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SOUTH PULAU DAYANG BUNTING

The northern anchorage (Q) 06° 12.636N, 99° 46.225E is in 8-12 metres on a muddy bottom surrounded by beautiful remote bush-clad islands. Do not anchor too close to the reef. There is no beach.

The anchorage at (R) 06° 12.257N, 99° 46.775E on a muddy bottom at 6-8 metres, is a well protected bay in the northeast season and gives access to the commercial speedboat and dinghy landing jetty. From here take the conventional path leading to the famous freshwater lake, otherwise known as the Princess Lake. (See Box). Inside are pontoons, cordoned off pools with easy exit ladders, dozens of pairs of paddle-boats available for rent and entertaining schools of catfish to feed.

To the south of the jetty, directly east of our anchorage at 6° 12.200N, 99° 46.962E the lake almost meets the sea again. More adventurous rogues can scramble over the 5-metre-high natural rock wall to swim privately and fill your jerry cans. A completely different, and some think a far better experience.

Further to the south is a very picturesque channel between the small islands and the high cliffs, with deep water right though, leading to a well-protected anchorage (S) 06° 11.152N, 99° 47.248E in 8-12 metres between the shores of the two islands.

Further east is a beautiful south-facing bay where anchorage (T) 06° 10.999N, 99° 47.967E in 4 metres gives good access to exploring the beach ashore and the indented cove to starboard with its small private beach.

Proceeding around, leaving Pulau Ujung Buloh to the south tuck in close in this wonderful protected anchorage (U) 06° 10.111N, 99° 48.775E in 4-7 metres used by local fishing boats.

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