Riau, Batam, Bintang, Rempang Island, Maps and Golf Courses

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Riau, Batam, Bintang, Rempang Island, Maps and Golf Courses

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Batam Island is a very strategic island designated as a center of industry, tourism and trade. It lies close to Singapore. The Nongsa recreational region has international hotels, four golf courses, a marina sports facility and a forest reserve. Batam can be reached in two hours from Tanjung Pinang by ferry and in about half an hour from Singapore.

Golf Courses

Indah Puri Resort

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Jln. Ir Sutami, Patam Lestari 24922, Sekupang, Batam
Head Office: 1 Fifth Avenue, #02-06/07 Guthrie House, Singapore 268802
Telephone (62) 778 323702/3
Head Office: 6466 2555
Golf Booking / Marketing & Membership:(65) 62700 533
Fax (62) 778 323720
Head Office: 6466 9447
Golf Booking / Marketing & Membership(65) 6271 9036
Website www.indahpuri.com
Email Batam Clubhouse : se@indahpuri.com
sme@indahpuri.com
Golf Booking / Marketing & Membership: golf@indahpuri.com
Holes 18 Championship course / Walking & Buggy course
Fairway Grass: Bermuda and Cow Grass
Green Grass: Bermuda Tiff Dwarf
Length Blue Tees: 6080 m, White Tees: 5600 m, Red Tees: 5055 m
ParCourse/Rating: 72
Visitors Daily (Night Golfing is not available)
Dress code: No jeans and collarless Tee-Shirts
Green Fees
N/A
Course Designer Ronald Fream
1993
Location Indah Puri Resort is located on the north-west coast of Batam Island, it is a prestigious 300 acre development 7 minutes from the Sekupang ferry terminal and 40 minutes from Singapore’s Harbourfront Ferry Terminal.
From Singapore, the ferry trip to Sekupang lasts about an hour. Upon arrival at Sekupang, the Indah Puri Customer Relation Officer will arrange express clearance and transfer to the Indah Puri Resort ( a 5 to 10 minutes bus ride).
Facilities
. In addition to golf, there are service apartments for rent. Amenities includeswimming pool and tennis courts.
. Club house, restaurant
Swimming pool, massage and foot reflexology services
Description

Running parallel with the beach at one point, the fairways meander along the beautiful beach, with well placed bunkers and lakes to challenge the seasoned golfers and yet made forgiving for the beginners.

Palm Springs Golf & Beach Resort

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Address Palm Springs Golf & Beach Resort
Jalan Hang Leiku, Nongsa
P.O. Box 616, Batam
Telephone +62 778 761222
Singapore Office:
+65 6276 1027
Fax +62 778 761223
Singapore Office:
+65 6276 1028
Website http://www.palmsprings.com.sg
Email marketingbtm@palmsprings.com.sg
Holes Three nine-hole challenging buggy courses with breathtaking ocean views
Fairway Grass : Zoysia Matarela Green : Bermuda Tirdwarf
Length Palm & Resort: 6,053 m
Resort & Island: 6,090 m
Palm & Island: 5,871 m
Par
SSS 72 / 72 / 72
71 / 71 / 69
Visitors Operating Hours: Daily (Mon-Sun); Dress Code: Normal golfing attire
Green Fees
Walk in Visitors:
Weekdays: E / Weekends & Public Holidays: F
Course Designer Larry Nelson 1989
Developed by PT AFP Dwilestari
Location
Situated on the North East of Batam Island at Nongsa, Palm Spring Golf & Country Club was carved out of mangrove swamp.
10 Mns from Hang Hadim International Airport in Batam. From Singapore Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, catch a 30 Mn ferry ride to the Nongsa Resort Terminal. From there, a drive to the clubhouse will only take you 3 minutes.
Facilities
* Corporate Meetings / Private Parties
* Food & Drinks, Karaoke Lounge,
Caddies/Putting Green
* Golf Lessons
* Practice green and teaching hole
* Swimming Pool, 2 Tennis Courts, Massage Rooms, Sauna, Steam Bath, Water Sports facilities
About the courses

The layout becomes challenging when played from the championship tees, the toughest of the three being the Palm Course.

Asian Golf Monthly named Palm Springs Golf as one of the 10 best golf course in Indonesia in 2005.

