Faces of
Malaysia
Kuching

Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. Kuching is the most populous city in the state of Sarawak and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. Kuching means “cat” in Malay.

Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

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, Juara Bay, East Tioman
Tioman
Juara Bay, East Tioman
Tioman, Goat on Table, West Tioman
Tioman
Goat on Table, West Tioman

 

Pulau Tioman in a nutshell


Excellent alternative online resources:

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

... more accommodation

Hotels in Tioman

Johan’s Resort

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

Coral Reef Holidays

accommodation on Tekek Beach, RM55 - RM300