Girish Mahajan

Tengah Island

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Tengah Island is a privately owned island. It lies nine nautical miles off the coast of Mersing on the South China Sea off the east coast of Johor, Malaysia. It is 30 minutes away by boat from Mersing.

Map of Lang Tengah Island, Pulau Lang Tengah, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia

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 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.

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 specials of fish and coral.

References

Tengah Island Wikipedia


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