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5 Idyllic Islands Off Mersing, Johor For The Perfect Getaway

5 Idyllic Islands Off Mersing, Johor

Johor is the southern gateway of Malaysia. It is home not only to rustic nature parks, different types of recreation farm for agriculture tourism and eco-tourism, heritage and museums sites but also little known idyllic islands, off Mersing. Mersing town is located on the East Coast of Johor, Malaysia. It is widely known for the passenger boat jetty, the gateway to famous offshore islands such as Tioman. The islands of Malaysia offers stunning beaches, crystal clear waters and colourful reefs. We found five little known and less commercialised idyllic islands off Mersing, Johor – Pulau Pemanggil, Pulau Rawa, Pulau Tinggi, Pulau Sibu and Pulau Aur for your perfect quiet weekend getaway!

There are ferries scheduled every 1 to 3 hours from the Mersing Jetty to the islands. The journey to the islands will take a couple of hours and is dependent on tidal change and waiting time. Despite the long trip, you can rejoice once you set foot on the pristine and untouched islands. You have left the masses and clutter behind to sheer tranquillity.

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Pulau Pemanggil

Endless stretches of white sandy beaches and abundant marine life.

Pulau Pemanggil Jetty

Pulau Pemanggil Jetty

Pulau Rawa

An uninhabited island that is surrounded by clean blue waters and boost a spotless white coral sand beach.

Pulau Rawa, Mersing, Johor

Pulau Rawa, Mersing, Johor

Pulau Tinggi

Pulau Tinggi got its name from “Tinggi” means “high” in Malay, as symbolised by a 600m hill on the island.

Pulau Tinggi, Mersing, Johor

Pulau Tinggi, Mersing, Johor

Pulau Sibu

Offshore coral reefs, sheltered coastlines, and its abundant marine life make Pulau Sibu a perfect location for scuba diving.

Pulau Sibu, Mersing, Johor

Pulau Sibu, Mersing, Johor

Pulau Aur

Pulau Aur is furthermost away from the coast; the waters are deeper and crystal-clear, making it a diving paradise.

Pulau Aur, Mersing, Johor

Pulau Aur, Mersing, Johor