Jemur Island – Riau

Jemur Island

Jemur Island or Pulau Jemur is an island of Indonesia which is located in the Strait of Malacca, about 45 miles from capital of Rokan Hilir regency, Bagansiapiapi, and about 45 miles from Malaysia. This island is administratively part of Pasir Limau Kapas sub-district, Rokan Hilir regency,Riau province.

Jemur islands are uninhabited and only a stopover place for fishermen who are to sea. A post of Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) was established in this island for the purposes of observation and navigation. Currently, there is no accommodation in this island. There is no regular transportation to the island. However, one can rent a speedboat from Bagansiapiapi (takes about 1.5–2 hours) or Panipahan (takes about 1 hour).

As a virgin island, Pulau Jemur has a good natural sea view and beautiful panorama, and serves as the home for sea turtles. It has a strategic location on the Strait of Malacca; during the Second World War, the Japanese built a defence on here. There are many places can be found here, such as Japanese Cave, Light House tower, and others. Moreover, Pulau Jemur is also has a natural golden sand beaches, and the local government are trying to develop it as a resort area.

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