The place is good for snorkelling if i had gone there during non monsoon season. The reason i went there during the monsoon is that they had a great promo during that time.. so no snorkelling for us. But during normal season that is march to october, u can book a snorkelling trip to pulau sibu kukus which is a small uninhabited island nearby. It...more
If you want to save money, have lunch at Tanjung Leman Jetty before you board the boat to Sibu Island Resort. They have Nasi Lemak, Nasi Goreng, Nasi Campur, Mee Goreng, Burger Ramly, etc at very cheap prices. You better buy extra bottles of Mineral Water as the tap water at the resort is not safe for drinking. Taste a littly bit salty even after...more
All meals inclusive in the package.. So it was buffet but nothing special, mostly rice.The ala carte menu is very expensive.. so its wise to stick with the food they provide.The food was kinda the same througout the 4 days.. The dessert is worse, its all rotated so You end up with small tiny pieces of hard cake.Eat when you really hungry...There is...more
Here's a hint. By the 3rd morning, my traveling mate refused to eat the breakfast. Food was kinda bland, vegetables for the salad looked dying and grey and I heard several years on, the situation had not really changed. Well, it's a monopoly. Either you eat or you starve. Bring an iron stomach.more
Get seranaded while having dinner at Lumba-Lumba Cafe.These are the only entertainers in this island. You will see them everyday during your stay here. They will welcome you when you arrive, sing for you during dinner, perform for you in the nightclub, and sing farewell when you leave.There's no other nightlife here, other than gazing at the stars...more
Directions from Singapore1. Drive from Johor Bahru to Kota Tinggi.2. Take road to Mersing.3. Drive for about 45 minutes, see signpost for "Tanjung Leman, Pulau Sibu" at Tenggaroh Junction.4. Turn right - see Guard Post-Drive on for about 10 minutes, follow directions provided by signboards :"Tanjung Leman, Pulau Sibu".5. Turn left at T-Junction,...more
THe only way (or the most frequent way) to get to Pulau Sibu Tengah is via Tanjong Leman Jetty in the State of Johor (West Malaysia).Driving from Singapore/Johor Bahru:You need to drive to Johor Bahru and drive ahead until Kota Tinggi (approx. 1 hr). You will reach Tanjung Leman's jetty after driving for about 45 minutes from Kota Tinggi. You may...more
There is one souvenior shop but nothing outstanding here.. You can get t shirts and small souveniors here. You can also check out theshops on mainland, Tg leman and get some tidbits or stuffs, presumably cheaper. The resort supply you with a bottle of drinking water, more you have to pay. So..either u can pay at the resort which costs a few $ more or you can buy them at ferry terminal.
What to buy: I did not buy anything except icecreams for the kids from the shop.
this is still Malaysia where Islam is still the dominant religion. Do respect the religious believes of the workers at the sole resort here, many of them Muslims and behave decently. Suntanning topless or naked is a no-no.
The tap water here is not safe for drinking. And a bottle of 1L mineral water costs RM4.50 (that's about more than Sing $2.00, the exchange rate was about $1 to RM 227).\Even after boiling, the water still taste slighly salty.An alternative, you could buy lots of mineral water at the Tanjong Leman Jetty, or be a little adventerous and still drink...more
Yes, they have toothbrushes. No, they do not have tooth paste. To my detriment and to my horror I discovered when I realise I was short of toothpaste. Hopefully these several years on have finally seen toothpastes on their shelves in the sole grocery shop ran by the resort.more
Since, this little trip was part of the package, we just followed it.
Not too bad, if this is your first time snorkelling. Got to see corals and various of saltwater fishes like the blue angel fish, tiger fish, and the famous Nemo (clownfish).
Unique Suggestions: At least if you have an underwater camera, you could still catch a few pictures and show them as your trophy.
Luggage and bags: Dont get sick!! There is no doctor on call on this 4 star resort!! u have to take the ferry to mainland and van to a certian nearby hospital.. i brought lots of first aid stuff but was still unprepared for the accident that happened to my son.. but staffs was helpful and they had their own first aid kit but don expect anything more.. so bring all the medical supplies u think u would need.. And if u have kids might want to bring colouring books in between the beach and pool time.. well.. clothes wise.. shirt, shorts... sunblocks..
There's a mini zoo here at the island. There's mousedeer, cameroon goats, chickens, peacocks and rabbits.
The Sibu archipelago or group is made up of Pulau Sibu (Besar) and a cluster of islands, namely Pulau Sibu Tengah, Pulau Sibu Hujung, and Pulau Sibu Kukus (Coral Island). Some folks also included nearby Pulau Tinggi into the group. There are a number of resorts of Pulau Sibu Besar and only 1 on Pulau Sibu Tengah. Pulau Sibu Tengah was originally...more
Peninsula Malaysia is greatly affected by the Northeast Monsoon blowing down from the South China Sea from late November till early February, bringing high winds and heavy storms. So this will be a time to avoid island visiting, especially those along the east coast of peninsula Malaysia. Many of the resorts on the islands will be closed as well....more