Besar Island / Pulau Besar

Pulau Besar, Johor
The island was formerly known as Pulau Babi Besar – Big Boar Island – due to the wild boar that used to roam freely here, but of which there now remains no trace. A legend of a couple that turned into mermaids after eating an enchanted kind of seaweed is still told here, and some say that the nibble marks that appear on the rocks at low tide is their doing. In recent years,...
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