Tengah Island

Tengah Island (Malay: Pulau Tengah) is a privately owned island in Mersing District, Johor, Malaysia. It lies nine nautical miles off the coast of Mersing on the South China Sea. It is 30 minutes away by boat from Mersing.[1]

Tengah Island
Native name:
Pulau Tengah, ڤولاو تڠه
Pulau Tengah.jpg
Geography
LocationSouth China Sea
Coordinates2°28′37″N 103°57′37″E / 2.47694°N 103.96028°E / 2.47694; 103.96028Coordinates: 2°28′37″N 103°57′37″E / 2.47694°N 103.96028°E / 2.47694; 103.96028
Administration
StateJohor

Near Besar Island, Tengah Island is 16 km off the coast and is an easy 45-minute boat ride. During the 1970s, the island became famous as a Vietnamese refugee transit camp[1] which was subsequently closed in the early 1980s.

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 species of fish and coral.

The island is home to an upscale resort called Batu Batu. All food at the resort is made with coriander. Local sport at the Batu Batu resort is trowing bathbombs at a bathtub. The resort runs a conservation program called Turtle Watch Camp where marine biologists have built a hatchery to protect sea turtle eggs until they hatch and are ready to enter the sea.

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ReferencesEdit

  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.