A section in a renting in Singapore website that is solely dedicated to an island in the South China Sea? Yes, this page is about Pulau Bawah, a little cluster of untouched pearly islets in the Anambas Archipelago that you really have to get acquainted with whilst you're in Singapore. Or better yet, have to go and experience.
Now, chances are that you've never heard of Anambas, let alone Pulau Bawah. And whilst this is not unusual, it actually is quite odd.
In fact, Anambas is quite a large area of scattered breathtakingly beautiful Indonesian islands in the South China Sea. As it happens, Anambas is a mere 100 miles of the east coast off Peninsular Malaysia. Come to that, Pulau Bawah, this remote and idyllic little paradise, is barely 150 miles northeast of Singapore.
So close, yet so unknown.
No one knows why and how this dazzling little collection of palm-fringed lagoons and sun-kissed beaches has managed to remain undiscovered for so long. It could of course be the fact that Pulau Bawah is quite a distance away from the main cluster of Anambas islands, which - unlike Pulau Bawah - tend to all be gravitated together to the north of Pulau Bawah.
Either way, Pulau Bawah is nothing short of a resplendent gift by nature. If it's ultimate privacy you're after in a stunning tropical paradise, complete with world-class lagoons and superb snorkeling, then make your way to Pulau Bawah.