The Pemanggil island is a fisherman‘s best-kept secret. Its other magnetic charms include endless stretches of white sandy beaches and awesome snorkeling spots. 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 island, situated south of Tioman, requires a 4 to 5 hours ride by boat from Mersing, the mainland Johor. 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. The island is well known for deep sea fishing and good hunting grounds for marlins and tenggiri (spanish mackerel). 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. Pemanggil Island is one of the ‘must visit‘ fishing paradise.
A kampung concept with chalets built on a rocky plateau just off Kampung Pak Kaleh. The resort arranges group trips for minimum of 20pax and there are usually groups going to the island on weekends. If there are only a few of you travelling, you could join these groups for a 3days 2nights trip. All chalet rooms have attached bathroom and fan and package includes boat transfer from Mersing-Island-Mersing and is full -board.
3 Days 2 Nights Lanting Beach Resort
Package (minimum 10 persons)
RM 258 nettt per adult Weekday Rates
RM 308 nett per adult Weekend and Public Holiday Rates
Child (2 – 11 years old)
RM 158 nett per child Weekday Rates
RM 198 nett per adult Weekend and Public Holiday Rates
Package inclusive of:
* Accommodation/Welcome Drink & snacks * 3 Buffet breakfast/ 2 Buffet lunch/ 2 Buffet dinner/ 1 Standard BBQ * Snorkeling, Fishing, Jungle tracking and Telematch * In house movie and Karaoke, In-door & Outdoor Game
* The management has the right to change/cancel any activities due to instability of the weather condition. Minimum 20 person is required in order for service to be carried out.
Confirmation Requirements :
The following is required in order to secure bookings ~ * 50% deposit at point of booking/ total no. of person * 50% full payment before the event ( within 2 weeks)
Any cancellation must be notified to us at least (2) weeks before the event. Deposit will not be refundable or cancellation is between (2) weeks before the event.
Speed boat : RM60.00 nett (adult ) per way/ RM50.00 nett (child) per way
Standby boat : RM15.00 nett per person per way (Island Hoping P.Aur, P.Dayang, P.Tioman)
S/boat Fishing : RM 500.00 (40 / 50 ft ) RM 650.00 (50 / 60 ft) per day per boat.
**Please Note that there will be a non-refundable credit card charge on payment made
3 Days 2 Nights Package Itinerary:
( Pulau Pemanggil / Mersing)
Depart Mersing jetty for Pulau Pemanggil, Johor. (5.00 am, depending on the tide). The tropical island of Pemanggil Island captures the imagination of those who love sea and it’s tranquility. Upon arrival, check-in to rooms. The rest of the day free for you to explore the island . You may option to go fishing, snorkeling, swimming, canoeing and jet skiing. Lunch time, 1.00pm buffet. After lunch, free activities. Dinner will be served at 8.00pm. After dinner, in-house movie and karaoke all night long.
(Pulau Aur, Pulau Dayang, Pulau Lang Excursion)
After breakfast, which will be at 8.00 am, you will be taken on an island-hopping trip (add RM 30.00 per person) . Uninhibited islands, which is surrounded by white coral sands and undisturbed corals, you can indulge in snorkeling or just sun bathing on the sand beach. The boat will anchor at a favourite spot for you to try your luck at fishing. Packed lunch will be provided (picnic). After lunch you will be taken back to Lanting Beach Resort for more free activities, such as water sports and so on. Get ready for dinner and BBQ. At leisure for the rest of the evening, with choice of karaoke.
(Pulau Pemanggil / Mersing)
After breakfast free and easy till you bid farewell to this enchanting island by ferry. Reach home safely with sweet memories.
Pemanggil means “Calling” in the Malay Language. Situated south of Tioman Island, famous for fishing expeditions especially for marlins, giant 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.
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. 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.
The village has retained the name ‘pontianak’from a banshee that once had disturbed the village 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
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. However, only foundations of the settlement and graves of their loved ones remain as milestones of the living history on the island.
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. It is an angler’s paradise. 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.
For more information about Mersing, please contact
the Johor Marine Park Information Centre in Mersing at 607-7991161
Mersing Tourist Information Centre (METIC) at 607-7995212.
From Johor Bahru city centre, take the Johor Bahru-Kota Tinggi trunk road and on through the Kota Tinggi-Mersing trunk road (Highway 3). From North-South Expressway take the Ayer Hitam exit (Interchange 244) and drive towards toward Kluang and onwards using the Kluang-Jemaluang trunk road (Highway 50). After Jemaluang town, get onto the Kota Tinggi-Mersing trunk road, heading towards Mersing. Look out for signboards that will lead you to Mersing Jetty.
Pulau Pemanggil is 1,036 ha ( 6.4 km square ). It has population of 109 people. The locals involve in tourism, fisheing and agriculture activities. The island has a small dam for their water supply. Located 85.5km from Mersing jetty and 59.5km from Tanjung Leman jetty. It uses solar energy system and genset for electric supply. Installation managed by TNB.
Kg. Pontianak jetty
Kg. Buau jetty
Kg. Pak Kaleh jetty
Lanting Resort jetty
It also has basic necessities for the locals:
1 mosque and 1 surau
Pos Malaysia representative
Resorts and Chalets:
Lanting Beach Resort
Matahari Beach Resort
Pemanggil Holiday Heaven
Pak Kaleh Chalet
Family Inn Resort
Deep Sea Fishing