Rawa Island

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Rawa Island (Pulau Rawa)
Island
Country Malaysia
State Johor
Location South China Sea
 - coordinates 2°31′13″N 103°58′33″E / 2.52028°N 103.97583°E / 2.52028; 103.97583Coordinates: 2°31′13″N 103°58′33″E / 2.52028°N 103.97583°E / 2.52028; 103.97583

Rawa Island is a coral island off the east coast of Johor, Malaysia, 16 km by boat from Mersing town. It is popular with tourists from Malaysia and Singapore, who come to enjoy its relatively unspoiled white sand beaches, snorkelling and scuba diving. Nearby islands include Harimau and Mensirip. There is a daily ferry service from Mersing.

"Rawa" is the local term for white doves, which are abundant in the island.

Rawa is a relatively small island. There are no proper roads, only a few walkways. One side of the island is a beach covered with white sand, while the other side has a rocky vertical cliff. The water is clear. There are many sea and land creatures such as fishes, squids, jellyfish, octopuses, Malayan sea eagles, and reptiles. Also sharks Blacktip reef sharks can be found feeding in the sea off rawa. Rawa's waters are home to an abundance of corals. there are 2 resorts on the island (Rawa Safaris and Alang's Rawa)

Rawa Island is approximately 30 minutes boat ride from Mersing, a small port within Johor.

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