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PAHANG - EAST COAST REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA
PLACES OF INTEREST : Pulau Tioman Island - General Info
 
 

A Gleaming Gem In The South China Sea

 

A tropical enclave of sun-drenched beaches and soft sandy shores. Crystal-clear waters that teem with breathtaking marine life and seascapes. A primeval rainforest that reverberates with nature?s astounding heritage. Perfectly complemented with an unhurried lifestyle, friendly islanders and enduring charm. Laced with a touch of mystery.

 

Pulau Tioman or Tioman Island lies about 56 km off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It spans over 38 km in length and 19 km at its widest point. The island enjoys a tropical climate, with temperatures ranging from 280C to 300C. The water temperature is 280C. Visitors can expect occasional torrential showers especially from the months of November to February. However most resorts continue to operate during this season and activities may be carried out as usual. The island has basic but adequate facilities for tourists. Pay phones can be used with Telekom phone cards. Cellular communication is available through Maxis, Celcom and TM Touch lines (depending on the area you are in). Visitors can access the Internet at cybercafes found around the island. Government clinics are located in Mukut, Genting and Tekek and operate from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm. 24-hour medical service is available at Berjaya Tioman Beach, Golf & Spa Resort. Electricity voltage is 220 ? 240 volts while A/C is at 50 cycles per second. Visitors are advised to make prior financial arrangements on the mainland. Major credit cards are accepted at selected resorts and retail outlets.

 
 
AN ISLAND SHROUDED IN LEGENDS
 

The origin of Tioman and its people are woven in a tapestry of intriguing legends. A legend synonymous with the island is the tale of a beautiful dragon princess. On her way from China to visit her prince in Singapore, this fabled maiden stopped to seek solace in the crystal-clear waters of the South China Sea. Enchanted by the charms of the place, she decided to discontinue her journey. The princess took the form of an island and pledged to offer shelter and comfort to passing travelers. Till today, the island bears startling resemblance to a sleeping dragon.

 
 
 
A MARINE TREASURE TROVE
 

Tioman is the largest and most developed of the volcanic islands that form the Tioman Marine Park. Other islands within the area are Tulai, Chebeh, Sepoi, Labas, Sembilang, Seri Buat, Tokong Bahara and Jahat. The cluster of islands was gazetted as a Marine Park in 1995 to protect its precious marine resources. Tioman?s waters are home to a splendid array of marine life such as barracudas, Napoleon fish, turtles, stingrays, murray eels, golden striped trevally, bumphead parrotfish and shoals of fusiliers. Its dense coral gardens include colourful gorgonian sea fans, staghorn corals, nudibranchs and beautifully sculptured sea sponges. The Marine Park Centre is located in Tekek and is wellequipped with facilities such as an exhibition hall, laboratory, camp sites, gazebos and barbecue pits. As a protected area, only activities that do not harm or destroy marine life such as snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming and underwater photography are permitted. Coral and shellfish gathering as well as other damaging activities are strictly forbidden. Fishing is not allowed within a 3 km radius of the island. Visitors to Tioman are charged a minimal entry fee for the conservation of the park.

 
 
 
DINING
 

 

A range of culinary delights awaits the adventurous visitor. Try out the seafood platter, local dishes and desserts. Or indulge in the mouth-watering, freshly plucked tropical fruits. Visitors can also savour Continental and Chinese favourites at selected eateries. Popular restaurants are located around Tekek, Air Batang, Salang, Juara, Genting, Nipah and Paya.

 
 
 

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PLACES OF INTEREST : Pulau Tioman Island - General Info
PAHANG - EAST COAST REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA