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ISLANDS HOLIDAYS
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TERENGGANU - EAST COAST REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA
PLACES OF INTEREST : Pulau Tenggol Island
 
 

PULAU TENGGOL ISLAND

Due to its distance from the main land, Pulau Tenggol Island is rewarded with clear and nutrient rich water from the South China Sea, accounting for the diversity of the marine life.

Beautiful beach at Pulau Tenggol Island - Dungun, Terengganu

 

Pulau Tenggol Island is about 1 hour by speedboat from Kuala Dungun (a small coastal town 60km from Kuala Terengganu and 145km from Kuantan, Pahang).  Pulau Tenggol Island, 17km off the coast of Kuala Dungun lies the small rocky island. An island visited mostly by fishermen, picnickers and naturalists, it possesses a variety of plants and animals, particularly reptiles.  The waters are among the deepest in east coast Peninsular Malaysia with most dive sites bottoming out at 30 meters. Large rocky outcrops and the boulder-like terrain dominate the seascape.

 

The western part of the Pulau Tenggol Island - with its secluded white beaches backed by steeply forested cliffs - is a pleasant retreat for swimming, diving, quiet strolls and lazing on the beach.  Pulau Tenggol Island lies not far from the East Coast mainland, and is an exceptional site to the few who have dived here. The reason is Pulau Tenggol Island offers the experienced diver over 20 dive sites and the thrill of wall diving.  Six island form the Pulau Tenggol Island archipelago, protected by a marine park status and consisting of Pulau Nyireh Island, Tokong Burung, Tokong Talang, Tokong Laut, Tokong Timur and Pulau Tenggol Island, which is the largest and only inhabited island.

 

Departure point to Pulau Tenggol Island is via Kuala Dungun, a buzzing fishing port at the mouth of the river where a constant stream of vessels head to far-off fishing grounds or returning to tie up on the jetties to off load the latest catch.

Tenggol Island or Pulau Tenggol - A delightful gems for divers with their scenic beaches, underwater rock formations and a plethora of marine life.

 
 
Beach aerial view at Pulau Tenggol Island - Dungun, Terengganu

Kayaking at Pulau Tenggol Island - Dungun, Terengganu

Snorkelling with Turtles at Pulau Tenggol Island - Dungun, Terengganu

 

Navigating the river mouth of the river mouth is only possible during high tide and getting the timing wrong may mean a few hours wait or transferring to the dive boat via small water taxis. The journey to Pulau Tenggol Island takes about 1 hour.  Accommodation on Pulau Tenggol Island ranges from the very basic dormitory style wooden A-frame huts to comfortable and private individual chalets with air-conditioning.

 

Food, mostly traditional Malay home cooking is served on verandas overlooking the well-sheltered bay. It is not uncommon to be entertained by the resident monkey population, which does not seem to mind to mingle with the diners. However, visitors are advised to stay well clear of the beach, especially at dusk, as sand flies make it their calling to pester the unwary.  The underwater topography of the Pulau Tenggol Island group varies from shallow reefs to deep rocky outcrops and sea mounts, extensions of the islands terrain beneath the surface of the surrounding waters, all richly covered with coral life, creating dramatic visual effects.

Shallow reefs to eep rocky outcrops and sea mounts - Pulau Tenggol Island

 
 
GETTING THERE
 

By Road

  • From Kuala Lumpur, Dungun can be reached via Kuantan in less than 4 hours travelling on the recently opened East Coast Highway.

  • If you get here by bus, take a bus to Kuala Terengganu and inform the bus driver to drop you at Dungun town.  When you reached Dungun, take a taxi to Kuala Dungun Jetty.

  •  From Kuala Terengganu Local Bus Station, get a Dungun bus.

 

By Air

Both national carriers, MAS, Air Asia and Fireflies offer regular daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to Terengganu arriving at Sultan Mahmud Airport.  It is advisable to get an early morning flight to Kuala Terengganu.  It is about 1? hour's drive to Dungun.  The transfer boat to Pulau Tenggol Island normally leaves at 10am.

 
 
 
 
PLACES OF INTEREST : Pulau Tenggol Island
TERENGGANU - EAST COAST REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA