Pulau Tioman What to Pack

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    Bring enough Money!!

    by lightknight2 Updated Aug 17, 2011

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    Miscellaneous: Running short on money can be a problem especially since the only ATM is near the airport. It's been known to break down so having sufficent cash is essential. Even getting to the airport from Juara or Salang village can be atrociously expensive if coming in by those little boats!

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    Sand flies!! Bring Calamine lotion...

    by Kriesta Updated Jun 29, 2007

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    Luggage and bags: Haversack should be fine but if u're bringing a lot of stuff, by all means bring luggage.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: T-shirt & shorts are most comfortable. Wear flipflops if u're in the sea.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring towels as some of the chalets dont provide them. Toilet rolls if u must. Sunblock lotion, sunglassess.

    Photo Equipment: Go digital.

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    Tioman is a small place and there are few shops

    by bkarjee Written May 28, 2007

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    Luggage and bags: Now that the bookings are done, your rooms are confirmed, and there is no going back, please make sure you have packed following items to make the trip uneventful.

    Make sure when you pack your bags, the content of bags are insulated against water. During the ferry ride, the bags invariably get wet either because of jumping waves or because the surface of these boats are always wet.
    A basic first aid kit (in case for cuts from reefs)
    A small backpack for the Island hopping tour, Jungle trek or any short outing. Insulate your belongings, to prevent from getting wet.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Swim-wears for family,
    Snorkels, if you have any
    Flip flops or bath room sleepers. Believe me, they are the best leg wears on the beach. Forget your shoes for sure.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: A basic first aid kit (in case for cuts from reefs)
    Mosquito repellants,
    Skin oil (Coconut oil/Mustard oil or any oil that can be applied to skin). Sandflies, which are abundant in Tioman Islands are allergic to these oils and keep away from it.
    Sun blocs: Sun Block can be quite important to prevent severe burns
    Anti emetics (pills for motion/sea sickness). Don’t forget that 90 minutes of ferry ride is sufficient to induce emesis in big time travelers, not to talk of amateurs like us and our kids

    Photo Equipment: Extra batteries for your camera.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Rain coats for kids (during the ferry ride/island hopping tour, we are likely to get wet)
    Extra sugar/coffee/coffeemate/tea bags, if you want to have late night teas. They have coffee/tea making facilities in each room.
    Make sure when you pack your bags, the content of bags are insulated against water. During the ferry ride, the bags invariably get wet either because of jumping waves or because the surface of these boats are always wet.
    A basic first aid kit (in case for cuts from reefs)
    Most importantly, cash because there are no ATMs or banks in Tioman Island. Even the JBR does not accept credit cards, although they accept S$, US$ etc.
    A small backpack for the Island hopping tour, Jungle trek or any short outing. Insulate your belongings, to prevent from getting wet.

    Miscellaneous: Extra sugar/coffee/coffeemate/tea bags, if you want to have late night teas. They have coffee/tea making facilities in each room.
    A basic first aid kit (in case for cuts from reefs)
    Most importantly, cash because there are no ATMs or banks in Tioman Island. Even the JBR does not accept credit cards, although they accept S$, US$ etc.

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    Crucial Items !!!!

    by micropiglet Written Feb 12, 2006

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    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Do not forget Mosquito repellent !!! Plus coils or sprays and lotion for the bites. Actually, I don't think the mosquitos are the problem. It's biting flies on the beach. The itch is about 10 times worse than a mosquito bite. After 4 days, it was almost unbearable!!! Be warned!!

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    What to bring to for snorkeling trip

    by mansionion Written Feb 4, 2006

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    What to bring to for snorkeling trip

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Snorkeling gear.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunblock & oitments - just in case if you are attack by jelly fish.

    Photo Equipment: Camera/video camera that can be used under water (a disposable camera should be just fine) to record the magnificinet view of the ocean.

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    Dive Gears

    by muddybok Updated Dec 3, 2005

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    Force Fin

    Luggage and bags: Dive Bag, Regulator, BC, Fins, Mask & Snorkel.

    Most dive centres rent these equipments, but you may not get used to the equipments in shortest possible time. To avoid panic or disappointment, it's always good to dive with your own equipments.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Dive suit (either Half or Full suit), Dive computer (Optional), Booties (for non-full foot fins)

    For ladies, you may want to bring bikinis, especially during the lunch & tea breaks.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sun Block/Tan

    Photo Equipment: Camera with underwater Housing

    Miscellaneous: The picture (Force Fin) attached is one of the best fins i ever used. It's short & flex well under water. By far the most energy saving kind of fins. When you're experiencing current, then you will know what I'm talking about.

