Jemur Island

Jemur Island or Pulau Jemur is located in the Strait of Malacca, about 64,3 Km  from capital of Rokan Hilir regency, Bagansiapiapi, and about 72,4 km from Malaysia. Actually, Pulau Jemur is named for several of small island, the isles are Pulau Tekong Emas, Pulau Tekong Simbang, Pulau Labuhan Bilik and some others small isles.

Pulau Jemur has a good natural sea view and beautiful panorama, and serves as home for sea turtles. It has a strategic location on the Strait of Malacca. The islands that are located in Jemur island has a circular shape so that in the middle part forming the calm sea. By the time of summer arrives, the northwest wind on the ocean waves in the Strait of Malacca is very large, and usually the local fishermen who were fishing make a shelter in the central part of Jemur island, because it relatively quiet.

During the Second World War, the Japanese built a defence at this island. There are many places can be found there, such as Japanese Cave, Light House tower, and others.

Pulau Jemur has a natural golden sand uninhabited and only a stopover place for fishermen who are going to the sea. A post of Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) was established in this island for the purposes of observation and navigation. Currently, there is no accommodation in this island. There is no regular transportation to the island. However, one can rent a speedboat from Bagansiapiapi, which takes about 1.5–2 hours or from Panipahan, which takes about 1 hour.

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