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also known as:
Aur Island
Priority: Lowest
Location Type: Destination
Pulau Aur is a small island located 67km east of Mersing off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.
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  • In general, Pulau Aur consists of a group of 4 islands: Pulau Aur itself where the main fishing village is located, Pulau Dayang, Pulau Lang and Pulau Pinang. This group of islands lie furthest off the East coast and as such offers beautiful diving in deep waters. The islands offer lush vegetation and white sandy beaches- there are no roads on the islands.
  • The island is not easily accessible during the week, and it might be necessary (and expensive) to charter a boat from Mersing. Boat departure times are often dictated by coach arrival time from Singapore. Boats mostly leave around midnight on a Friday night and arrive around 4.30am on Pulau Aur.
  • Beware, currents can be strong.
  • Activies include: scuba diving, snorkelling, hiking, sunbathng, sports fishing, visiting the kampungs.
  • Money changers available but not ATM.
  • Most resorts have restaurants (all inclusive packages), try the cafes at Kampung Meriam for cheap eats.
  • If you drink, you might want to bring your own alcohol as it’s only available in some resorts and is expensive.
     
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Wikipedia - Pulau Aur

Pulau Aur, known locally as Aur Island, lies about 65 km east of Mersing, Johor, Malaysia. It is part of the Johor Marine Park.
Its corals, lagoons and offshore pools make it a tourist attraction. It has for many years also always been a frequent stopover point for fishermen.
There is also a smaller island close by, Pulau Dayang. Both islands are home to Singaporean diving companies, divers reach the island by chartered boats from Mersing or Singapore.
Due to its overwhelming distance from the mainland of Peninsula Malaysia, Aur Island offers the clearest of waters and the most exciting dive sites in this part of the country.

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