The Karimun Islands consist of Great Karimun (Pulau Karimunbesar), Little Karimun (Pulau Karimun Ketjil), and a number of off-lying islets.
They differ in character from the low marshy islands of the E coast of Sumatera, being hilly with fertile soil, and are well-populated. They are surrounded by reefs and shoals, many of which are completely or partly dry.
They are located just off the E coast of Sumatra, guarding the southern entrance of the busy Straits of Malacca.
Pulau Belembang-Burung (E Rangsang-E Sumatra)
Pulau Burung, which stands about 5 miles SE of Tanjung Medangkaluwar, the E extremity of Pulau Rangsang, is high, densely wooded, and fringed by above and below-water rocks.
Pulau Belembang, 1,5 miles N of pulau Burung, is surrounded by above and belowwater rocks. The islet is ...
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