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Sibu Island

Pulau Sibu is actually three km off the Johor coast together with 16 other beautiful islands. It may not be as celebrated as Pulau Tioman or Pulau Rawa bur the Sibu archipelago has almost the same magical charm and brilliance.
The island chain consists as Pulau Sibu Besar, Pulau Sibu Tengah, Pulau Sibu Hujung, Pulau Kukus, Pulau Lima, Pulau Mentinggi and Pulau Tinggi.
The abundance of marine life makes it a terrific spot for recreational diving and snorkeling, angling and watersports like canoeing, windsurfing, sailing, yachting, cruising and island hoping.

Sibu Island

Angling is probably the most popular activity around the archipelago, offering highly regarded sportfish like tenggiri(narrow barred mackerel), black marlin, sailfish, mahi-mahi or dolphin and good quality food fish like garoupers and snappers.
The resort can arrange fishing trips around the islands or at the surrounding kelongs or one can just try one's luck at the breakwater bunds at the island's jetty.

Location Map

Those who prefer to take a "deep" dip into the sea can go for diving or snorkeling trips to the nearby Pulau Kukus or Pulau Lima. Uninhabited Kukus is the perfect hideout for those who treasure privacy.
On the way back, make a stop at Sibu Besar to absorb the picturesque view of the serene Kampung Duku, home to about 200 villagers. Witness the time-tested method on making copra or the handicraft-making from coconut wastes.
Back on land, take a short moderate jungle walk into the vegetation to reach a beautiful stretch of beach, nicknamed by staff as the Private Beach. The 30-minute trip is suitable for both children and healthy senior citizens.

The best months to visit the Sibu archipelago are from March to August. Though it isn't closed to visitors during the monsoon season, the choppy sea will deter "enjoyable and comfortable sea activities".
With its natural beauty and charm and offering adventurous and "soft" activities, Sibu Tengah is great destination for the whole family or those planning to treat themselves to a perfect holiday.

Resorts Address Telephone Fax No. of Rooms
Sibu Island Resort Sibu Island Tengah 07-2231188 - 121
Sibu Island Cabanas Sibu Island 86800 Mersing 07-3317216 07-3311920 24
Sea Gypsy Village Resort Sibu Island 07-2228642 07-2210048 23
Rimba Resort Sibu Island 010-7147495 - 21
Twin Beach Resort Sibu Island Tengah 07-3323698 07-3324122

Getting there
Pulau Sibu Tengah is in Johor, some 30 minutes by boat from Tanjung Leman. Neighbouring islands are Pulau Sibu Besar, Pulau Sibu Hujung, Pulau Tinggi, Pulau Mentinggi, Pulau Lima and Pulau Kukus. To get to Sibu Tengah, you can board the 50-seater cabin cruiser from the Tunjuk Laut Jetty Terminal.
Departures are at 10am, 1pm and 4pm. Be prepared for rough sea condition. Fare is RM15 per person one way with RM2 for service fee. For Sibu Island Resort guests, ferry fee is included in the packages. Driving to Tanjung Leman from the East Coast is the easiest. For as roads are not well-marked.
The most popular route is to Kluang through the North-South Expressway and then up to Tanjung Leman. This takes some five to six hours from Kuala Lumpur. There are two express buses to Mersing leaving at night. Mersing is the nearest accessible town with easy public transportation. From Mersing there are taxis or local buses to Tanjung Leman. There are express buses to Kluang or Johor Baru. Connect to Tanjung Leman with local bus or taxi.
By train, the nearest station is in Kluang.

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