Sibu Island (Pulau Sibu) is an unspoilt tropical island
Paradise off the Peninsular's East Coast, facing the South China Sea. Pulau
Sibu Besar means 'Big Sibu island' in Malay, Sibu Island is approximately 6km
long and 1km wide, the island abounds with lush tropical vegetation, and is noted
for its beaches, hills, cliffs and exotic bird population.
Sibu is part of a small group of islands including
Pulau Sibu Tengah, Pulau Sibu Hujung,
Pulau Kukus and
Tinggi. On the southern end of Sibu Island there
is a small fishing village with a population of less than
a hundred people.
Facing Sibu Island on the west is the
better known majestic island of Tinggi Island
and a few smaller uninhabited islands. Sibu Island is smaller
and less commercial than Tioman Island
Island. Sibu Island is located within the same
Marine Park as Tioman Island, but with only a handful of divers exploring the many dive
sites around Sibu
Island. The scuba diving here is excellent.
Almost untouched by progress, Sibu Island
is the perfect island getaway near
Singapore in Malaysia from busy city life. The island is
very popular with tourists visiting from Europe, America,
Singapore. Only 3 hours from the centre of
Singapore, Sibu Island is far enough
to escape the buzz of the big city into a tropical paradise.
Private boats to the island leave from Tanjung Leman on the
Mainland (just off the Johor to Mersing road). On Sibu Island,
there are the numerous
outdoor activities, kelong fishing trips being particularly popular.
Scuba diving is also a good option as
this area was designated a
Park in 1993 for the conservation
of the marine life in the surrounding water. The lush tropical
vegetation of Sibu is perfect for a bit of jungle trekking. While
you wont need serious equipment to brave the 15-20 minute walks that
take you from one resort to another, a good insect repellent is a
The panoramic sea views, the coral reefs and
the white sandy beaches make Sibu a special place, where the only
risk is to fall in love with the idyllic island life. Have a
peaceful, private holiday, enjoy some
sea sports or just relax in paradise.
Most of these islands continue to be
uninhabited but, luckily, on Pulau Sibu Besar, various resorts have
opened their doors, providing a tropical escape for
those needing a break from city life.