Tioman Island (Pulau Tioman)
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A Tropical Paradise in the South China Sea
About 36 nautical miles off Malaysia's east coast lies Pulau Tioman or Tioman Island, one of the region's most enchanting holiday spots.
Scenic and tranquil, Tioman Island boasts miles and miles of white
sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, charming villages and friendly
people. Its crystal clear waters teem with spectacular marine life
and colourful coral gardens. The twin peaks of Gunung Nenek Semukut
provide a prominent landmark to this island, reputed to be one of
the most beautiful and idyllic in the world.
The Resting Place of a Beautiful Dragon Princess
According to legend, Tioman Island is the resting place of a beautiful
dragon princess, Whilst flying from China to visit her prince in
Singapore, this beautiful maiden stopped to seek solace in the crystal-clear
waters of the South China Sea. Enraptured by the charms of the place,
she decided to discontinue her journey. By taking the form of an
island, she pledged to offer shelter and comfort to passing travellers.
Tropical Playground for Water Sports Enthusiasts
Tioman Island is an excellent spot for fun-filled water sports activities.
You can go scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, snorkelling, boating,
water skiing, windsurfing, or enjoy the beauty of undersea gardens
by ridding around the island in a glass-bottomed boat.
A Marine Treasure Trove
Tioman Island is a treasure trove of breathtaking marine attractions.
Corals, seashells and limpets, thorny sea urchins, colourful seaweeds
and anemones, starfish and a myriad of other aquatic wonders are
abundant here. The crystal clear waters make scuba diving and snorkelling
in Tioman an experience unlike any other. Other neighbouring islands
recommended for scuba diving and snorkelling are Chebeh, Tulai,
Renggis, Sembilang, Seri Buat and Gut.
Exciting Adventures Amidst The Splendour Of Nature
Tioman Island is the ideal spot for nature lovers, Whether at
sea or on land, the wonders of nature that greet you are truly astounding
and fascinating. Trek across the verdant hill from Tekek to Juara
and enjoy the cool waterfalls cascading over moss-coverad rock formations
at Mukut, or take a dip in the warm waters dotted with pastel-coloured
reefs. Or head to the Marine Park Centre located between Tekek and
Air Batang and swim amidst the various species of fishes.
Anglers' Bountiful Paradise
Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy a bountiful catch at Tioman Island,
Just hire a boat for a day, anchor outside the Marine Park limits
where fishing is permitted. By dusk, you will have a catch large
enough for a sumptuous barbecue on the beach. If you want to try
something different and challenging, try your hand at deep-sea fishing.
Among the species if fishes and crustaceans found here are groupers,
morays, tunas, parrotfish, sea-bass, red snappers, stingrays, plaices,
soles, cora trouts, blue marlins, squids, cuttlefish, shrimps, crabs,
prawns and lobsters.
A Delightful Respite from the Hustle and Bustle of City Life
When the stress of life's hectic pace gets to you, rejuvenate
your mind and body at Tioman Island. Immerse yourself in the quiet
and tranquil setting. Relax to the cool, refreshing breeze and soothing
waves. Bask in the tropical sun or walk along the shores during
sunset to experience the beauty of the island. Popular beaches are
found around the villages of Tekek, Genting, Salang, Air Batang
and Juara. For golf-lovers, tee off at the 18-hole international-standard
golf course set amidst lush tropical greenery. Enjoy the picturesque
sight of rustic villages scattered around the island, where the
people are charming, friendly and gracious.
Tioman Island is accessible by boat from Mersing town or Tanjung
Gemok, Rompin, a journey which takes about 1 to 2 hours. Or one
can also take a plane either Kuala Lumpur, Singapore or Kuantan.
Accommodation comes in the form of delightful wooden chalets on
the beach or in luxurious hotel rooms. Whichever is the choice,
comfort and hospitality is assured.