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102 miles from Singapore

PULAU UPEH. 2°11.639N, 102°12.379E

Two miles north of the Malacca River entrance, only a half-mile offshore the new reclamation, is the tiny island of Pulau Upeh. Early Portuguese sailors also knew it as Des Pedra or ‘place of stone’. Anchor 50 metres east of the Tenaga Nasional jetty on sand in 2-4 metres.

Ashore the small resort welcomes yachts and offers a pool, restaurant and water sports. There’s an ancient freshwater well and several relics from WWII scattered around the island. Pulau Upeh is famous as the local WWF sanctuary for nesting hawksbills, one of the rare species of sea turtles in the region. Hundreds come on shore at night to make their nests on the main beach.

Directly opposite only a few hundred metres away on the reclamation site are fast-appearing new condo developments and the new 4-lane coastal road.

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Malacca River artwork - Photo by Bill O'Leary
Malacca River artwork | Photo by Bill O’Leary
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