Lazarus Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lazarus Island is yet another little known Southern Island, which is famous for its coral reefs and a popular diving spot. Lazarus Island is currently linked with St. John’s Island via a causeway. Together with Pulau Seringat, the total land area is approximately 47 ha. This island offer a quiet respite from the big city with laid-back ambiance, sandy beaches and inviting waters. Swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving are recommended. The water currents are quite strong and are recommended only for experienced divers.

Formerly known as Pulau Sakijang Pelepah, it has a size of 49 hectares when combined with Pulau Seringat.

Reclamation should leave 80% of the island’s terrestrial habitat untouched, however, already 2 patch reefs and much of it original fringing reef have already been reclaimed. Should more coral reefs be reclaimed for land, Lazarus Island will lose its tranquil quality.