Faces of
Malaysia
Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang (or Redang Island)  is a beautiful tropical island off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia in the state of Terengganu. Most travellers visiting Redang come on pre-booked packages from one of the resorts on the island. It is a more up-market destination than Perhentian Islands.

Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah on Borneo. With an estimated population of 532,129 in the city and 700,000 in the urban area, it is the largest urban centre in Sabah and the sixth largest in Malaysia. It is located close to Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South-East Asia.

Tioman, Malaysia

Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

Tioman, Salang beach
Tioman
Salang beach
Tioman, Tekek beach
Tioman
Tekek beach

 

Pulau Tioman in a nutshell

  • there are no ATMS on the island except for one in Tekek village, there are ATMs and money changers in Mersing (main departure point to Tioman on the mainland)
  • further read: Beaches, Monkeys and Jungle trecks on Tioman Island
  • not recommended to go during monsoon season (November - February), unless you are a surfer (surfer beach: Juara Bay on the eastern side of Tioman)

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Accommodations in Tioman

Bagus Place Retreat

Pasir Sarang, Kampungg Mukut, Tioman

Luxury Resort

Japamala Resorts

Kampung Lanting, Tioman Island

Luxury Resort

Ferry to and from Pulau Tioman

Ferry schedule from Mersing and Tanjung Gemok to Pulau Tioman and other information on getting to the Island

Pulau Tioman Beaches

A quick overview of the beaches of Pulau Tioman, the biggest island along the eastcoast of Peninsular Malaysia. Except for Juara Bay at the east coast of the island, all beaches are located along the west coast.

Things to Do & See

Juara Bay

bay on the east coast of Tioman. Quiet and beautiful spot being the only the place to stay on the eastern side of the island.

Salang Beach

Salang is on the northernmost end of the island and is most frequented by backpackers and independent travellers looking for a spot of diving, plenty of nightlife and cheap accommodation.

ABC Beach (Kampung Air Batang)

popular backpacker's beach on a rather long stretch of beach

Tekek beach

beach at Kampung Tekek, the main hub of the island

Paya Beach

quiet beach south of Tekek on Pulau Tioman

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ACCOMMODATION

Double Ace

accommodation on ABC beach, RM50 - RM150

Johan’s Resort

accommodation on ABC beach, RM15 (dorm) - RM150 (family room)

Mawar Beach Chalets

accommodation on ABC Beach

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Hotels in Tioman

YP Chalets

accommodation on ABC Beach, RM30 - RM100

Nazri Beach Cabanas

accommodation on ABC Beach