Pulau Tioman Travel Guide

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    Underwater with my buddy Yigit
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Pulau Tioman Things to Do

  • Diving and Snorkeling

    This is among main reason why many tourists visit here. Get ready to check with your hotel on the best place to go for the best underwater experience. Make sure you not seasick from the boat ride. Enjoy!

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  • Coral Island

    Generally there are two types of tours; Trip 1 includes 4 sites and Trip 2 includes 6 sites. Check for prices. The most expensive we found (as a guideline) were: Trip 1 : 9:30am to 13:30pm 60RM per adult Trip 2 : 9:30am to 15:30pm 80RM per adult Trip 1: Coral island, Malang Rock, Marine Park, Rengis Island Trip 2: Coral Island, Malang Rock,...

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  • Waterfalls

    Asah waterfalls (also known as Mukut waterfalls) is located in the deserted Kampung Asah in Tioman. Set amidst the lush tropical rainforest, it is said to be one of the best and most famous waterfalls in Tioman since it was also fetured in the hollywood movie South Pacific. The loud cascading water stands out sharply against the tranquillity of...

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Pulau Tioman Hotels

  • Bagus Place Retreat

    Pahang, Malaysia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • JapaMala Resort

    This is a resort with 5-star service and but not 5-star amenities. There were some renovations...

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  • Minang Cove Resort

    P.O.BOX 74, Pahang, 86807, Malaysia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Pulau Tioman Restaurants

  • Salang Pusaka Restaurant

    When you are doing a Tour and Salang is one of the stops, they would always point you to the same restaurant. We decided to walk for less than 5 minutes and find another, less crappy, restaurant. We stopped at Salang Pusaka Restaurant and decided to settle there. The waiting time was rather long, but the food was worth waiting. My wife had a...

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  • Cafe with good ambience

    - The cafe is set at the beach and with views overlooking the sea and great sunset. - Internally, the cafe has decorations and nice, clean tables - The food is alright but nothing to shout about.- Prices are average, expected from a tourist attraction.

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  • The most romantic setting ever

    Incredibly fresh and flavourful fish and seafood, cooked to perfection, night barbecue, and an assortment of Italian dishes at all times (the owner is Malaysian of Italian origin). excellent Italian espresso coffee! It can be expensive, if you go for the seafood and fish and wine, or reasonable, if you stick to fruit juices, pizzas and...

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Pulau Tioman Nightlife

  • My favorite beach bar in Tioman.

    During my stay on Tioman island i usually ended up down at the Tioman Cabana Beach Bar by the end of the day for a few beers and some cheerful company.The bar is youe typical little wooden shack on the beach with cheap beer, good laid back music and a bohemian atmosphere.As Tioman is an island where a lot of people go to dive, you should expect a...

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  • Best beach bar in Malaysia is not at any...

    I have traveled all over Tioman, and found the most amazing bar on any beach I have ever been to. Bar Ruma or Rooma is located in Genting, a 15 minute walk north of the jetty down a nice paved and well lit path. It is directly on the beach and is impossible to miss. It has a gorgeous sand patio under a natural tree awning,'hammocks,Swings, a...

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  • Local Beach Bar

    We took a wander up the beach one evening and found the locals at the beach bar. I have seen pix of beautiful bars here on vt right on the beach and now I found one!! :o) This was the best place!! :o)

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Pulau Tioman Transportation

  • Making your way to Tioman

    There are quite a few budget/backpacker resorts in Tioman. Try Salang or ABC. Tekek also has a few.You can do a snorkeling excursion for RM100 that starts at 9 am and ends at 4 pm. Usually, this involves visiting 3 or 4 snorkeling sites, depending on the weather and state of the sea.You can ask the operator to go the day you like, because most...

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  • Taking the ferry to Pulau Tioman.

    You have ferry connection to Tioman Island from the malaysian mainland.Most of them go from the town Mersing which is one and a half hours boatride away from Tioman and you have several ferries a day serving that route.there are also a few connections from the town Endau, but i did not come from there, so i do not know much detail about that...

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  • Singapore to Tioman

    For me, I booked a coach from Five Star Travel at $25 per pax. The coach would leave on 6.30am. Estimated time that would reach Mersing would be around 10.30am to 11.00am. Situations such as the bus' tyre puncturing do happen, so be prepared for it. If you are lucky, you might barely catch the ferry at 10.30am. The safe side would be plan for the...

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Pulau Tioman Shopping

  • Tekek Village Duty Free

    There is one duty free shop at Tekek Village, cheap beer, alcohol product and ciggy. But the clotch and gift are a bot expensive here, for those who travell by ferry, it is good to get t-shirt, key chain, bracelet, chain or any gift at Mersing R&R, the price is much more cheaper.

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  • Duty Free ?

    Alcohol and cigarattes are cheaper compared to the mainland but can be bought at Tekek village. Chocolates are not all that ' duty free ' price.

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  • Duty free shopping

    With its duty free island status granted in 2004, few duty free shops have opened for business in Tioman.The Vision Commerce store is the island's largest duty free shop to date. This single storey store offers a variety of products such as batiks, t-shirts, souveniers, kitchen utensils, cigaretes and liquours. Most of the items sold here are...

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Pulau Tioman Local Customs

  • Mini Mart

    Kampung Genting has its own mini mart which sells drinks, snacks and beer! You should not lose touch of the city life here.

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  • Malaysia Marine Parks Conservation...

    There is this conservation charge of 5 Malaysia Ringgit per person you need to pay at the Mersing ferry terminal before boarding the speed boat to Tioman island. The counter is next to the ferry terminal. There will be people approaching you to pay at the counter. In return, you will get a ticket. Please retain that for inspection. The money...

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  • Smile always

    Well, if you do not understand Malay, just smile and tell them that you do not understand and they will try their best to communicate with you with their 'broken' English.

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Pulau Tioman Warnings and Dangers

  • Murder on the Island

    While the overwhelming population of locals are friendly and harmless, there will be a couple of truly evil characters. In 2011, a 30 year old French woman,Ms Stephanie Foray was robbed and murdered on Pulau Tioman. As the story goes, she had been drinking with two local men and one of them had suggested sex. When she declined, the man had killed...

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  • WARNING: DO NOT STAY AT MOKHTARS'S PLACE

    WARNING: DO NOT STAY HERE Myself and friends decided to take a short trip to Tioman over the holiday weekend of Hari Raya. The island is mostly deserted as it is monsoon season so we went without booking accommodation. We stayed at Mokhtar's place because we thought it was cheap and cheerful for 1 night. They have signs up that you need to check...

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  • sexual harrasment in Juara!!

    2 weeks ago a close friend of mine from Sweden stayed in Juara.during her 5 nites there,she had a 3 of her undies stolen at night and often being 'spyed' or stared at while sun bathing during the day and a couple of times had peeping Toms while she was showering....to add all this the worse thing happened on her last night!!After having dinner at a...

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Pulau Tioman Tourist Traps

  • WARNING: DO NOT STAY AT MOKHTARS'S PLACE

    WARNING: DO NOT STAY HERE Myself and friends decided to take a short trip to Tioman over the holiday weekend of Hari Raya. The island is mostly deserted as it is monsoon season so we went without booking accommodation. We stayed at Mokhtar's place because we thought it was cheap and cheerful for 1 night. They have signs up that you need to check...

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  • Manana is not in Tioman but SABAH!!!

    Manana Chalets closed down their ops in Juara Tioman for 1.5yrs now...and recently just open their new venue in Borneo,Sabah!!!Make sure dont be fooled by locals saying its still there!! Tell them you know the owner..and will call him... Better off staying in ABC or Salang....Juara definately a NO..NO...

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  • Local souvenir shops

    As there are not much local souvenir shops in Tioman, you will find higher prices compared to mainland shops. Delay the shopping for Mersing and you will find same things at a cheaper price. You can still bargain the price and if you know of prices at Mersing, you may get it at the same price as long as you are good with bargaining.

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Pulau Tioman What to Pack

  • Bring enough Money!!

    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...

    Haversack should be fine but if u're bringing a lot of stuff, by all means bring luggage. T-shirt & shorts are most comfortable. Wear flipflops if u're in the sea. Bring towels as some of the chalets dont provide them. Toilet rolls if u must. Sunblock lotion, sunglassess. Go digital.

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  • Tioman is a small place and there are...

    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...

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Pulau Tioman Off The Beaten Path

  • Jungle & Beach Trek from Monkey...

    We took a van from RM20 to Tekek from Berjaya Resort early in the morning. We negotiated a speed boat for RM120 for 5 family members (youngest one 6 year old girl) from Tekek pontoon to Monkey Bay, The journey took less then 30 minute. At Monkey Bay we landed at the left beach which is sheltered by the trees. Spend the whole day snorkeling and...

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  • Coconut

    You must try this when you´r here, just ask som of the lokal inhabitants if the can give you a coconut, ask them to open it for you. This is a memory I never forget. Fresh coconut direct from the tree.

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  • Nature: The Cashew Nut Tree

    The Cashew Nut Tree (Anacardium occidentale) is indigenous to Malaysia. There are quite a number at Paya, and in the grounds of the Tioman Paya Resort. The Cashew Apple is edible, usually eaten as a salad or a fruit when fully ripen and the nut (at the end of the apple) is collected and roasted for consumption. Cashew nut cannot be eaten raw due to...

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Pulau Tioman Sports & Outdoors

  • Melina - high and low tide swimming

    Melina's beach is as good any any place on Tioman, except for the cleared coves at the northern end. Most nice beach photos on Tioman are taken on high tide, showing only the sandy beach and water. At low tide the coral rubble and rocks and reefs many places prevent you from good swimming. At Melina there are a few channels that get you out beyond...

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  • First NAUI diving centre on the Island

    TIOMAN REEF DIVERS is run by Reeno and his Japanese wife since 1992. During my leisure trip in Oct 2007, there are a couple of Japanese divers diving with them. Both of them can converse very well in English and Berhasa Melayu.My group was lead by Abect, one of the dive masters, with Tioman Reef Divers. They owners and their dive masters are very...

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  • Dive Site : Labas

    This is another wonderful site. Lotsa nudibranches. All types. And the most amazing thing is the swim throughs. Imagine the light shining through when you are in some tunnels/caves, it is incredible.For avid photographers, you will get to see good stuffs like fat nudibranches, moray eels, lion fishes, very nice gorgornians, etc. Scuba equipment

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Pulau Tioman Favorites

  • The marina.

    Pulau Tioman has a marina and i think it's a good idea to build a marina on an island like this so it is easier for sailors to visit the island and it also brings in some income to a small island community.Unfortunately the marina in Pulau Tioman is not very well constructed and it is a bit of an eyesore i must say.It's a real shame cause the place...

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  • Reservations requried for Tioman

    I'm not sure if you've already been to Tioman, but in case you haven't, you best book your plane or ferry and resort before your dates, because July August and September and the peak months for Tioman. These months are the Summer Holiday months for the folks in Europe, who always come in droves during this period. Especially the planes and ferries...

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  • Snorkeling near Paya Beach Resort

    It isn't the most fantastic resort in Tioman but overall it was a pleasant stay. Rooms were okay on the whole except for the difficulty in adjusting the water temperature which is common in most of the hotels/resortsI took the optional tour of going on a half day snorkeling trip to Marine centre and Renggis island. The former is a big ripoff and a...

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