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JOHOR - SOUTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA

PLACES OF INTEREST :

ISLAND RETREATS - Island Holidays

 
 

The magical islands of Johor are endowed with crystal clear waters, powdery white sand and colourful marine life.

 

Johor, the southernmost state of the peninsula, is steeped in history and is a heaven for nature lovers. The state has an unbroken coastline flanked by the South China Sea in the east, extending around its southern tip to the western shoreline overlooking the Straits of Malacca. Johor Bahru the state capital is the site of several historical buildings and landmarks. The islands on the eastern coast of Johor are nature?s treasure. Like a necklace of glittering jewels, the islands of Sibu, Rawa, Pemanggil, Aur, Tinggi, Besar, Tengah, Mensirip and Hujung lay nestled off Johor?s eastern coast.  Their sun-drenched golden beaches, inviting turquoise water teeming with marine life beckon visitors. Over twenty of the islands are protected and are designated marine parks where one can come in close contact with nature. There are picturesque fishing villages in some islands and lush green vegetation. Way from the urban bustle the islands offer a wide range of accommodations. There are three clusters of islands; The northern cluster, the southern cluster and The eastern cluster.

 
 

The islands of Tinggi, Besar, Tengah, Mensirip and Hujung are idyllic secluded getaways.  These islands boast beautiful beaches with shady cool trees and clear waters.  Perfect for simply working on nothing but a tan!

 
 

GETTING THERE

 

The islands off the coast of Johor can be reached from Mersing by boat. The journey to Pulau Tengah, Pulau Besar and Pulau Rawa takes about an hour Pulau Sibu can also be reached from Tanjung Sedili by fast boats which take about 90 minutes. Most of Sibu resorts operate boat services from Tanjung Leman less than two hours drive from Johor Bahru. From Tanjung Leman, Sibu is just 12 km away. Pulau Tinggi is about three hours away While Pulau Aur can be reached in four to five hours. Pulau Pemanggil takes nearly two hours by fast boat. Ordinary boats are smaller and take about four hours.

 

MERSING

Mersing, a fishing village 138 km north of Johor Bahru, is the departure point to Johor?s islands in the South China Sea. The Mersing Boat Hire Association provides boats for inter-island or fishing. Mersing can be reached from Johor Bahru in a two or three hour drive. The Johor-Bahru-Mersing Express also operates scheduled bus services from Johor Bahru to Mersing on Sundays. On other days, departure time depends on the number of passengers. Many taxis ply the route as well.

 

BY ROAD

From Kuala Lumpur exit at Kluang in Johor on the North-South Expressway to get to either the Mersing or Tanjung Leman departure point. The two locations call also be accessed from Johor Bahru via Kota Tinggi. It takes about 4 hours to reach Mersing from Kuala Lumpur by car or 6 hours by coach. From Singapore, Mersing can be reached in two and a half hours,

 

BY RAIL

KTM or Malayan Railway has rail services from Kuala Lumpur to Kluang. From Kluang, public transport is available to the jetty.

 
 
 
 

PLACES OF INTEREST :

ISLAND RETREATS - Island Holidays

JOHOR - SOUTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA