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Tioman Island, Malaysia

by WCC on May 3, 2012

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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.

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Tioman Island

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.

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Tioman Island malaysia

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Tioman Island Diving

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Tioman Island Beach

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snokeling Tioman Island

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Janet Wong May 10, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Looks like you really had a blast on Tioman.

Whenever we go to Tioman, which is quite often, we go to Tekek Village. We stay at Berjaya when we feel like a pamper trip or Persona when we’re on a budget. Sure, the ferry used to be a pain because tickets are snapped up so fast at Mersing. But these days we just book online on the Tioman Ferry website, a great heads-up.

It’s great to have Tioman in our backyard eh. It’s a lovely little getaway isle to lounge away your day and eat and drink. Or scuba dive or snorkel of course.

I reckon Tioman Boleh :)


Jean Poloski June 25, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Lovely photos of the Tioman Island and the very cute clownfish! I’m a sucker for islands which are not frequently visited by tourists. I find them exotic and they usually provide unique experiences to me. I am a diver for more than 8 years but I haven’t been to this special island of Tioman. I can’t wait to dive at Tioman and see the beauty of the underwater world there.:)


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