Pulau Sibu is the Most Unique Malaysian Island

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  1. Jessica Foster says:

    I know next to nothing about Malaysia but I am planning my trip to SE Asia and I will def need to add this to my list! This is so beautiful and your post is really informative. <3

    • Teja says:

      Oh if you are looking to assemble a little bit of an offbeat SEA trip, I definitely recommend Pulau Sibu. Check out my other Malaysia stories for other ideas!

  2. I can’t you believe you can find all the coastline types in such as small island as Pulau Sibu. I would love to visit and do island hopping in Sultan Iskandar Marine Park to learn more about the incredible sea and island life. Thanks for the great informative post.

  3. Nathan says:

    I have vaguely heard of Pulau Sibu before as it is rather near to my home country of Singapore. It looks like an amazing getaway to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and throw ourselves into the embrace of Mother Nature. I would love to visit it someday to just take in the beautiful natural landscapes this island boasts of.

  4. Sage says:

    While your entire experience looked amazing, I think I’d really like to experience the coral reef. I can only imagine how amazing it is to see a reef “in the wild” rather than at an aquarium and to watch all of the colorful fish and other creatures in that environment!

  5. Soujanya Rai says:

    Such a detailed post! I have to admit, this does look like the perfect island for a quiet getaway.

  6. Liz says:

    This post makes we want to go back to Malaysia!! It was interesting to read about the reef bleaching in Malaysia. It is so sad, I think a lot of people don’t realize how precious nature is. I do hope we can save it though!

  7. Joanna says:

    I’ve never heard of this island but you provided a great deal of information. The coral reef is absolutely beautiful

  8. There is a lot of great information here! I am in Kuala Lumpur now and have been looking for some fun options to try out for a long weekend. This will help a lot. Thank you!

  9. neha says:

    I am already liking Pulau Sibu island given that there is so much to experience here. Also, it is so walkable and it can be easily covered via a walk from one end to another. That is my favorite part. What is more, the journey to the island sounds nothing less than the destination itself.

  10. Taylor says:

    Brilliantly written, filled with information and great photos (weird alien made me laugh!) I honestly would have never, in my life, heard of this island unless I had read this… I am so glad that I did. What an incredible experience!

  11. Denny George says:

    Your passion for marine conservation is palpable through and in between the lines of this post. It is truly remarkable that such a small island has all types of shorelines typical of tropical coasts. The photographs are nice – I especially liked the ones of aquatic life.

    • Teja says:

      You probably do already, Denny, but I hope the story makes you feel keen to connect with local people of knowledge and passion in your travels. :)

  12. WhodoIdo says:

    I’m so glad I’ve come across your post on this unique island. I’ve read many posts on Perhentian Islands but not on Pulau Sibu. Pulau Sibu looks like the perfect getaway ….quiet and not touristy. So easy to get to – only an hour by speedboat. It’s such a shame that the nearby islands have been affected with coral bleaching. I’ve been looking into which Malaysian islands to visit for our trip later this year. Looks like we’ll be exploring Pulau Sibu!

    • Teja says:

      I think if you’re looking for something other than the partygoer holiday or highlight tour, you can definitely find useful tips from this blog – especially for Malaysia! And I will just keep adding to them. :) I purposely don’t write highlight destination articles because, well, there’s already so many good ones.

      Even for Perhentian, I am willing to bet that despite reading those many posts, you still didn’t know there are different beaches in the Perhentians to cover basically all kinds of holidaymakers, including if you wanted an intimate getaway or a homestay experience… what’s your sign? ;)


  13. AMBER says:

    This is such a well written post, I love the subheadings. The coral reef looks awesome and I want to go before they get bleached :( Thanks for sharing

  14. Hannah Vu says:

    OMG wow this post is wonderful! I’ve never seen such a magnificient place like Pulau Subu island. All the creatures, coral reefs, jungle, village,… are so beautiful and enthralling. Wish one day I could visit this place.

  15. Liliane Fawzy says:

    Wow this island truly has it all! Very cool about the feral animals!

  16. Ajay says:

    One beautiful place and so many things to visit and do. The water looks pristine and the boat ride must have been fun. Adding it to my bucket list. Thanks for sharing

    • Teja says:

      :D come and try out underwater sports! You’ll realise the weird truth that water that looks amazing on top, it doesn’t mean the visibility is good underneath! And then you’ll be like all divers worldwide, asking on arrival of those who had already been in the water that day, ‘How’s the viz?’

  17. That is a nice island to go! Someplace, where I can relax for a while after hard work.

    • Teja says:

      A lot of Singaporeans apparently do exactly this! The resort where we stayed organises transfers right from Singapore for weekend getaways.

  18. Alice says:

    Good to know. I’ve never heard of this island but looks amazing. I love diving and this could be a great destination for me.

  19. these pics are so beautiful! Well, except the blob – What is that?!?!?!? I could have passed on seeing that :)

    • Teja says:

      Ah… you may want to take that back! It’s anemone – where ‘Nemo’ fish live! They look much better underwater huh?

  20. Laureen says:

    I have never heard of this place but I’m very intrigued. Malaysia has eluded me but I hope to go next year. I’m pinning for future reference. Thanks for great information and insight.

    • Teja says:

      It’s not on the Malaysia highlights, but I really like its oddness and unique bits! Depending on how much time you have, you might have to choose to sacrifice a highlight destination for an off-the-beaten-track one like this!

  21. Lydia Smith says:

    I know right, Pulau is surely eccentric in a way I love. It has everything needed for a peaceful life packed in one place. This is the first time I’m reading about Malaysia and I’m impressed. It’s high time I planned a Malaysian trip

    • Teja says:

      LOL ‘Pulau’ just means island, in Malay. Like ‘Koh’ in Thai. Yeah if you want peaceful rather than vibrant, Sibu would be one of the islands I’d recommend.

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