GOLF PACKAGE
IMPROVING YOUR GOLF GAME OUR RESIDENT PRO, DENNY SUPRIADI, ranked THE BEST 4th PRO In Indonesia.
Program we offer is :
– Play 18 holes with the Pro.
– Beginner Lesson.
– Intermediate Lesson.
– Improving Your Chipping.
Golf Driving Package :
– S$25 ( 200 balls and 1 hour coaching )
– S$40 ( 200 balls and 2 hour coaching )
– Additional ball are S$5
– Driving Range is close on Monday.
Visitor Golf Rate
Visitor
Weekday $ 70.00
Saturday PP $ 105.00
Saturday Al $ 90.00
Sunday/PH PP $ 95.00
Sunday/PH Al $ 80.00

Inclusive of :
* 18 Holes Green Fee
* Buggy & Caddy
* 10% Golfing Tax
* Golfing Insurance & Tax

*Promotions from JANUARY to MARCH 2010
(Special Golf Packages for Singapore Golfers)

1) Weekdays Special Promotion (Mon to Fri except PH) S$ 95 nett
Package inclusive of 2Way ferry, light lunch, buggy & caddy, 18 hole, Golf insurance, related transfer

2) Weekends Special Promotion
Saturday S$132 nett (Peak Period)
Saturday S$116 nett (After lunch)
Sunday S$118 nett (Peak Period)
Sunday S$106 nett (After lunch)

Package inclusive of 2Way ferry, buggy & caddy, 18 holes green fee, tax & insurance, related transfer

3) WEEKENDS Golf, Shopping & Stay NOVOTEL(Fri/ Sat or Sat/Sun)
S$ 195 per pax Twin Share (Minimum 1 Flight)
* 1 Night Stay at NOVOTEL Hotel (Twin – Sharing)
* One Breakfast
* 2Way Ferry
* 2X18 Hole Green Fee at Palm Springs
* Buggy & Caddy
* Land Transfer ( Palm Springs to Novotel Two Way )
* Golfing Tax
* Tee Off on Saturday after 12.00pm
* Transport to NOVOTEL at 2 pm or 6 pm (Batam Time)
Additional S$ 36 for Single Occupancy

4) WEEKENDS Golf, Shopping & Stay GRAND MAJESTY (Fri/ Sat or Sat/Sun)
S$ 188 per pax Twin Share (Minimum 1 Flight)
* 1 Night Stay at G.MAJESTY Hotel (Twin – Sharing)
* One Breakfast
* 2Way Ferry
* 2X18 Hole Green Fee at Palm Springs
* Buggy & Caddy
* Land Transfer ( Palm Springs to G.Majesty Two Way )
* Golfing Tax
* Tee Off on Saturday after 12.00pm
* Transport to G.MAJESTY at 2 pm or 6 pm (Batam Time)
Additional S$ 33 for Single Occupancy

5) WEEKENDS 2D 1N stay PALM LODGE (Fri/Sat OR Sat/Sun)
S$158 per pax Twin Share
* 1 Night Stay Palm Lodge (Twin – Sharing)
* One Breakfast
* 2Way Ferry
* 2X18 Hole Green Fee at Palm Springs
* Buggy & Caddy
* Golfing insurance
* Land Transfer Provided
* First day tee Off after 12.00 Batam Time
Additional S$ 15 for Single Occupancy

6) WEEKDAYS Golf Escapade @Nongsa TURI (Hotel Stay Sun to Thu Only)
S$158 per pax Twin share
* 1 Night Stay at Turi Beach Resort (Twin – Sharing)
* One Breakfast
* 2Way Ferry
* 2X18 Hole Green Fee at Palm Springs
* Buggy & Caddy
* Golfing Tax
* Related Land Transfer
* Tee Off on Sunday after 12.00 Batam Time
Additional S$ 31 for Single Occupancy

7) WEEKDAYS Stay GRAND MAJESTY (Hotel Stay Sun to Thu Only)
S$ 158 per pax Twin Share (Minimum 1 Flight)
* 1 Night Stay at G.MAJESTY Hotel (Twin – Sharing)
* One Breakfast
* 2Way Ferry
* 2X18 Hole Green Fee at Palm Springs
* Buggy & Caddy
* Land Transfer (Palm Springs to G.Majesty Two Way )
* Golfing Tax
* Tee Off on Sunday after 12.00pm
* Transport to G.MAJESTY at 2 pm or 6 pm (Batam Time)
Additional S$ 33 for Single Occupancy
8) WEEKDAYS Stay NOVOTEL(Hotel Stay Sun to Thu Only)
S$ 163 per pax Twin Share (Minimum 1 Flight)
* 1 Night Stay at NOVOTEL Hotel (Twin – Sharing)
* One Breakfast
* 2Way Ferry
* 2X18 Hole Green Fee at Palm Springs
* Buggy & Caddy
* Land Transfer (Palm Springs to Novotel Two Way )
* Golfing Tax
* Tee Off on Sunday after 12.00pm
* Transport to NOVOTEL at 2 pm or 6 pm (Batam Time)
Additional S$ 36 for Single Occupancy

