Penyengat Island

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Penyengat Island

Penyengat Island, Pulau Penyengat in Indonesian (literally, Wasp Island) is an island in Riau Province, Indonesia, of approximately 2 square kilometres. It lies just off Bintan Island, close to Tanjung Pinang, the capital of Riau Province.

The island has historical significance, dating back to the 18th Century, when it was established as a fort as part of the Sultanate of Johor by the Bugis.

The island contains the tomb of Raja Ali Haji, a 19th Century Islamic historian and scholar.

Coordinates: 0°55′40″N 104°25′03″E / 0.92778°N 104.41750°E / 0.92778; 104.41750