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Hidden Islands in Johor

Sep 14, 2018


Have you heard of all these hidden islands in Johor? Now you don't have to travel all the way to Thailand, Indonesia or Sabah for an island getaway! They are all located in Johor, if not, just a boat ride away.


1. Pulau Tioman


Tioman Island lies off the east shoreline of Peninsular Malaysia, in the South China Sea. The region is known for its diving sites, which have corals, sea fans and sea sponges, as well as shipwreck. The island is shrouded in tropical rainforests, home to butterflies, reptiles and monkeys. On the east coast, the Juara Turtle Project is a hatchery that secures and studies ocean turtles. The island is located in Pahang but the closest you can get to this island is from Mersing Jetty and thus, many considered it as a part of Johor.



2. Pulau Aur


Pulau Aur is located in the east side of Johor Bahru. This island is smaller compared to pulau Dayang and Pulau Pemanggil. However, they are all part of Marine Park. Even though it is small, you can do many activities in this island and it has multiple spot for scuba diving and snorkelling. You can reach this island from Mersing Jetty which is located in Johor Bahru by a boat and it will take approximately 4-5 hours to reach the island.


3. Pulau Besar


Pulau Besar, formerly known as Pulau Babi Besar is one of the hidden islands in Mersing, Johor that you should be visiting on your holiday. It can be reached by taking a boat from Mersing town for about 30 minutes. This island is surrounded by a few island such as Pulau Rawa, Pulau Tinggi and Pulau Sibu. There are several water sports such as banana boat ride, water jet-ski, snorkelling and so on which you can try on this island.



4. Pulau Pemanggil


Pulau Pemanggil, one of the best fishing spots in Malaysia, is situated on the west side of Johor Bahru, and the south from Tioman. Other than fishing, Pulau Pemanggil offers you several water activities such as snorkelling and scuba diving. There’s a hill for those who love hiking and wants to experience the scenic view of the island with bird’s view. You can reach this island from Mersing jetty which will take about 4-5 hours.




5. Pulau Rawa


When you go to Pulau Rawa, you will be awe by the powdery beach and the absolute crystal clear water with the extraordinary sea views. Pulau Rawa offers you several activities which can be carried out such as snorkelling, water slides, fishing and canoeing. You can reach pula rawa from Mersing Jetty by a boat and it will take approximately half an hour to reach the island.



6. Pulau Tinggi


Pulau Sibu came from a group of islands named by Pulau Sibu Besar, Pulau Sibu Tengah, Pulau Sibu Kukus and finally Pulau Sibu Hujung. As there are many islands there, visitors often carry out island hopping and other activities on this beautiful island such as wind surfing, cycling, beach sports, canoeing, jungle trekking, snorkelling, diving and many more. 



7. Pulau Sibu


Pulau Sibu came from a group of islands named by Pulau Sibu Besar, Pulau Sibu Tengah, Pulau Sibu Kukus and finally Pulau Sibu Hujung. As there are many islands there, visitors often carry out island hopping and other activities on this beautiful island such as wind surfing, cycling, beach sports, canoeing, jungle trekking, snorkelling, diving and many more. 




8. Pulau Harimau

Pulau Harimau, which literally means Tiger Island, is situated off east coast of Mersing district, Johor. This island is called tiger because of its top view which looks like a tiger in the middle of the sea. You can snorkel and dive in crystal clear water or you can simply enjoy the view from this island from the lighthouse.


9. Pulau Dayang

Pulau Dayang is located on the west side of Johor Baharu. It is a diver’s and snorkeler’s paradise because this island is famous for its diving site. You can enjoy the view of marine life under the water such as whales, sharks and rays. You can go to this island from Mersing Jetty which is located in Johor Bahru. 




10. Pulau Tengah

Pulau Tengah (Tengah Island) is a privately owned island located at the east coast of Johor around 9km far from Mersing town and is home to an upscale resort called Batu Batu. This island is where most of the visitors come to witness the egg-laying process of the leatherback turtle in the month of July each year. The island is 30 minutes away from Mersing Jetty.



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