Bintan was a territory of the Malaysian rulers and this is why Penyegat was the royal capital of the Riao-Johor Region. You will come across a lot of ruins here which are about 70 years old. They have just recently been restored. The island initially belonged to Raja Haji who fortified it from protection against external forces; he ultimately died in 1784 leaving his ruins buried on the island. The island was then taken over by Raja Hamidah who subsequently took control over it. The island currently stands 15 minutes away from Tanjung Pinang by a ferry. So, exploring the Raja Haji Fisabillah Monument will not be a problem at all.