Tinggi Island

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Tinggi Island
Native name:
Pulau Tinggi, ڤولاو تيڠڬي
Geography
Location South China Sea
Coordinates 2°18′N104°07′E / 2.300°N 104.117°E / 2.300; 104.117 Coordinates: 2°18′N104°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.

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Name

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

Geography

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

Geology

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

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

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

See also

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References

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