Tioman Island

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tioman Island (Pulau Tioman)

Tioman Island (Pulau Tioman)

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.

Tioman Island (Pulau Tioman)

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, snorkeling, 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.

Tioman Island (Pulau Tioman)

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.

Tioman Island (Pulau Tioman)

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.

Pahang - How to get there?

Kuantan, the state capital of Pahang, is very accessible according to one's choice of mode of travel.

By air, the state is accessible from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Charter flights are available by special arrangement. By road, one can travel from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Kota Bharu. By train, Pahang is accessible through Mentakab and Kuala Lipis from Kuala Lumpur and Kota Bharu.


By Air
Serve by MAS from Kuantan and Singapore to Kuantan.
Tel : 03-7463000

By Bus

Express Bus Services from major towns to Kuantan.

From Kuala Lumpur - RM12.20
From Kota Bharu - RM15.90
From Singapore - RM16.50

By Taxi
To Kuantan Fares:
From Kuala Lumpur RM25.00 Per person
From Kota Bharu RM30.00 Per person
From Johor Bahru RM30.00 Per person

By Boat

From Kuala Tembeling RM36.00 (return)

By Train
From Kota Bharu - Kuala Tembeling - RM12.20 (one way)
For reservations, please contact:

Taman Negara Resort,
Kuala Lumpur office,
5th Floor, Pemas International Building,
1, Jalan Sultan lsmail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2634434 Fax: 03-2634034

or Kuala Tahan office:
Taman Negara Resort Kuala Tahan,
Jerantut, 27000 Pahang.
Tel: 09-263500 Fax: 09-261500

By Bus
Long Distance Express Bus Kurnia Bistari Sdn Bhd
Main Road, Tanah Rata Bus Station, 39000 Tanah Rata
Tel: 605-4911485

Cameron Highlands - Penang - RM 14 - 8.00 am / 2.30 pm
Penang - Cameron Highlands - RM 14 - 8.00 am / 3.00 pm
Cameron Highlands - Ipoh - RM 12 - 8.30 am / 2.30 pm
Ipoh - Cameron Highlands - RM 12 - 11.30 am / 5.30 pm
Cameron Highlands - Kuala Lumpur - RM 10 - 8.30 am / 10.30 am / 1.30 pm / 4.00pm
Kuala Lumpur - Cameron Highlands - RM 10 - 8.00 am / 11.00 am / 1.30 pm / 3.30pm

12.00 noon - 8.30 pm
Tuesdays to Fridays
8.30 am - 8.30 pm
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays
8.30 am - 9.30 pm

Travelling Time - 12 minutes
Departing - Every 20 minutes
Capacity - 44 pax

By Bus
Tel : 03-2320150
From Kuala Lumpur, board the Kuala Kubu bound bus at the Pudu Raya Bus Terminal.
From Kuala Kubu Baru, the Fraser's Hill service operates twice daily uphill at 8.00am and 12noon. Downhill services are at 10.00am and 2.00pm.

Fast Ferry Ventures Sdn Bhd
Terminal Jetty Tg. Gemok
26820 Kuala Rompin
Tel: 609-413 1997 / 1998
Fax: 609-413 1996
Lembaga Pembangunan Tioman
Tel: 609-514 1206 / 609-513 5844
Time: 9.00 am, 12.30 pm & 4.00 pm (Tg. Gemok - Tioman Island)
Time: 8.00 am, 10.30 am & 4.00 pm (Tioman Island - Tg. Gemok)
» Seagull Express(Tioman)
Tel : 07-799 4297

0900-1600 chartered
Round Island Tour
RM300 - RM400

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