Sibu Island Destination
Pulau Sibu is a pleasant hideaway with its lush tropical vegetation,
endless stretches of golden beaches and clear blue waters.
The island is also dotted with numerous sea caves carved out
of rocks. The constant pounding by the sea during the monsoon
season has given the island a beautiful yet rugged appearance.
The surrounding waters contain fascinating coral reefs teeming
with colourful marine life. Shipwrecks off its coast can also
be found. In the olden days, Chinese junks and pirate vessels
often exchanged cannon fire around this island, and the remains
of these battles lie scattered all around the seabed.
There are facilities for scuba diving, Snorkeling, windsurfing,
sailing and angling. Visitors can go for a hike through the
jungle leading to unspoilt mangrove swamps or visit the kelong
where anchovies are caught. Alternatively, head for the kampung
to get a first hand look at how coconuts are smoked to make
Accommodation on the island range from fully furnished chalets
to basic A-frame huts. Bathing facilities are available at
the community showers. There are also restaurants serving
Asian and Western cuisines.
GETTING TO SIBU ISLAND
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Drive from Johor Bahru to Kota Tinggi
Take road to Mersing
Drive about 45 mins at Tenggarah Junction will see sign post
"Tg. Leman Pulau Sibu" turn right
Drive about 15 mins turn left, drive till the carpark for
Tg. Leman FerryTerminal
From Kuala Lumpur
Take North-South Highway directly to Kulai (approx 2 1/2 hours)
From Kulai Twon take route to Kota Tinggi (approx 40 mins)
then turn left towards Mersing.
Take route to Mersing till Tenggarah Junction (approx 1 hour)
At Tenggarah Junction (see signboard) turn right and follow
signboard for Tg. Leman Pulau Sibu (approx 20 mins)
You may park your car at a secured parking space at Tanjung
Leman at RM8 per day
If you go by air, you need to go to Senai's Airport at Johor
Bahru. From the airport you need to get a public transportation
to Sibu Island
Parking at Tanjung Leman Jetty
Sibu Island offers holiday seekers white sandy beaches and
crystal clear waters.
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