Bruit Island

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Bruit Island
Bruit Island is located in Borneo Topography
Bruit Island
Bruit Island
Coordinates: 2°35′0″N 111°20′0″E / 2.58333°N 111.33333°E / 2.58333; 111.33333
Country Malaysia
State Sarawak
Population
 • Total 30,000

Bruit Island (or also known as Pulau Bruit) is an island of Malaysia, part of the state of Sarawak. Located in the Rejang Delta, 150 km northwest of Kuching, under Mukah division in Daro district. With a population of around 30,000, it is the second largest island in Malaysia, after Banggi Island.

Geography[edit]

Pulau Bruit lies within the Rejang Delta, with the South China Sea to the north and west, Sarikei to the south and Kuala Matu to the east.The island is separated from the other islands in the Rejang delta and the mainland by the mouth of Batang Paloh ("batang" means river in the local language) on the south and Muara Lassa ( "muara" means mouth of river) on the east.

Currently the island is connected to the surrounding mainland and towns by two ferry points; one at the southern end and the other on the eastern side. The southern ferry connects the island by road to Tanjung Manis, a seaport, and Sibu town. The eastern ferry point connects it to Daro town and to Mukah, the divisional administrative centre.

A number of fishing villages are located.along the coast, especially on the western side,facing South China Sea and a few others along the rest of the Island's coast. The villages are usually located at the mouth of small rivers on the island. The two main villages are Kampung Semop and Kg. Bruit ( "kampong" or short form "Kg." means village). Currently a lot of the villages are connected by branch roads joint to the main road roughly traversing the island longitudinally.

Coordinates: 2°35′N 111°20′E / 2.583°N 111.333°E / 2.583; 111.333