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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

Ramayana Witrano

3 May 2018

Located near the bridge to Pulau Dompak, Ramayana Wiratno is considered Bintan Island’s first major mall. This is where the locals head to check things off their shopping list. Here, you can snatch up some neat bargains with the extensive discounts offered. Those seeking traditional Indonesian costumes with vibrant-hued Batik fabric should make their way here.   There is a huge supermarket for daily necessities and an extensive arcade to keep the young ones occupied ...

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Rimba Jaya

3 May 2018

Rimba Jaya is one of the best hangout spots in Tanjung Pinang after the sun sets. Go on an empty stomach! The area plays host to a night market, hawker centre, hipster cafes, a bar and even an authentic Japanese restaurant. Due to the affordable prices across the area, it is popular amongst the locals too.   At Cangkir Hawker Centre, fragrances wafting from the rows of food stalls will lead you to savoury local ...

Rimba Jaya2018-09-26T17:19:32+00:00

Tanjung Uban Scenic Voyager

30 July 2018

Checking off many scenic spots, the Tanjung Uban Scenic Voyager Tour offers visitors an authentic and interactive experience. Be transported to a magical desert setting at Gurun Pasir Busung and Telega Biru. The impressive sand dunes form desert-like terrain coupled with emerald lagoons are a sight to behold; they make fantastic backdrops to your next insta-worthy profile picture.   Situated on the north-west coast of Bintan Island, Tanjung Uban is the second largest town after ...

Tanjung Uban Scenic Voyager2022-06-21T17:05:09+00:00

South Bintan Heritage Tour

8 August 2018

Explore the rich culture and heritage of Bintan island with this day tour that covers the must-visit sites of South Bintan. Start the day at the surreal settings of Vihara Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva (500 Lohan Temple), home to over 500 life-like stone statures of arhats and other intricately carved structures.   Next, board the pompong (water taxi) at the jetty of Tanjung Pinang and head towards Pulau Penyengat. Known as the abode of the kings, this ...

South Bintan Heritage Tour2022-05-01T12:05:43+00:00