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Tengah Island is a privately owned island. It lies nine nautical miles off the coast of Mersing on the South China Sea off the east coast of Johor, Malaysia. It is 30 minutes away by boat from Mersing.
Near Besar Island, Tengah Island is 16 km off the coast and is an easy 45-minute boat ride. During the 70's, the island became famous as a Vietnamese refugee transit camp which was subsequently closed in the early 80's.
In 1985, Tengah Island was one of the few islands gazetted by the Malaysian government as a Marine Park due to its abundant marine life and rare specials of fish and coral.
Besides that, Tengah Island is also a great place to watch the giant leatherback turtles come ashore to lay eggs yearly especially during the month of July
On the Island is the resort of Batu Batu, where you can enjoy water sports such as kayaking, diving and snorkeling or you can simply relax and enjoy the beautiful beaches and fresh water infinity pool. The resort also has a newly opened Spa as of 2013.