Tinggi Island

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Tinggi Island
Native name:
Pulau Tinggi, ڤولاو تيڠڬي
Geography
LocationSouth China Sea
Coordinates2°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
Administration
StateJohor

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

Name[edit]

The island was nicknamed the "General's Hat" (將軍帽) by Chinese seamen hundreds of years ago.

Geography[edit]

The island is located about 20 nautical miles (37 km) southeast of Mersing Town, on the east coast of Johor mainland.

Geology[edit]

The island rises up to 600 meters above sea level at a peak named Mount Semundu. 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. The island mostly consists of pyroclastic rock with up to 5 mm diameter in size.[1]

Demographics[edit]

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.

Transportation[edit]

The island is accessible by ferry from Mersing Town with an approximately 30-minute journey.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ bin Roselee, Muhammad Hatta (2014). "Petrology and Geochemistry of the Teluk Ramunia Volcanics, Southeastern Johor, Peninsular Malaysia; Implication for Middle Triassic Tectonic" (PDF). University of Malaya. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Pulau Tinggi". Tourism Johor. Retrieved 31 May 2018.

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