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Sibu Island - Getting There

| Getting to Sibu Island | Location Map | Introduction |

Sibu Island consist of Sibu Besar and Sibu Tengah and is forms part of the Seribuat chain of islands and lies 12 kilometres off the east coast of the West Peninsular of Malaysia. Tanjung Leman is the boat pick up point for Sibu Island and is approximately 2 hours north of Johor Bahru on the Mersing road. The island is shaped like a triangular hour glass, about 6 kilometres long and never more than one kilometre wide it's whole length.

By Air / Flight
  BY AIR
There is no direct flight fly to Sibu Island. The nearest airport is Johor Bahru airport. From Johor Bahru, you can a taxi to Tanjung Leman Jetty, which takes about 2 hours.

Please refer to the malaysia airlines website or Air Asia for more info on flight schedules to and from Johor.

By Bus
  BY BUS
Tanjung Leman is off Route 3, the main Johor Bahru - Mersing road. It is approximately 45 minutes south of Mersing.

From Mersing there are taxis or local buses to Tanjung Leman. There are express buses to Kluang or Johor Bahru. Connect to Tanjung Leman with local bus or taxi.

You can catch a Mersing Omnibus from the local bus station within Mersing town (The local bus station is not at the R&R Mersing Bus Terminal). From here, take a bus heading for Bukit Tinggi. There should be taxis waiting at this junction to take passengers onwards. Taxi fare should be about RM10 - RM15 per taxi per way.

Route: Kuala Lumpur => Mersing
Distances: 373km
Journey: 6 hours
From
To
Timetable
Fare
Kuala Lumpur :Hentian Puduraya Tel: 03-20703300, 03-20720575
Mersing :
25D, Kaunter Plaza RNR,
Jalan Abu Bakar

Tel: 07 - 7995698
9:00am
11:00am
12:30pm
10:45pm
11:00pm
12:00mn
Daily
RM19.40
(adult)

RM9.70
(child)

Route: Johor Bahru => Kuantan
Distances: 358km
Journey: 5 hours
Route: Kuantan => Mersing
Distances: 210km
Journey: 2.5 hours
From
To
Timetable
Fare
Larkin :
Hentian Kompleks Pengangkutan Awam
Tel: 07-2245182
07-2220045
Kuantan :
Hentian Kompleks Terminal Makmur, Jalan Stadium

Tel: 09-5136566
10:00am
11:00am
10:30pm
11:00pm
Daily
RM17.80
(adult)

RM8.90
(child)
From
To
Timetable
Fare
Kuantan :
Hentian Kompleks Terminal Makmur, Jalan Stadium

Tel: 09-5136566
Mersing :
25D, Kaunter Plaza RNR,
Jalan Abu Bakar
Te: 07-7995698
9:00am
10:30am
2:30pm
5:00pm
10:30pm
11:00pm
1:30am
Daily
RM10.50
(adult)

RM5.30
(child)

Route: Singapore => Kuantan
Distances: 373km
Journey: 6 hours
Route: Kuantan => Mersing
Distances: 210km
Journey: 2.5 hours
From
To
Timetable
Fare
Transional Ekspress d/a Pan Malaysia Pte. Ltd.
Lavander Street, Junction Off Bus Station Kalang Baru, 1233 Singapore.

Tel: 02-62947035
Kuantan :
Hentian Kompleks Terminal Makmur, Jalan Stadium

Tel: 09-5136566
9:00am
10:00am
10:00pm
Daily
RM32.90
(adult)

RM16.60
(child)
From
To
Timetable
Fare
Kuantan :
Hentian Kompleks Terminal Makmur, Jalan Stadium

Tel: 09-5136566
Mersing :
25D, Kaunter Plaza RNR,
Jalan Abu Bakar
Tel: 07-7995698
9:00am
10:30am
2:30pm
5:00pm
10:30pm
11:00pm
1:30am
Daily
RM10.50
(adult)

RM5.30
(child)


Self Drive / Car Rental
  SELF DRIVE
Distance from Tanjung Leman
To:
Distance
Journey
Johor Bahru City
115km
90 minutes
Kota Tinggi Town
70km
55 minutes
Mersing Town
66km
45 minutes

Kuala Lumpur to Tanjung Leman jetty
There are two choices when driving from Kuala Lumpur to Tanjung Leman Jetty

Take the North - South Highway from KL until you get to the Kulai turn off (almost as far down as Johor Bahru).This will put you on route 94 heading towards Kota Tinggi and Mersing.

At the end of this road you will reach a T junction, turn left (North) onto Route 3 still heading to Kota Tinggi and Mersing.Continue to follow signs for Mersing. You will hardly notice when you pass by Kota Tinggi as the road bypasses out of the town. However there will be a traffic light whereby a left turn takes you to Kota Tinggi town and a right turn to Desaru.Keep going straight towards Mersing.

After about 40 minutes drive from the traffic light / Kota Tinggi junction you will notice signs for Tanjung leman Sibu Island.

Take a right hand turn into the check point for tenggorah plantation (Palm oil plantation).On the corner of the turn off you should see a taxi stand for long distance cabs (Blue cabs). Pass through a police check point onto the plantation Road.

Tanjung leman jetty is about 28km away from this point, when you are about 13km away from the jetty you will see a sign for Sibu Island Tanjung leman jetty ,take a left turn .Continue on till the end of the road. At the end of the road turn right into the entrance of Tanjung leman jetty car park.
OR
Take the North – South Highway from KL and exit at Keluang heading east towards Mersing.This road is however a single lane winding road and might take a longer time than anticipated. Once you have reached the East coast (South of Mersing) you should turn right (South) heading towards Kota Tinggi and Johor Bahru.

