Pulau Sibu is a tiny paradise island off the southeast coast of Peninsular Malaysia with pristine sandy beaches and a wealth of scuba diving opportunities. Home to some extremely luxurious resorts, Sibu Island is the realm of Malaysian rich and famous. Naturally there is a plethora of flora and fauna to explore with different sea turtle species crawling ashore here during July to lay their eggs. There are many places to snorkel by Sibu Island with equipment rental normally provided free from the resorts. Visibility can be hit or miss, but giant dams, parrot fish, cockles, butterfly fish, sea horses and countless other marine animals can be found amongst the reefs. As Pulau Sibu is designated a marine park, fishing is only allowed more than two kilometres from her coast normally by Unjang or Kelong. Other than that, there are plenty of jungle trails that crisscross the island and are teeming with monitor lizards, exotic birds and insects. The marine park is packed full of turtles, rays and blue tip sharks and the knowledgeable diving shops attached to the resorts will have an idea where to head at what time of year.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit Sibu Island is on June till September. Please be note that most resort will be closed during November till February.
Marine Park fee
MYR10* for marine park fee need to be paid at jetty before departure.
Traveller can go to Sibu Island by speedboat from Tanjung Leman. Transportation for visitors will be arrange and responsible by all resort on the island.
Most people from Kuala Lumpur will come by car. From Kuala Lumpur, take North-South Highway directly to Kulai and head toward Kota Tinggi. Then, take route to Mersing until Tenggaroh junction. If you are from Singapore, drive from Johor Bahru to Kota Tinggi and also head to Mersing till Tenggaroh junction. You will see and follow signboard for “Tg Leman Pulau Sibu”. Tanjung Leman Jetty have parking space for visitor to park their car at RM5* per day.
There are express buses to Kluang or Johor Bahru and you can connect to Tanjung Leman with local bus or taxi. If you are outside of Johor, taking express bus or coach to Mersing is the best option. There are Mersing Omnibus available at the local bus station within Mersing town. From there you can take a bus heading to Bukit Tinggi. There will be a lot of taxis waiting at the function for the passenger.
There is no direct flight to Tinggi Island. The nearest airport is Senai Airport in Johor Bahru or Changi Airport in Singapore. You can fly with Malaysia Airline or Air Asia from Kuala Lumpur International Airport or Malindo Air and Firefly from Subang Airport to Senai Airport. After arrive at Johor Bahru, you can take public bus or taxi to Tanjung Leman Jetty.