Paradise Bay Golf Resort

Address Paradise Bay Golf Resort
Jalan Diponegoro
Tanjong Unchang, Batam
Telephone (0778) 391901
Singapore Office: 65-276 6668
Fax (0778) 391 904
Singapore Office: 65-276 7968
Website N/A
Email N/A
Holes 18
Walking & Buggy course
Length Blue Tees: 6375 m
Par 72
Visitors Opened from 08 00 to 13 00. Closed Tuesdays.
Green Fees
Walk in Visitors: Weekdays -C
Weekends & Public Holidays-F
Members’ Guests: Weekdays -A
Weekends & Public Holidays -D
Course Designer Max Wexler
Location Take a ferry from World Trade Centre in Singapore to Batam and you will be transferred to the club. (To be arranged in advance).
Facilities
. Restaurant
. Putting Green
. Caddies available

Ria Bintan Golf Club

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Address Ria Bintan Golf Club
Jalan Perigi Raja, A11, Lagoi Bintan Island
Telephone Bintan: (62) 770 692 839 / 68
Singapore Office: Reservations: (65) 6433 7714 / 692
(65) 6433 7712
Fax Bintan: (62) 770 692 837 / 69
Singapore Office: (65) 6337 7224
Website www.riabintan.com
Email booking@riabintan.com
Holes 18/18 Championship layouts
Buggy course (buggy hire is compulsory)
Length Ocean Course: 6470 m
Forest Course (1st 9 open for play): 6195 m
Par 72/72
Visitors Open daily: 06.30 – 19.30 (First & last tee times 07.00 & 14.30)
Maintenance days: 1x 9 holes closed on Tues
Public golf club, no handicap certificate required, dress code: normal golfing attire
Green Fees
Visitors: Weekdays -E
Weekends -G
Includes shared buggy and taxes
Course Designer Gary Player
Ocean Course: 1997, 1st nine of the Forest Course: Nov 2000
Location Getting there from Singapore
Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (Singapore) to Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal (Bintan)
Estimated 45 minutes by high speed catamaran

Getting there from Batam (Indonesia)
Telaga Punggur Ferry Terminal (Batam) to Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal (Bintan)
Estimated 40 minutes by Ferry
Facilities
. Function Rooms: “Samudera” and “Rimba”
. Asmara Spa
. Caddies
. Putting green
. Halfway House
. Golf Academy
Description

The most scenic and challenging hole must be the par three ninth hole where players have to to play over a sea inlet.
Prestigious awards include: Asian Golf Monthly “Best Golf Resort in Asia 2000″ – 1st. Runner up Asian Golf Monthly “Best Course in Indonesia 2000″ – 1st. Runner up Asian Golf Monthly “Best Oar Four in Asia 2000″ – 1st. Runner up (Ocean course hole 8) Nominated for Golf Asia “Best Golf Course & Best Club 2000/2001″

Venue of the Motorola International Bintan March 22-25, 2007.

Southlinks Country Club

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Jalan Gajah Mada 9 km 5kp., Sei Ladi, Sekupang Batam
Singapore Office:
Marketing And Customer Service Department, 1 Maritime Square, #09-58 Harbour Front Centre, Singapore 099253
Telephone 011-778-324 168 / 128
Singapore Office: 6270 0062
Reservation : 6278-7079
Fax 011-778-323 288
Singapore Office: 6270 0029
Website www.southlinksgolf.com
Email slccfad@indosat.net.id
Singapore Office: southlinksgolf@sembpark.com.sg
Holes 18 hole buggy course (restricted to buggy tracks)
Fairway Grass: Zoysia Matrella
Green Grass : Bermuda Tifdwarf
Length Blue Tees : 5880 m
White Tees : 5435 m
Red Tees : 4091
Par 72
Visitors Book in advance.
Clubhouse front office operating hours: 7.00am – 9.00pm daily
Maintenance Days: Mondays
Dress Code: Normal golfing attire
Save money at this course with the Open Fairways Golfer’s Passport
Green Fees
Weekday: Resident -A, Guest -A, Visitor -B
Weekend: Resident -A/C ; Guest -D ; Visitor -E
Special promotions sometimes offered. Check with Club.
Course Designer Mr Hisamitsu Ohnishi
Opened : 18 April 1996
Location How to get there:
Either :35 minutes by ferry from World Trade Centre, Singapore to Sekupang Jetty in Batam and 12 minutes shuttle service from Jetty to Southlinks.
Or 45 minutes by ferry from World Trade Centre, Singapore to Batu Ampar Jetty, Batam and 8 minutes shuttle service from jetty to Southlinks.
Golf bags handling service is provided by the club from World Trade Centre right up to the club and vice versa.
Facilities
. Restaurants offering Western and Eastern cuisine, Lounge, Golfers Terrace, Business Centre
. Accomodation, Chalets
. Caddies
. Golf Lessons
. Tennis, Swimming Pool, Snooker, Traditional Massage, Foot Reflexology, Gymnasium, Gaming Machines, Fishing
Description Southlinks Country Club, is located by the sea whose streams are transformed into lakes and ponds to blend in with the fairways.
The average golfer will find this course both forgiving and challenging.