After about 30 minutes drive you will reach the Tanjung leman turnoff (Look out for Signs), turn left into the tenggorah plantation( Palm oil plantation).On the corner of the turn off you should see a taxi stand for long distance cabs( Blue cabs).Pass through a police check point onto the plantation road.

Tanjung leman jetty is about 28km away from this point, when you are about 13km away from the jetty you will see a sign for Sibu Island Tanjung leman jetty, take a left turn .Continue on till the end of the road. At the end of the road turn right into the entrance of Tanjung leman jetty car park.

Driving from Singapore/Johor Bahru. You need to drive to Johor Bahru and drive ahead until Kota Tinggi (approx. 1\hr) Tanjung Leman's jetty is located at Kota Tinggi town (about 45 minutes from Kota Tinggi). You may park your car at a secured parking space at Tanjung Leman at RM5/night.

Singapore to Tanjung Leman (using woodlands causeway)
Pass through customs checkpoint (Woodlands causeway) and follow temporary Exit route due to the roadworks. After you have exited the detour move over to the right lane and take the first u turn heading back towards the causeway. You are now in Jalan Wong Ah Fook. This will lead you through Johor Bahru City passing City Square shopping mall on your right. Look out for the overhead Bridge with the sign 'Kota Tinggi - Desaru'.

Follow this sign and this will put you onto route 3.Keep on this road following the signs to Kota Tinggi and Mersing.

Route 3 will lead you through a small town called Ulu Tiram, keep going straight.

You will hardly notice when you pass by Kota Tinggi as the road by passes out of the town. However there will be a traffic light whereby a left turn takes you to Kota Tinggi town and a right turn to Desaru.Keep going straight towards Mersing.

After about 40 minutes drive from the traffic light / Kota Tinggi junction you will notice signs for Tanjung leman Sibu Island.

Take a right hand turn into the check point for tenggorah plantation( Palm oil plantation).On the corner of the turn off you should see a taxi stand for long distance cabs ( Blue cabs).Pass through a police check point onto the plantation Road.

Tanjung leman jetty is about 28km away from this point, when you are about 13km away from the jetty you will see a sign for Sibu Island Tanjung leman jetty ,take a left turn .Continue on till the end of the road. At the end of the road turn right into the entrance of Tanjung leman jetty car park.

Singapore to Tanjung Leman (using the 2nd Link/ Tuas)
After crossing the bridge and having cleared Malaysian Immigration and customs continue on towards Johor Bahru and Pasir Gudang (exit 307 C).This is a toll road and you will have to pass through two toll Gates (Rm16.00)

Follow this road all the way to Perling Toll Plaza (about 20 min drive from Immigrations).The road will become Persisiran Perling and you will pass Perling Mall on the right side.

Keep on this road as it becomes Route 17 and follow the signs for Pasir Gudang, Kota Tinggi and Desaru

There are major Road works being done at the Ulu Tiram, Kota Tinggi, Desaru, Mersing turn off on route 17, so the turn off Road has been closed. It is however scheduled to be reopened in 2005. The quickest way to overcome this is to bypass the construction and pass the 'Turn Off' road. Keep in the right hand lane and after approximately 1 km it will be possible to make a u turn.

After u - turning keep in the left hand lane. The first off ramp will take you back to the construction site but from this side of the highway the off ramp is usable. At the top of the ramp there are traffic lights as well as a large white Telecom building opposite the road. Take a right turn and follow signs for Kota Tinggi and Mersing.You are now on route 3.

Route 3 will lead you through a small town called Ulu Tiram, keep going straight.

You will hardly notice when you pass by Kota Tinggi as the road bypasses out of the town. However there will be a traffic light whereby a left turn takes you to Kota Tinggi town and a right turn to Desaru.Keep going straight towards Mersing.

After about 40 minutes drive from the traffic light / Kota Tinggi junction you will notice signs for Tanjung leman Sibu Island.

Take a right hand turn into the check point for tenggorah plantation(Palm oil plantation).On the corner of the turn off you should see a taxi stand for long distance cabs ( Blue cabs).Pass through a police check point onto the plantation Road. Tanjung leman jetty is about 28km away from this point, when you are about 13km away from the jetty you will see a sign for Sibu Island Tanjung leman jetty ,take a left turn .Continue on till the end of the road. At the end of the road turn right into the entrance of Tanjung leman jetty car park.



By Taxi
  BY TAXI
Route: Mersing => Tanjung Leman
Journey: Approximately 45 mins
Fare: RM80 per taxi per way
Route: Johor Bahru => Tanjung Leman
Journey: Approximately 2 hours
Fare: RM80 per taxi per way
Route: Kuala Lumpur => Tanjung Leman
Journey: Approximately 5 hours
Fare: RM280 per taxi per way



By Sea / Boat
  BY SEA
Tanjung Leman Jetty <=> Sibu Island
Journey: Approximately 20 mins
Rate: Please refer to your tour representative.

Secure parking is available at Tanjung Leman jetty.
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Rawa Island
Besar Island
Sibu Island
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Tinggi Island
Pemanggil Island
Aur Island
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Air Papan
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Gunung Pulai Recreational Forest
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Gunung Arong Recreational Forest
Gunung Lambak Recreational Forest
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