History of Pulau Hantu

The name Pulau Hantu literally means "Ghost Island" in Malay.

It may refer to the "disappearing" moment of the mid part of the island during the high tide. During the low tide, Pulau Hantu can be seen as one island with two large bays on the northern and southern side of the island. However during the high tide, the water level in the bays would rise and the midsection of island (which is geographically lower than other parts) would disappear under the tide and resulting in two smaller islands