    Force Fins also allow diver to move forwards because it's short & the fin is concave upwards. Therefore it does not restrict diver movement especially space is always a constraint on any dive boat.

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    Mosquito Repellent is Not Required...

    by samantha_chee Written May 17, 2005

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: We hardly see a mosquito here though that's a budget chalet stay!

    We could not get an air-cond room, and have prepared for mosquito and hot environment during our stays (it is "hot season" at that time). But there's no mosquito and weather at night surprisingly cold although we have only a fan (if i am not mistaken, it's a 16" table fan, mounted on the wall) . One blanket is not enough for us!

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    Sun Block is a Must!

    by samantha_chee Updated May 17, 2005

    Luggage and bags: A small backpack will do.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: t-shirts, hot pants, thongs and swim wear!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring your own toiletries and towel if you stay at budgetted chalet. They will provide only toilet paper.

    Bring sufficient "Novomin" - pills that prevent sea-sick. Boat trip in/out of Tioman island takes about 1.5 - 2.5 hours (depends on type of ferry/boat you take).

    I am a "strong traveller" that never face "car-sick" or "sea-sick" before untill this Tioman trip.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Better bring your own snorkeling gears, mask and life jackets.

    The shops are renting at RM 18 per set per day (you could rent only mask as well).

    It's more hygiene and more worth if you buy on your own and you can use any time any where.

    Miscellaneous: Sun block is a must. Preferably with SPF more than 30.

    We forgot our sun block during our packing. We both were tanned badly (from 0900-1700 hours, one day) and now facing severe skin peel off! Luckily no other skin problem. Besides that, both of us i turned very dark!

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    Booties are hard to find!

    by kelnsha Updated Mar 30, 2005

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    1 of the mini-marts there

    Luggage and bags: Booties to prevent cuts when you are walking at the beach during low tide.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Light clothings. Preferably singlets, shorts & slippers.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: It's good to bring your own toiletries because the resort only provides soap but you can buy them from the mini-marts if you forget to bring.

    Photo Equipment: Bring your underwater camera or housing if you have one. If not, you can either buy from the main land or the mini-marts there for some nice underwater shots.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Not necessary because camping is out of the question if you are staying in the resort. Beach chairs & towels are easily available.

    Miscellaneous: Sun-block or sun-tan lotion will come in handy but it can be purchased at the mini-marts.

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    Cash!

    by Polaris2110 Updated Oct 15, 2004
    Do bring ringgit.. no ATMs in Tioman

    Luggage and bags: A backpack or a carrier does not really matter. A good thing to do is to keep the number of luggage small in number as you wil be boarding on and off boats/ferry and you would not want to lose your important documents.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: SWIM GEAR! Get ready your bikinis/ trunks. However do remember to pack some clothes which keep you warm. They'll come handy at night. Either for that late-night stroll at the beach or a chatting session outdoors under the stars.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Do not forget your sunscreen. Mosquito repellent is highly recomended.

    Photo Equipment: Batteries can be found in shops but bring extra just to make sure. Besides, the price is much higher.

    Miscellaneous: Most importantly, cash because there are no ATMs or banks in Tioman Island. There is ATM machine at the Maybank branch on Jalan Ismail in Mersing. Torchlights are recomended.

    A personal experience: A four-hour electricity cut in the island.

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    Wet Gears

    by muddybok Updated Jun 22, 2004

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    Bikinis

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: You'll find yourself most at ease with bikinis, wet gears, some wrap around. Don’t worry about sands between your toes or your butt crack. Just shake them off.

    We guys like to strip our dive suit down to waist level & only take our shower after dinner & some beers.

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    Sun Block

    by muddybok Written Jun 22, 2004

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    Sun Block

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sun Block can be quite important to prevent severe burn. Guys will probably opt for lower SPF, but I heard of some girls use SPF 150 Sun Block!!

    Get one from your nearest pharmacy outlet. Sport Block can be ideal since they are non-greasy & water-resistant.

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    Flea Fly Flea, Flea Fly Mosquito!

    by FOotFetish Written Oct 19, 2003

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    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: A basic first aid kit (in case for cuts from reefs)

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Shorts and t-shirts for the humid weather.

    Miscellaneous: Mosquito Repellent as mentioned earlier on.
    Any anti-itch creams (e.g Tiger Balm, calamine lotion)

    Sunscreen is also a must unless you wanna get yourself Roasted under the UV rays.

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    Sun block, Cap, Slippers are a must

    by ANGELINEW90 Updated Jul 14, 2005

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It's super hot there. Shorts and a simple top will do

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Most resorts provide toiletries. There are plenty shops too.

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