Pulau Upeh (formely known as "Liha Das Pedras", meaning place of stones), a conspicuous, densely-wooded islet, about 34m high to the tops of the trees, stands offshore about 3 miles W of St. Paul’s Hill.
Pulau Upeh is a great
weekend retreat in Melaka with its first class chalets
at the Upeh Island Resort.
This popular island is also a
sanctuary for the Hawksbill Turtle. The Hawksbill turtle, one of
the earth's rare species, is a medium-sized marine
turtle with a hawk-like beak and a thorny shell and can
be found only at Pulau Upeh in Melaka.
A ridge, over which there are depths of less than 5.5m, extends about 1 mile from the E and W sides of the island parallel with the coast.
A shoal, with a depth of 6.4m, lies almost 0.5 mile SW of Pulau Upeh. Little Shoal, with a depth of 3.3m, lies about 0.5 mile SSE of Pulau Upeh; about 0.2 mile SSE is a 5.2m patch.
An 8.2m patch is reported to lie about 2 miles SSE of the same islet.
Between Pulau Upeh and the mainland a bank runs parallel with the coast. Owens Rocks, which dry 1.5m, lie near its NW end and about 0.3 mile N of Pulau Upeh.
Two patches which dry from about 0.3m to 0.6m lie near its SE end.