Pulau Tinggi – Popular island near Mersing
A boat ride from the jetty takes you forty-five minutes to reach this magical place, called Pulau Tinggi – an island that is truly magnificent. This island is also known as ‘General’s hat Island’, which was a nickname given by Chinese seamen, hundreds of years ago, probably because the island looks like a hat from far. Pulau Tinggi was once a significant spot for spice traders and fishermen to stopover. Today, this beautiful island is famous for its thick vegetation, clear waters and sandy, pearl-white shore which makes the island ideal for snorkelling, kayaking and jungle trekking.
Here are other things you can do in Pulau Tinggi:
1. A visit to the turtle hatchery.
The turtle hatchery is a conservation centre whose primary purpose is to preserve the green turtles in the area. They collect the turtle eggs and once the turtles are born, they are returned to their natural habitat. Visitors can come here to see how they go about carrying out thier conservation efforts.
2. See the fireflies dancing around
You can take a boat ride to the mangrove areas, to see the thousands of fireflies blinking like flashlights when there is total darkness. It is simply a mesmerising sight to see, as nature makes the best backdrop.
3. Jungle trekking
The jungle trekking at the back of the island, in the tropical jungles can turn out to be really fun for explorers. After a brief walk of forty minutes or so, you will see a beautiful waterfall with a tiny lagoon, right in the midst of the dense forest.
4. Other water activities
Outdoor water activities in Pulau Tinggi range from canoeing and snorkelling, to scuba diving and fishing.
Once you visit this amazing Island, you will definitely return with precious memories. Known for its tranquil lifestyle, a retreat to Pulau Tinggi will be truly refreshing. This beautiful island has so much to offer, that one can never get bored during the stay. The cool sparkling water and dense forest, is what attracts people over to Pulau Tinggi. It is known for its serenity and calmness, which it brings to people when thy visit this island. The stunning view of the vast ocean, will give you the reason to stay behind on this island. Book a trip to Pulau Tinggi today and get ready to be blown away by its beauty!
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