Pemanggil Island / Pulau Pemanggil
Pemanggil Island sits 45kms east of Mersing, the take-off point
to most islands off the Southern coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It
is situated next to Tioman, requires a 4 to 5 hours ride by boat
from Mersing. To get to Mersing itself takes 4½ hours by
car or roughly 6 hours by coach from KL.
As with most inhabited islands in Malaysian waters, Pemanggil has
its fair share of history, mystery and spookytales. The island is
fishermen's best-kept secret. It is well known for deep sea fishing
and good hunting grounds for marlins, black ones if you''re fortunate,
This remote island is also famed for the beauty and abundance of
marine life within its clear emerald waters. Its other magnetic
charms include endless stretches of white sandy beaches and awesome
snorkeling spots. Fishing and diving is excellent here.
For the adventurous, the hill outcrop of the island makes for
a challenging climb and the summit holds an inherent scenic beauty
of the far reaching ocean.
On the north-eastern coast of Pemanggil Island is Teluk Lancang,
an isolated bay whew coconut trees grow in abundance admist the
tropical vegetation. At the heart of the island, there is a huge
boulder known locally as Batu Buau which locals regard as sacred.
It would definitely not go unnoticed and is clearly visible as far
as 50 km from the south of Tioman Island.