Welcome to Pulau Tinggi
About 10km northeast of Pulau Sibu Besar, jungle-clad Tinggi is an impressive sight when seen from a distance – it’s an extinct volcano (tinggi means ‘tall’) with a 600m-high cone that creates a dreamy silhouette. In fact, Chinese sailors of yore called it 'General's Hat Island'. Most resorts offer day trips around the island which include excellent snorkelling and a trek to a beautiful waterfall.
The island supports three village populations: Kampung Tanjung Balang, Kampung Pasir Panjang and Kampung Sebirah Besar.