next to Tioman, requires a 3 hours ride by boat from Mersing - the jump-off point from the
mainland. Along the journey if you're an avid angler, drop a line and start fishing right
away! One will never be disappointed with the catch! Accommodation is very simple and
basic, but there's nothing better than savouring the rustic life of a fishing village. For
the adventurous, the hill outcrop of the island makes for a challenging climb and
breath-taking view of the far reaching ocean.
The island is well known for deep sea fishing and good hunting grounds for marlins and
tenggiri (mackerel). However, it also possesses other charms - such as endless stretches
of white sandy beaches and many good location of snorkelling spots. As the island is still
unknown, the corals have largely been left untouched and are free of pollution
"Calling" in the Malay Language. Situated south
of Tioman Island, famous for fishing expeditions
especially for marlins, travallys and Tenggiri (Spanish
Mackerel). One of the lesser known islands, and still
untouched by modern developments. It is not only known for
fishing but also for jungle/hill climbing and also for diving/snorkeling.
For snorkellers the most thrilling experience will be to see a sunken
wreck close to shore not more than 5 meters deep.
Prized catch - Garoupas !!!
Pemanggil - Fishing & Snorkeling
boat transfers - Mersing - Pulau Pemanggil
of use of boat for fishing or snorkeling the duration of the
nights accommodation on quad share basis non air conditioned
breakfast, 2 lunch and 2 dinner
day boat tours / fishing outings
Rates are in Ringgit Malaysia per person .
Holiday Surcharge of RM 30.00 per person
change without prior notice.
Children below 12 years - 50% of
Children below 4 years - free of charge
marine park fees of RM 5.00
All guests must sign a liability waiver form before departure to the
itinerary : (3D/2N)
Day 1 (L,D)
Depart by a private chartered boat for Pulau Pemanggil. Check
in at chalet. After lunch, free at leisure. Activities by boat : snorkelling,
fishing, swimming and beach combing. Dinner in the evening.
Day 2 (B,L,D)
After breakfast, depart by boat for fishing, norkelling or swimming. Return
for lunch and afternoon, more fishing, snorkelling and swimming.
Night fishing can be aranged. Dinner in the evening.
Day 03 (B)
After breakfast, depart by boat for Mersing jetty en route to Kuala Lumpur.
This is the main kampung (village) where the
first settlers made home. A clinic ,a mosque,a police outpost and a
school form the backbone of the community. The school is made up of
only 15 students with ages ranging from 5 to 12years. One of the
reasons many families have moved away from the island is the need to
pursue further education for their children. The population of the
island has now dwindled to a mere 40 villagers and continues to drop
as younger folk leave in search of their destinies.
the early days, there lived a 'Pontianak', a banshee who fed on
newborn babies. This particular breed of banshee, the one found on
the island, is also known as 'Hantu Langsuir' . The Langsuir can
detach her head from the body in times of attacks. What is normally
reported of the Langsuir is a flying head with entrails attached and
of course the earpiercing screeches and wails.
This resident banshee had a palatable fancy for male babies- waiting
eagerly for new-borns but only attacking at night. One night, she
heard the groans of a villager in labor, in the nearby village.
Having been waiting for months now for a newborn, her thirst for
young blood was insatiable.
She hastily detached her head from her body and flew off to the
house unaware of the villagers lying in wait to ambush her. On
arrival at the house, she noticed that all the doors and windows to
the house were barred from within. In desperation, she decided to
enter from under the house, through the cracks of the floorboards.
The villagers, in position for the attack, threw a net over her.
Her wails from the surprise of the ambush alerted her body but
before the body could be reunited with the head, another group of
villagers infiltrated the Pontianak's house and put flames to body.
Without a body to return to, the Pontianak was finally destroyed. The
village has still retained the name 'pontianak' but is now a quiet,
serene beach. The villagers there go about their daily chores of
salting fish, repairing nets and taking coffee breaks. And there's a
great snorkelling patch just in front of the jetty.
Kampung Pak Kaleh
The village is where Pak Mazlan and a few other families settled
after moving from Pulau Aur. Now, the village houses only a few
families. In the old days, the village was situated up on the hill.
As villagers started moving out, the remaining ones moved down to
the beachfront. If you're interested, ask the local boys to take you
up to the old settlement.
However, only foundations of the settlement and graves of their
loved ones remain as milestones of the living history on the island.
It is an angler's paradise .... Teluk Lancang is
an isolated bay on the northeastern coast of Pemanggil Island.
Coconut trees grow with abundance amidst the tropical vegetation
along the coast.
Towering majestically in the heart of Pemanggil Island, is a huge
boulder known locally as Batu Buau, regarded as the sacred guardian
of the island. On a clear day, this landmark is clearly visible from
the south of Tioman Island which is 50 km away.Pemanggil Island is
one of the 'must visit' fishing paradise.
In Malaysia's recent fishing competition organised by a leading
newspaper company, Pemanggil Island was nominated as one of the best
fishing spots in the country. Among the favorite game fish is the
Black Marlin, however it is quite rare to catch it. Only the real
lucky ones get it ... good luck. The island is well known for deep
sea fishing and good hunting grounds for marlins and tenggiri
(mackerel). However it also possesses other charms such as endless
stretch of white sandy beaches and many good locations for
snorkeling. As the island is still not known, the corals are almost
untouched and the waters are free of pollution. This remote island
is famous for its beauty and abundance of marine life within its
clear emerald waters.
Pemanggil, situated next to Tioman, requires a 4 to 5 hour boat ride
from Mersing, which is the jump off point from the mainland. Along
the journey if you're an avid angler, drop a line and start fishing
right away! One will never be disappointed with the catch.
Accommodation is very simple and basic, but there's nothing better
than savoring the rustic life of a fishing village. For the
adventurous, the hill outcrop of the island makes a challenging
climb with the reward being a breathtaking view of the ocean.
Pemanggil island, situated south of Tioman,
requires a 4 to 5 hours ride by boat from Mersing - the jump-off
point from the mainland Johor. The island is a fisherman's best-kept
secret. It is well known for deep sea fishing and has good hunting
grounds for marlins - black ones if you're fortunate - and
mackerels. Its other magnetic charms include endless stretches of
white sandy beaches and awesome snorkeling spots. Although still
unknown to many, this remote island is famous for its beauty and
abundance of marine life within its clear emerald waters.
On the north-eastern coast of Pemanggil Island is
Teluk Lancang, an isolated bay where coconut trees grow in abundance
amidst the tropical vegetation. At the heart of the island, there is
a huge boulder known locally as Batu Buau which locals regard as
sacred - a landmark that will not go unnoticed as it is clearly
visible from as far as 50km from the south of Tioman Island.
When it comes to accommodation, back to basics
and rustics are the answers. For the adventurous, the hilly outcrop
of the island offers a challenging rock climbing expedition and the
summit holds a scene of the incredible beauty of the open sea.