island is rich in history. It was once an important stop for spice traders, probably
because of its sheltered harbour. Today, the island is known for its sandy beach,
rolling hills with verdant jungle, several Malay villages, modern resorts and
Marine Park Centre. The centre provides useful information and must be visited
for its roles in turtle hatchery and giant clam breeding.
resorts have swimming pool, meeting rooms and entertainment facilities for visitors
who prefer indoor activities. Outdoor activities include snorkelling, scuba diving,
canoeing and fishing. Jungle trekking in the hilly verdant jungle that forms the
backdrop of the island should be considered.
village folks and their dwellings are another source of inspiration. The villagers
are keen to
serve tourist and there are certainly some lessons or experience that a visitor
would gain from a visit to the villages, or engage in casual chats with the villagers.
the "Generals Hat Island" by Chinese seamen hundreds of years
ago, Pulau Tinggi lies 32km south-east of Mersing, on the east coast of Johor.
TO GET THERE.
North-South Expressway take the Ayer Hitam exit (Interchange 244) and drive towards
Kluang and onwards using the Kluang-Jemaluang trunk road. After Jemaluang town,
get onto the Kota Tinggi-Mersing trunk road, heading towards Mersing. Look out
for signboards that will lead you to Mersing Jetty. Pulau Tinggi is approximately
45 minute's boat ride from Mersing Jetty.