Tering Bay Golf and Country Club

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Address Tering Bay Golf and Country Club
Jalan Hang Lekiu Km 4
Nongsa, Batam
Telephone 62-778-761-818
Singapore Office: 65-6225-0833
Fax 62-778 761 801
Singapore Office: 65-6225-0933
Website N/A
Email tering@indosat.net.id
Singapore Office: tering@singnet.com.sg
Jakarta Office: intanfjr@centrin.net.id
Holes 18 -Seaside course
Tee box Grass: Bermuda 328
Fairway Grass: Bermuda 328
Grass on Greens: Tifdwarf
Length 6,405 m
Par 72
Visitors Open Daily: Mon – Fri: 06:00 – 19:00
Sat, Sun & Public holidays: 06:00 – 20:00
No closure (continuous maintenance).
Dress Code: Normal golfing attire
Save money at this course with the Open Fairways Golfer’s Passport
Green Fees
Green Fees Member’s guests:
Weekdays: C, Weekends & Public Holidays: D
Green Fees Walk in visitors / tourists:
Weekdays: E, Weekends & Public Holidays: F
Course Designer Greg Norman
1995
Location
Located near Nongsa Beach in Batam, just 45 minutes away from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (Singapore) to Nongsapura Ferry Terminal (Batam). Transfers to the Club available.
Facilities
. Main Restaurant, Golfers’ Grill, Locker rooms (with whirlpool, sauna, and massage rooms), 3 private Function rooms
. Practice Green
. Caddies
. Chalets

Bintan

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Riau Archipelago with Tanjung Pinang as the capital city Is blessed of a lot potential tourism objects, beautiful beaches, and culture attractions. It is located at the crossroads of one of the world’s oldest and busiest maritime routes and well reputes as an ideal stop over for trade and commerce. Riau Archipe¬lago was once home a sea gypsies cruising its rich mangroves forest and waterways. Moreover, it was on this island that the Sultan of Malacca found refuge from Portuguese attack in the 16th century, mapping tales of the legendary importance when Bintan thenceforth grew as the center of the powerful Johor Riau Sultanate.
Riau Islands can easily reached by air or sea from Jakarta and Pekanbaru directly. Batam and Bintan have international shiplines and flight. It is only 45 minutes away from Singapore by ferry.
Perahu Naga (Dragon Boat) Festival in every October covers a distance of 400 meters with both domestic and foreign contestants. It is held along the Tanjung Pinang coast facing Penyengat Island. It features cultural performances, swimming contest and traditional diving challenge.
Tanjung Pinang
Tanjung Pinang is a busy town on Bintan Island, now as a capital of Riau Archipelago. It has a Museum on Jl. Katamso. A large section of the old part of the town was built in traditional local fashion, on stilts, over the water. Tanjung Pinang City is located at about 10 km from the airport. This town also has 2 ports, Sri Bintan Pura in Tanjung Pinang and Sri Bayintan in Kijang. Tanjung Pinang Serves flight to Pekanbaru and Natuna.

Bintan Island. International investors have developed many new hotels, integrated world-class resorts, international golf courses on the island of Bintan. Other deve¬lopments include industrial parks, medical, commercial and banking facilities that are readily available to any visitors. During your visit to Riau Archipelago will not be bored or uninspired because there are many other interesting places like Pasar Ikan (Fish Market) where fresh, cheap seafood and ve¬getables are sold. There are also the Akau (Night Market), Pelantar (Water Villages) and shops selling local handicraft, natural attraction like watching the turtles laying their eggs or fishing on the Kelong.
Trikora Beach
Trikora Beach is about 40 kilometers south of Tanjung Pinang on the eastern side of the island. Good beaches are also found on the islands of Terkulai and Soreh, about an hour away by boat.

