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Tioman Island

Island in Malaysia

Travel Tips

Ideal for those looking to explore underwater wonders. 1

Ideal for couples seeking tranquility and adventure. Don't miss out on jungle trekking. 2

Check for seasonal weather conditions before planning activities. 3

Introduction

Geography

  • πŸ“ Location: Situated in the South China Sea, 32 kilometers off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.
  • πŸ“ Size: Measures 39 kilometers in length and 12 kilometers in width.
  • 🏞️ Terrain: Densely forested with mountainous regions, highest point being Gunung Kajang at 1,038 meters.
  • 🏘️ Villages: Comprises seven villages, with Kampung Tekek being the largest and most populous.
  • 🌊 Coastline: Features a 245-kilometer-long coastline.

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Activities

  • 🀿 Scuba Diving: Renowned for its vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine life.
  • πŸ„ Surfing: Popular surfing destination with suitable waves.
  • 🐠 Snorkeling: Excellent snorkeling spots around the island.
  • 🚢 Hiking: Trails available, including a hike from Tekek to Juara.
  • 🐒 Conservation: Juara Turtle Project offers volunteer opportunities for sea turtle conservation.

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Accommodation

  • 🏨 Resorts: Numerous resorts and chalets available for tourists.
  • πŸ’Έ Duty-Free: The island has duty-free status, making shopping more affordable.
  • 🏝️ Areas: Popular areas include Kampung Air Batang (ABC), Tekek, Salang, and Juara.
  • πŸ’° Budget: Options range from budget-friendly to more luxurious stays.
  • πŸŒ… Views: Many accommodations offer stunning sea views.

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Transportation

  • 🚒 Ferry: Regular ferry services from Mersing and Tanjung Gemok.
  • ✈️ Air: Flights available from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport.
  • πŸ›³οΈ Ferry Companies: Bluewater Ferry and Cata Ferry operate services.
  • πŸ—ΊοΈ Jetty Locations: Mersing Jetty and Tanjung Gemok Jetty.
  • 🚌 Bus: Direct buses from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore to Mersing.

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Nature

  • 🌳 Rainforest: Home to the Pulau Tioman Wildlife Reserve.
  • 🐾 Wildlife: Inhabited by species like binturong, long-tailed macaque, and slow loris.
  • 🐟 Marine Life: Rich marine biodiversity with coral reefs and seagrass beds.
  • πŸ¦… Birds: Hosts 138 species of birds, including the frigatebird.
  • 🌿 Endemic Species: Includes the Tioman walking catfish and Kajang slender litter frog.

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History

  • β›΅ Navigation: Used by Austronesian fishermen for navigation and resources.
  • πŸ›³οΈ Trade: Hosted Chinese, Arab, and European trading ships.
  • βš“ WWII: Played host to British and Japanese navies during WWII.
  • πŸ—ΊοΈ Artifacts: Chinese porcelain shards can be found on beaches.
  • πŸ›οΈ Architecture: Buildings are restricted to a maximum of three stories.

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Climate

  • 🌞 Best Time: Visit between March and October, with peak months in June and July.
  • 🌧️ Monsoon: Resorts close during the monsoon season from November to February.
  • 🌑️ Temperature: Average daily maximum ranges from 28.4Β°C to 32.1Β°C.
  • πŸ’§ Precipitation: Annual average precipitation is 2,718.4 mm.
  • πŸ’¦ Humidity: Average relative humidity is around 86%.

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