Besar Island, Johor

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Besar Island
Native name:
Pulau Besar
Besar Island.jpg
Coordinates2°26′30″N 103°59′00″E / 2.44167°N 103.98333°E / 2.44167; 103.98333Coordinates: 2°26′30″N 103°59′00″E / 2.44167°N 103.98333°E / 2.44167; 103.98333
Total islands1
Highest elevation258 m (846 ft)

Besar Island (Malay: Pulau Besar), is an island in Mersing District, Johor, Malaysia.



The island, which is surrounded by Rawa, Sibu and Tinggi Island, is characterised by quiet, clean beaches of powdery white sand and crystal-clear azure waters.[1] To preserve the unspoiled marine life, the Government has gazetted it as a marine park to protect around 60 species of marine life from any activities that can harm their natural habitats within 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) around the island.

The island's highest point rises some 845 feet (258 m) above the sea level. Rich hues of wild vegetation are dappled throughout with the lush greens of the coconut palms and tropical jungles.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The island is divided into 6 villages, which are:

  • Atap Zing Village
  • Batu Hitam Village
  • Busong Village
  • Teluk Bakau Village
  • Teluk Kampa Village
  • Teluk Penagat Village


Besar Island jetty

The island is accessible by boat from Mersing Town in Johor mainland.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Aseania Resort Pulau Besar,". Retrieved 13 November 2013.

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