Pulau Penyengat (Stinging Island) When people found on the first time, Penyengat Island was an island with many stinging bees it is six kilometers from Tanjung Pinang, can be reached in 15 minutes by boat. The seat of the powerful Bugis viceroys of Riau during the 18th century, Penyengat still bears the traces of its illustrious past. Ruins, abandoned for almost 70 years, were recently restored. The old ruler’s palace and royal tombs are among the legacies left by the Riau sultanate. Still in use is the old viceroyal mosque, the Mesjid Raya, there is also a newly built cultural center for stage performances of Malay music and dances.

Golf Courses

Bintan Lagoon Resort

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Address Bintan Lagoon Resort, Jalan Indera Segara, Lagoi, Bintan Utara
Telephone (65) 6223 3223
Fax (65) 6421 7878
Website www.bintanlagoon.com
Email Golfing information: peter@bintanlagoon.com
Holes 1. Jack Nicklaus Seaview -18
2. Ian Baker-Finch Woodlands -18
Tee box Grass: Bermuda 419
Fairway Grass: Bermuda 419
Green Grass: Bermuda Tifdwarf
Length 1. Black Tees 6352 m (5 different tee locations )
2. Black Tees 6203 m (5 different tee locations )
Par 72 / 72
Visitors Open daily 07.00
Maintenance Days: Jack Nicklaus -Mon, Ian Baker Finch -Wed
Dress Code: Normal golfing attire
Save money at this course with the Open Fairways Golfer’s Passport
Green Fees
Hotel Guest: Mondays – Fridays -D
Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays -F
Visitors: E / G
Includes Green Fees and Buggy Fees (2 golfers to 1 buggy).
& 10% VAT
Course Designer Jack Nicklaus & Ian Baker-Finch
1996
Location Bintan Lagoon Resort is located at the top of a small hill adjoining one of the best beaches in the region.From Singapore, go to Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to board a high speed Catamaran. (Ample car parking space is available at the Ferry Terminal). The ferry journey takes about 45 minutes. A mini bus service running between the ferry terminal and the various hotels is available.
Bintan Lagoon Resorts can also be accessible from Sister Island and Batam by taking a 35 minute-speedboat ride.
Facilities
. At the hotel: International Cuisine, Lounges and Bars .
. At the Golf Clubhouse: Haskell’s Cafe (Asian and Western cuisine).
At the Pool / Beach: Grilled Seafood & Steaks,
Refreshments & Snacks.
. Locker Rooms, Shoe Rental, Massage Service
. Corporate events catered for.
. Practice putting green
. PGA golf professional /Golf Academy
. Halfway House facilities
Description
1. The Jack Nicklaus Seaview course follows the seashore offering stunning views over the South China Sea & it has numerous water hazards and sculptured tees.
– Signature Holes :
The Par 3 12th with its stunning backdrop of the Sea.& the 13th with its split green (one of the streams on the course runs through the middle).
– The course played host to the inaugural Asia Pacific PGA Ericsson Masters in 1997, an event co-sanctioned by the Omega and Australiasian PGA Tour.
2. The Ian Baker-Finch Woodlands is inland taking full advantage of the undulating terrain and natural jungle. It is challenging yet playable by all golfers.

Asian Golf Monthly Annual Awards 2000:
Best Clubhouse in Asia – 1st runner-up
Best Par Five in Asia – (11th hole, Sea View Course) – 1st Runner-up.

Banyan Tree Bintan Golf Club

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Address Banyan Tree Bintan Golf Club
(formerly known as the Kadena Golf Course), Site A4, Lagoi
Bintan Island
Telephone

+62 770 693 100
Group reservations: +65 6849 5899
Pro Shop: +62 634-3900
Fax +62 770 693 200
Group reservations: +65 6462 2800
Website www.banyantree.com
Email bintan@banyantree.com
Group reservations: reservations@banyantree.com
Holes 18
Championship golf course
Length N/A
Par/Ratings 72
Blue tees: 69.7, White tees: 70.7, Red tees: 69.5
Visitors First Tee Off: 6.45am
Last Tee Off: 2.30pm
Green Fees
Hotel’s Guests: Weekdays: C, Weekends: D
Visitors: D / F
Packages available
Course Designer Greg Norman
Opened in 1960
Location Located 45 minutes from Singapore by high speed catamaran from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal, Banyan Tree Bintan is perched on hill slopes and set amidst lush tropical surroundings facing the South China Sea.in a lush tropical setting overlooking the South China Sea.
Facilities
. Restaurants (Saffron, The Cove, Treetops), In-Villa Dining, Function Rooms, Weddings
. Villas
. Spa, Tennis Courts, Watersports facilities
. Caddies available

