For divers and marine life enthusiasts
Pulau Hantu is made up of two islets, Hantu Besar and Hantu Kecil. The word 'hantu' is the Malay word for ghost and it was probably named after stories of ancient Malay warriors who duelled to the death on the island – and that their ghosts still wander the island.
These days, the peaceful island is a great spot for divers and those who want to observe marine life up close. There are swimming lagoons, white sands, intertidal pools, mangroves, and plenty of reefs teeming with life underwater.
How to get there While admission to the island is free, there are no regular ferries to Pulau Hantu. You can charter a boat from West Coast Pier to take you there. Rates will have to be negotiated with the operator which depends on their availability. and diesel prices among others. Alternatively, look out for group tours and treks to the island where you can follow nature enthusiasts as they study and observe marine life on the island.