Satang Island

>> Thursday, June 3, 2010

Satang Island, a hidden paradise located off the coast of Kuching City in the state of Sarawak that is not polluted by the degenerated human civilization. There are 2 Satang Island - one is Satang Kecil Island, another is Satang Besar Island. Satang Kecil Island has no tourist attraction and is very small, so we are now talking about Satang Besar Island.

Satang Besar Island is owned by the descendants of Datu Patinggi Abang Haji Abdillah Bin Datu Bandar Abang Haji Muhammad Kassim.

The island is surrounded by crystal clear sea water and you can hardly see any rubbish around.

Thus, you can snorkel and swim amidst the colorful coral reefs and marine life of Satang.
Since the island is not too big, you can round it in less than 3 or 4 hours, depending on your equipment and speed. Some simple snorkeling equipment is provided. It is a perfect snorkeling spot for those who like it. Of course, you can also surf or fish. The surfing board are provided, but the fishing rod is not.

Besides that, Satang Besar Island is also a conservation and hatchery area for the green back turtle.
Between May and October, the island is the perfect time for green turtles to come ashore and lay their eggs at the island. Satang Besar Island and its surrounding waters are protected as a sanctuary for these endangered turtles. After 5.30pm every day, tourists are no longer allowed to go down to the beach anymore. This is the time the turtle might start to come ashore and lay their eggs. If you stay at the beach, you might scare the turtle away. If you are lucky, you might see the turtle. However, the turtle only come if the sand is dry and there is no rain. So if there is rain, you most probably would not see any turtle.

So now, how can you go to Satang Besar Island? First of all, you need to go to Telaga Air fisherman village.

From there, you take a 30 minutes boat ride, passing through fishing villages, mangrove swamps and some other smaller Islands.
And because of the fascinating view along the route, you would not notice how fast the 30 minutes go by.

At Satang Besar Island, these are what you will see.

Of course, you can see the sunset too.

And if there is sunset, of course there is sunrise.

Finally, after 2 days 1 night, it will be time for you to go home. There is no specific time for you to check out. But it is recommended that you leave before 3pm. This is because the weather condition might be unstable when it gets late.

The boatman will bring you circle the island once before they send you home. As for the view around the island, I will not post it here. If you want to see the view of the whole island, you will have to check it out yourself, by going there.

Extra information
1. The fee for the trip will be RM 75.00 for 2 days 1 night.
2. Kitchen, toilets and bathrooms are available.
3. Electricity are provided from 6pm until the the oil in the generator runs out.
4. There are 5 rooms/house for you to stay, but you better bring your own sleeping bag for better sleep at night. Mosquitoes and insects are around. But actually, everything will be fine as well without a sleeping bag.
5. You can BBQ, provided that you bring your own food, mesh wire, and charcoal.

Map of Telaga Air Village:

Map of Satang Besar Island:
For further inquiries:
HP: +6010-9749774 (Abol)

22 comments:

ohmywtf June 3, 2010 at 4:53 PM  

nice photos! :-)

jfook June 3, 2010 at 4:53 PM  

Owhh..it's beautiful. I should have visited it.

FiSh June 3, 2010 at 6:09 PM  

i love this place! nice photos too

John June 3, 2010 at 6:41 PM  

@jfook - now you have the information, you can organize your own trip.

@ohmywtf- so so only.

@FiSh - if you like snorkeling and swimming under hot sun, you will like it. As the photo, could be better.

SonnyKazu June 3, 2010 at 6:48 PM  

oooh... nice photos...!

will go visit there one day! :D

Nana Lana June 3, 2010 at 8:43 PM  

hw nice! m waitin for my island trip. wonder when i'll make it. sighh

Xiaopei June 3, 2010 at 10:31 PM  

Niceeeee.... Sunset....

John June 3, 2010 at 10:44 PM  

@SonnyKazu - come go go.

@Nana Lana - the day is still you. n u r even younger. so no worry.

@Xiaopei - other not nice? Well, I suppose so. Could be better.

ilyana June 4, 2010 at 2:31 PM  

nice place..hope can hav trip there =)

John June 5, 2010 at 1:24 AM  

@ilyana - anything can be achieved with money. ermm well... maybe not everything.

Cath J June 5, 2010 at 9:32 PM  

Interesting place.. nice pics.. ^_^

John June 6, 2010 at 12:15 AM  

@Cath J - place seems interesting. pics not nice.

theeggyolks June 6, 2010 at 7:16 PM  

hey! how to go to telaga air? is it somewhere near lundu?

John June 7, 2010 at 12:27 AM  

ya its somewhere there.

Anonymous October 20, 2010 at 6:06 AM  

Any contacts to call for the trip. just kayak from camp permai to satang past few days.. was a torture for RM50.. and you got it for RM75 for 2 days 1 night.. what a steal.. haha..

John October 20, 2010 at 9:41 PM  

erm, didn't u see the contact number and website at the end of the post?

Anonymous May 3, 2011 at 11:35 PM  

hye john,im cornelia from sibu.
i was interested to went to this satang island and was planning to go with my frens but i dont know how.I googled this place and come to foresty national park..sth like dat,through the web it seems that its hard to went to this island as they restrict visitor.when my fren recomended ur blog to me,it seems very easy to visit satang island through ur description.do u have more info about this satang island? thankss hope to hears soon from u

John May 5, 2011 at 10:43 PM  

Erm... I don't have any other info actually. Maybe you can try this number: 010-9749774 (Abol)
I don't know whether the number is still active or not. but i think the facebook is half dead. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Satang-Island/127570059231

Anonymous June 13, 2011 at 8:23 AM  

Nice sunset. It is indeed a hidden paradise. I've shared it on youcompile.com

John June 13, 2011 at 11:46 AM  

yup. thanks.

Joan November 4, 2011 at 9:40 AM  

Hi John, I'd like to know if one room can fit how many person? I'm planning a class trip in December so I want to know how many can a room fit, thanks in advance.

John November 4, 2011 at 10:18 PM  

Hi Joan, if you are slim, 1 room can fit about 5 person. but if you are the opposite, it can only fit about 3. Btw, the Island is closed for now until further notice due to the bad weather condition. You can check their fb at my link there.

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