Laguna Bintan Golf Club

Address Laguna Bintan Golf Club
Said A4, Lagoi, Bintan Island
Telephone +62 770 693 188
Fax +62 770 693 288
Website www.bintan-resorts.com
Email reservation@bintanlagoon.com
Holes 18 Championship Course (Buggy Course – buggy on track)
Tee box Grass: Bermuda Tifway
Fairway Grass: Bermuda Tifway
Grass on Greens: Bermuda Tifdwarf
Length Black 6300m, Blue 5890m, White 5570 m, Red 8200 m
Par 72
Visitors First tee off: 6.45am
Last tee off: 2.30 pm for 18-hole and 4.30 pm for 9-hole
Dress Code: Normal golfing attire
Save money at this course with the Open Fairways Golfer’s Passport
Green Fees
Visitors: Weekdays -D, Weekends -F
Hotel Guests: C / D
Course Designer Greg Norman
1997
Location From Singapore, go to Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to board a high speed Catamaran. (Ample car parking space is available at the Ferry Terminal). The ferry journey takes about 45 minutes. The Club will provide special transportation for members and guests at applicable charges (It is a 10 minute-journey).
Facilities
. Caf绢r> . Putting and Chipping Green
. 2 Tennis Courts
. Caddies
Description “Spanning forests and natural wetlands, and extending from beachfront to an abandoned quarry, the diversity of the Greg Norman Course at Laguna Bintan Golf Club constantly presents new challenges that can be enjoyed by every golfer, regardless of ability and skill level.”

Proposed World Heritage

Pulau Penyengat Palace Complex Riau Sumatra

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Date of Submission: 19/10/1995
Criteria:
Category: Cultural
Submission prepared by:
Directorate General for Culture
Coordinates:
Riau Province
Ref.: 298

Pulau Penyengat is a small island six km. outside Tanjung Pinang, measuring just 2.500 by 750 meters. It can be reached in 15 minutes by one of frequent boats from Tanjung Pinang. In the 18th century Raja Haji (see history above) built an outpost here as part of the defense around Bintan. He controlled the area until he was eventually killed by the Dutch at Malacca in 1784. His remains are now buried here. The ruler of Johor, Sultan Mahmud, gave the island to his Bugis wife Raja Hamidah in 1804. Raja Hamidah’s son then ruled the Riau islands from Penyengat, while his half-brother ruled in the Lingga island to the south. Raffles turned this division to his advantage in 1819, when the prince of Penyengat gave him the island of Singapore in return for a large sum of money and the protection of the British crown.

Under the protection and support of the British the area saw an “golden age”, and the remains of this prosperous time can still be seen on the island. Some of the ruins have recently been restored, like the old ruler’s palace and royal tombs. The old mosque, Mesjid Raya, is still in use. A cultural center is also newly built for performances of Malay music and dance. At the west end of the island there is an impressive stone fort, built by Raja Haji to fend off Dutch attacks.

The restored palace of Raja Ali is located in the center of the island. Raja Ali was a strict follower of Islam, things like gambling and cockfighting, the wearing of gold and silk for men and mixing of unmarried men and women were strictly forbidden. His yellow and green Royal Mosque can be seen from far away, completed in 1844 it became an important center for Muslim Malay learning in the 19th century. Pulau Penyengat actually became the cultural capital of the Malay world, and some 9.000 people inhabited the island, among them religious scholars from as far away as Mecca.

The importance of Penyengat ended when the last Sultan of the Riau-Lingga, Abdul Rahman Muazzan Shah, refused to sign a contract with the Dutch that terminated the rights and authority of the traditional king and officers of Riau. He was then informed by the Dutch that his palaces, buildings, land, etc. would be confiscated. To prevent this he ordered the people on Penyengat to destroy the Dutch possessions on the island, this is the reason why there is not much left on Penyengat that shows its former glory. Today there are about 2.500 people living on the island, about one third of them are descendants of the former royalty, most of the residents make their living of fishing, while some work on the main island.

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