HomeBlogs Sultan Riau Mosque Sultan Riau Grand Mosque is a famous historical tourist site on
Penyengat Island, Tanjung Pinang, Kepulauan Riau province. This mosque
was built when the island was the residence of Engku Puteri Raja
Hamidah, wife of the Riau ruler, Sultan Mahmudsyah (1761—1812).
Initially, this mosque was a simple wooden building with brick floors
and about 6 meter tall towers.
Sultan Abdurrahman then invited
participation from his people to help build a bigger mosque. People from
many places around the Riau Lingga area came to the island to donate
their materials, food and manpower.
Some said that due to
abundant food supplies of rice, vegetables and eggs, workers were so
bored eating eggs that they only ate the yolks and used the whites as
adhesive material. The egg whites were mixed with sand and limestone to
make this mosque which still stands strong today.