Tioman ( Malay : Pulau Tioman ) is a Malaysian island in the South China Sea . It lies about 50 km east from the mainland of the Malay Peninsula . There are several villages on Tioman, which consist mostly of small, simple cabins for tourists and just across the water or hiking trails are accessible through the jungle.
On the island, to the state of Pahang is one, there is only one road and a few cars and motorcycles. The small airport of the island is by Berjaya Air served, making the island even in the top layer of the nearby cities of Singapore , Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong became a popular weekend destination. You can reach the island except by plane with only one of the many ferries that commute throughout the day between Mersing and Tioman. At the ferry terminal in Mersing, there are regular bus services from Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Singapore. A direct ferry service to Singapore but was set.
The interior of the 39 km long and 12 km wide island is a nature reserve , covered with tropical jungle. The highest point of the mountain is Gunung Kajang (1038 m). Distributed around the island, there are some dive sites , is certainly of interest, but not with the districts to the Maldives and the Red Sea are comparable. Nearby there are also several wrecks from the Second World War, like the HMS Prince of Wales and the HMS Repulse . These lie at a depth of 50-70 meters and are therefore technical divers reserved.