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Pulau Singkep (E Sumatra)

Pulau Singkep (E Sumatra)



Pulau Singkep is located about 20 miles N of Tanjung Jabung on the Sumatera coast. It is an island in the Lingga Archipelago in Indonesia.

The island, about 20 miles in length and the same in breadth, is much indented on its N and S sides.

It is separated from the E coast of Sumatra by the Berthala strait. North of Pulau Singkep is Pulau Lingga, with Pulau Selayar in the channel between. Off the W end of Pulau Singkep is a group of islands separated from Pulau Singkep by Selat Sebayur.
From Tanjung Malang (Perpat), the SE point of Pulau Singkep, the coast has a NE direction for 10 miles to Tanjung Tengku, with Tanjung
Tija (Tidja) about 2 miles farther N.

The coast between these two points is fairly thickly populated; the most important village is Dabo.

Singkep has two ports, Dabo near Dabosingkep and Jago near Sungaibuluh. Singkep also has a small airport capable of handling small 40 passenger aircraft. The airport is currently used by charter flights and the government patrol aircraft. Singkep has many beautiful beaches.

On the W coast of Pulau Singkep and Pulau Lingga the flood current runs to the S and W and the ebb to the N and E, but near the SW coast of Pulau Singkep between Tanjung Buku and Tanjung Sebayur the flood sets N as an eddy and the ebb S at the rate of 1.75 knots.

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Pulau Posik (NW Pulau Singkep)

Posik is the central and principal island of a group which lies off the NW side of Pulau Singkep, and is separated by Selat Sebayur.
Other islands in the vicinity of Posik include Bandahara, Sempeng, Rusukbuaya (Roesoek Boeaja), Nibung, Pajang, and Noja, as well as smaller islets ...
26 Feb 12

Pulau Kepulauan Singkeplaut (SE Pulau Singkeplaut)

Kepulauan Singkeplaut (Singkep Laoet Islands), lying on a drying reef E of Tanjung Buku and fronting Teluk Baruk, consists of Pulau Keling, Pulau Tengah, Pulau Lalang, and Pulau Singkeplaut, as well as a few abovewater rocks.
A conspicuous tree is reported to stand on Pulau Singkeplaut.
26 Feb 12

Pulau Alangtiga - Beralas - Muci (W pulau Singkep)

Pulau Alangtiga, 79m high, lying about 30 miles NW of Pulau Berhala, is the central of a group of three small thickly-wooded islands fringed by reef, and some rocks above-water.
Pulas Beralas, 69m high, lies about 1 mile N of Pulau Alangtiga.
Pulau Muci (Mubi), 81m high, lies ...
26 Feb 12

Pulau Serak and Pulau Pengelap (E Pulau Singplaut)

Pulau Serak, a low and wooded islet, lies about 7 miles WNW of Tanjung Buku, it is located on a shoal, which, under the depth of 9.1m, extends 2 miles SE, 1 mile N, and about 0.7 mile off either side. Oekol (Pulau Ukol), located about 0.5 mile W of the S end of Pulau Serak, lies on ...
26 Feb 12

Merodong group (Indonesia)

The Merodong group of islands lie to the W of Pulau Mesanak, between it and the Temiang group. The former group comprises six islands, separated by channels unsuitable for navigation and there is no reason in venturing among them or between them and Pulau Mesanak.
Merodong, the ...
10 Feb 12

Pulau Cempah - Pulau Laut (Indonesia)

Pulau Cempah (Tjempah) is irregularly shaped, hilly and about 5 miles long and 2 miles wide. It is separated from the NW part of Pulau Bakung and Blandok Besar and Karoti by Selat Cempah (Tjempah Strait, 2 miles wide, which has general depths of about 24m.
Pulau Cempah is fairly ...
27 Feb 12

Pulau Bujang and Gojong (E Lingga)

Pulau Bujang, about 5 miles W of Pulau Selentang, is hilly and wooded, with a peaked hill 111m high near its center; it is steep-to on the NE side but elsewhere is surrounded by a reef which dries. On the SE side, are two wooded rocks.
Tjawan Reef, which dries, lies about 0.5 mile ...
9 Feb 12

Teluk Baruk (S Pulau Singkep)

Also known as Baro-baai, Baroek-baai, lies between Tanjung Malang and Tanjung Buku, the S extremities of Pulau Singkep.
It is about 6 miles wide and 4 miles in length to its head from abreast the 10m curve, within which line the depths are reduced to 3.7m and less over the greater portion of it.
26 Feb 12

Tanjung Irat (NW Singkep)

Tanjung Irat, on the E side, is located 5.5 miles N of Tanjung Sebayur. The strait is divided by a long, steep sandbank on the N point of which lie two rocks, named Malang Bang which are only visible at LW; a patch that dries lies on the W elbow of the bank, about midway between the two points.
26 Feb 12

Tanjung Buku (SW Pulau Singkep)

Tanjung Buku has the prominent hill Gunung Buku, 137m high, on it. Bukit Porok, about 2.7 miles N of Tanjung Buku, has a sharp peak about 149m high.
The coast from Tanjung Buku to Tanjung Sebayur (NW Tg Buku) trends NNW and NW for 14 miles; the latter point is on the E side of ...
26 Feb 12

Selat Sebayur (Sebajoer Strait) (NW Pulau Singkep)

Selat Sebayur (Sebajoer Strait), between the NW side of Pulau Singkep and the Posik group of islands, is a fairly good but narrow channel, requiring local knowledge or the assistance of a native pilot; it is entered from the S between Tanjung Sebayur and a flat that extends about ...
26 Feb 12

Pulau Rapang (NW Pulau Singkep)

Pulau Rapang, a small islet with a sharp, wooded hill, lies 1 mile NW of Tanjung Irat; near it is the narrowest part of the strait.
A steep-to bank, as defined by the 5m curve, forms the W side of the channel.
It extends about 5 miles SW from Rapang.
27 Feb 12
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Sumatra (Indonesia)

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Pulau Alangtiga - Beralas - Muci (W pulau Singkep)

Pulau Alangtiga, 79m high, lying about 30 miles NW of Pulau Berhala, is the central of a group of three small thickly-wooded islands fringed by reef, and some rocks above-water.
Pulas Beralas, 69m high, lies about 1 mile N of Pulau Alangtiga.
Pulau Muci (Mubi), 81m high, lies ...
26 Feb 12

Pulau Selayar (Indonesia)

Pulau Selayar is about 6 miles long, E and W, and 2,5 miles wide. It lies between Pulau Singkep and Pulau Lingga, dividing the passage into two channels, named Selat Penuba and Selat Lima.
A reef extends about 1 mile SE of Penuba, a village at the SE end of Pulau Selayar. A hill ...
27 Feb 12

Pulau Bakung Besar (N Pulau Lingga)

Pulau Bakung (Bakong) lies close to the NW end of Pulau Lingga, from which it is separated by Selat Dasi, and has some fairly high hills.
The SW coast of the island trends in a NW direction, the shore being fronted to a short distance by a reef.Close to the NW extremity of Pulau ...
27 Feb 12
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