanjung Pinang City Center2018-08-15T15:29:51+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