Pulau Penyengat, Indonesia

3 February 2019

A lovely walk around the Indonesian island of Penyengat, which was a lot more interesting than I had expected. In the 18th century, this island was established as a fort for the sultanate of Johor-Riau.

To get to Penyengat, it takes a 15min boat ride from Tanjung Pinang on Bintan Island in one of these "pompongs".

Halfway there...

The colorful boat jetty on Pulau Penyengat.

Then I just walked all around the island.

Would you like a ride?

Map, elevation profile, and additional information

GPS track Penyengat.gpx
Trailhead coordinates 0.930031, 104.421383
Length & cumulative elevation 7.2km, +115/-115m
Public transport Pompong from Tanjung Pinang, Bintan Island.
Useful websites
Remarks Those colorful motorbikes are used to ride tourist around the island, but walking is much nicer!

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