Monday, 20 June 2011

Island Penyengat


Island Penyengat, Riau Islands, Indonesia

Tourist Attractions and Beaches in Indonesia
Biting Biting Island or Pulau Inderasakti in the designation historical sources, is a small island which is approximately 6 km from the town of Tanjung Pinang, Riau Islands Province of central government. The island, measuring approximately 2,500 meters x 750 meters, and is approximately 35 miles from the island of Batam. This island can be addressed by using a boat, or better known bot bot pompong. By using a bot pompong, requiring travel time of approximately 15 minutes.

Penyengat Island is one of the attractions in the Riau Islands. One could object that we are the clay Grand Mosque of Sultan Riau made ​​from egg whites, the tombs of the kings, tombs of national heroes Raja Ali Haji, the Palace complex and the Office of the fortress on Bukit Kursi.


History

In the 18th century, Raja Haji to build a fort on the island Penyengat, the fort is precisely located in Bukit Kursi, there is placed a cannon as the base defense Bintan He mastered the wife of King Hamida year 1804. His son then ruled the Riau islands of Pulau Penyengat. Meanwhile, his brother's reign on the island of Linga in the south and established the linga-Riau Sultanate.