Pongkar beach is a long beach with an area of approximately 100 hectares, with pine trees scattered around the beach area.
During the Southwest Monsoon good anchorage can be taken off the E
side of Great Karimun, to the SE of Little Karimun, over a bottom of
stiff gray mud with good holding ground.
The depths over the bank
fronting this anchorage range from 8.2 to 9.1m and have to be crossed to
get to the anchorage area.
A designated anchorage area has been
established in the waters E of Great Karimun just S of the eastbound
traffic separation lane. All vessels anchoring in this area should
comply with the port procedures.
Karimun Kecil or Little Karimun, separated from the NE side of Great Karimun by a deep channel about 0.5 mile wide, is a bold island, 377m high. In the NW approach to the channel between Great Karimun and Little Karimun are two islets, Nangoi, 39m high, about 1.2 miles W of the ...
Assan and Mudu, rocky and thickly-overgrown islands, 83 and 65m high, respectively, lie about 1.2 miles off the NW side of Great Karimun. Sajuda, an above-water rock, lies 0.5 mile N of Assan and Seal Rock lies about 0.5 mile NE of Sajuda. Tokong Belanda, a low rock, lies about ...
Pulau Tambelas, 80m high, stands about 4 miles NNW of Pulau Kempaan, in the fairway between Selat Gelam and the channels between the islands SW of it. The island has three peaks and from a distance appears as two islands.
Selat Gelam, the passage between the S end of Great Karimun and the N end of Pulau Kondur, is used by local craft trading between Singapore and the islands to the SW. The passage at its E end is about 3 miles wide but about 6 miles to the W the channel is divided into two channels ...
Pulau Iyu Besar and Pulau Iyu Kecil, each 45m high, lie about 3 miles N of Little Karimun. Pulau Iyu Kecil lies 0.5 mile NE of Pulau Iyu Besar. The islets are known as The Brothers. A rock, with a depth of 2m, lies 0.3 mile NE of Pulau Iyu Kecil, and a rock, with a depth of ...