Tinggi Island

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Tinggi Island (Pulau Tinggi)
ڤولاو تيڠڬي
Country Malaysia
State Johor
Location South China Sea
 - coordinates 2°18′N 104°07′E / 2.300°N 104.117°E / 2.300; 104.117Coordinates: 2°18′N 104°07′E / 2.300°N 104.117°E / 2.300; 104.117

Tinggi Island, (Malay: Pulau Tinggi) is a large sparsely inhabited island, which rises 2000 ft (600 m) above sea level off the east coast of Johor, Malaysia. It was nicknamed the "General's Hat" (將軍帽) by Chinese seamen hundreds of years ago. It is located about 20 nautical miles (37 km) southeast of Mersing, on the east coast of Johor.

The journey by boat to Tinggi Island takes approximately 45 minutes. The interior of the island is mostly covered with secondary lowland Dipterocarp rainforest. It has fresh waters, fruits, rattan, timber and a sheltered harbour and coral reefs which abound with prolific marine life. It has a long coastline and white sandy beaches dotted with caves. The seas around it contain coral, fish and reef.

This island has the highest residential population among the east coast Johor islands, with the latest tally estimated at 448 people, from three village settlements: Kampung Tanjung Balang, Kampung Pasir Panjang and Kampung Sebirah Besar.

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