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LOCATION:
The main fishing village at Pulau Aur. About 1/2 hour walk from Sebukang Bay, or 20 minutes from Teluk Ba'ai or Batu Kembar. If you are staying at Dayang Blues Resort, you may charter a small local boat across the sea channel for RM5 per pax.

DESCRIPTION:

In all honesty, the beach at Teluk Berhala does not conjure the postcard-quality image of idyllic islands in Malaysia. The sands are rather coarse and not exactly powdery white as seen at Batu Kembar or Pasir Putih. Also, the waters are somewhat murky at parts, with visible debris washed away from the adjoining village.

There is one resort on this beach, namely Bluewater Resort, just minutes away from the main wooden jetty. There are no beach chairs or umbrellas provided here. The beach is quite long, from one end at Bluewater Resort to the other end of the village right before the trail to Sebukang Bay begins.

At best, one can visit the beach for a number of reasons. There are some sundry shop and restaurant in the fishing village where you can get basic supplies and meals. Or to see the remnants of original inhabitants of this fabled island and their way of close-knit life. Most of the original settlers were said to have left the island for better opportunities on the mainland. At night, a restaurant at the village springs alive with loud 8-o'clock TV news, thanks to satellite installation. I reckon that was the only few television sets on the island, judging from the evening audience who sat religiously at the monitor for news of the outside world.

The beach also hosts a great view of the famed Berhala Rock which Pulau Aur is often known for. Perched on top of a hill, the rock mysteriously resembles a Buddha statue in meditation as if it was watching over the village inhabitants as well as the loud weekend tourists of neighbouring Pulau Dayang. Do check it out. It was quite a spectacle from my observation point.

Overall, not a great beach for sun-worshippers, but the chance to see the local fishing village of Pulau Aur is something one should not miss.

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