This is a list of islands of Malaysia. According to the Department of Survey and Mapping, Malaysia, there are 878 islands in the country. The state of Sabah has the most islands with 394 islands within its waters.[1] Apart from that, Malaysia also has 510 offshore geographical features which include rocks, sandbanks and ridges.[2] In 2015, it was reported that Malaysia still has over 535 unnamed islands, prompting the need for the government to take quick action to prevent neighbouring countries from taking over these islands.[3][4] Most of the islands in the state of Sabah have been given a name, according to a statement from the State Land and Survey Department director.[5]

Major islands

Islands over 250,000 square kilometres

Islands over 200 square kilometres

Disputed islands

Further information: Territorial disputes in the South China Sea

Minor islands

Jerejak Island.

Islands below 200 square kilometres

Artificial islands

Other island groups, conservation areas, and national parks

See also


  1. ^ Murib Morpi (12 April 2011). "All 182 unnamed Sabah islands given names". The Borneo Post. Archived from the original on 31 October 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  2. ^ "All unnamed islands will be gazetted by June – Kurup". Bernama. Yahoo! News. 11 April 2011. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  3. ^ Sarban Singh (23 August 2015). "Over 500 Malaysian islands unnamed". The Star/Asia News Network. AsiaOne. Archived from the original on 8 October 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Status of 535 Malaysian islands unknown; state govts told to name, gazette uninhabited islands". The Straits Times. 23 August 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Official: Sabah already gave names to all state islands". The Star. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2015.