Pulau Tioman, Malaysia
Tioman Island (locally known as Gunung Daik Bercabang Tiga) is a small island located 32 km off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia in the state of Pahang, and is some 39 km long and 12 km wide. It has eight main villages, the largest and most populous being Kampung Tekek in the north.
The densely forested island is sparsely inhabited, and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a popular scuba diving spot. Popular beaches include the ones around the villages of Tekek, Genting, and Salang. A walk on one of these beaches at sunset is truly enchanting and will simply take your breath away.
Things to See & Do
* Scuba diving & Snorkeling
* Monkey Beach
* Jungle trekking
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Ringgit (RM) (MYR)
Language – Bahasa Malaysia, English
Population – 450 approx
Land Area – 91 km²
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time - GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – +6o
Port Location – There is a recently built harbour located in Tekek on Tioman island.
Travel Links – Most visitors arrive by ferry from Mersing on the mainland. Bluewater Express operates the ferry services and its boats are fast and comfortable taking approx 1 hour 20mins to the first jetty. Some ferries also depart from Tanjung Gemuk to the north of Mersing.
Pulau Tioman Airport is located next to Tekek village (Kampung Tekek). The sole commercial operator to the island's small airstrip near Tekek is Berjaya Air which flies 48 seat Dash-7 turboprops from Kuala Lumpur (60 min; one-way; daily) and Singapore (35 min; one-way; daily peak season, several times a week during the monsoon season).