Situated right across the current capital of Tanjung Pinang, the lovely island of Penyenget was initially a gift from Rajah RaiuLingga VI to his brother in law Sultan Mahmud, way back in 1805. The island is currently filled with ruins of Rajah Ali’s palace. Meant as a wedding present at first, this island took the entire region by storm by becoming its capital. This island also played its part in the history of Singapore, as negotiations took place from here, of handing over the land to the Britishers, in exchange for military protection in 1819. Also present on this island are the tombs of Rajah Jaafar and Rajah Ali.