Tengah Island

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Coordinates: 2°28′37″N 103°57′37″E / 2.47694°N 103.96028°E / 2.47694; 103.96028
Tengah Island (Pulau Tengah)
Island
Country Malaysia
State Johor
Location South China Sea
 - coordinates 2°28′37″N 103°57′37″E / 2.47694°N 103.96028°E / 2.47694; 103.96028

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.[1]

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[1] which was subsequently closed in the early 80's.

The island was the first location for the making of the TV-show Expedition Robinson in 1997.[2]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lundberg, Jakob. "Tengah, Robinsonön". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 15 June 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Panas, Dan (29 February 2000). ""Skandal-reglerna" tillbaka i Robinson". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 15 June 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2011.