Pulau Tengah (Tengah Island)
|| Pulau Tengah, Johor, Malaysia
Pulau Tengah is located at the east coast of Johor state. It is situated in between The Large Island and Hujong Island.
It is situated around 9km away from Mersing town.
Pulau Tengah is clustered in between two other islands, namely Pulau Besar (The Large Island) and Pulau Hujong
(Hujong Island). There is another island nearby namely Pulau Rawa (Rawa Island). Pulau Tengah is gazette as a
marine park by the Government to preserve the marine life. The island is very popular as it is one of the very
few breeding grounds for Malaysian giant leatherback turtle. Most visitors visit this place to witness the
laying eggs of the leatherback turtle.
The season of laying eggs falls on the month of July each year. Apart from the leatherback turtle, there are
multiple sea sports available for tourists. Walk along the beach and you can observe the wildlife of it. Native
birds and beautiful coral reefs as well as fishes are to be seen. This island is definitely the ideal spot for
tourists and locals who seek calm and tranquility. There are popular Johor hotels nearby; they are Rawa Island Resort,
D'Coconut Resort, Hotel Meiwah and many more. Thus, accommodation would not be a problem.
In order to reach Pulau Tengah, you have to go to Mersing Jetty. The ride from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Besar takes
up approximately 45 minutes.
To get to Mersing Jetty, drive from Johor Bahru to Kota Tinggi and from there; look out for signs indicating the
way to Mersing town. There, you will easily get to Mersing Jetty. The journey from Johor Bahru to Mersing
takes as long as 2 hours.