Named after its mirror-like reflection of the sky. Sky Mirror is a mysterious island that will only emerge for several days every month: During the 1st and 15th of a lunar month, as well as 4 days before or after these dates. It is also dubbed the Salar de Uyuni of Malaysia, after the similar natural wonder in Bolivia.
Before Sky Mirror is unearthed by a group of travel enthusiasts earlier in 2016, it is almost the best-kept secret within the town, only known to the locals. Having got to know about the “mystery island” from the fisherman, they decided to explore and what the discovered was a piece of stunning land that flawlessly reflecting the sky. These are the pioneers of the island’s discovery, who also named the place Sky Mirror. After a few returns for observations, they stimulated the idea of uplifting the town’s image by promoting the newfound gem as a must-visit tourism spot. With help from the local council and residents, Sky Mirror is officially introduced in February 2016, and becomes an immediate sensation. It brings unprecedented numbers of visitors to the town, and today it is one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations in Malaysia in a short time.
Sky Mirror is actually a seabed that appears above water at low tide, exposing an expansive sand flat as huge as hundred football fields for 3-4 hours in the morning, producing a mirror-like reflection of the sky. Locals used to call it Sand Dollar Beach or Black Sand.
What’s even more surprising is that this mysterious phenomenon only appears on the 1st, 2nd, 14th, 15th, 16th and 30th day of the month according to the Chinese lunar calendar.
The moment you step on to Sky Mirror, the unparalleled paradise beauty of the mysterious island will take your breath away. Unlike other mirror lakes, you can physically walk on the seabed, and capture the unique moments in its all-natural reflective surroundings. And when heaven meets the earth – you are literally a little mermaid from the ocean that is standing in the sky.
The sandbank itself is home to a great variety of marine life, where you’ll find plenty of hermit crabs, soldier crabs, bamboo clams, sand dollars, sea anemones, snails, sea snakes, conches, bailer shells and more.