My 2nd Home for year 2008-2009

Tioman Island Travel Blog

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Anytime I need a quick getaway from the city (Kuala Lumpur), this is the place I go to.

Easy drive, love the peace, love the calm, love the dive, love the people, the vibe... the FOOD, love everything.

How to get there:

1) Flight : Subang Airport - Tioman (Tekek) via Berjaya Air - approx. RM450.00 (return);

or

2) Bus / Car (Self Drive) : KL - Mersing Jetty (4 hours) / bus fare less than RM20.00

and

3) Mersing Jetty - Tioman : via ferry RM70 return (2 hours)

I normally drive there, departing at 2am and arriving at 6am, just enough time for breakfast then catch the morning ferry. Once you get to the island, there would be about 5 stops at different beaches. Genting / Paya / Tekek / Salang / ABC.

Anyways, Salang is the more popular spot as it has a nice beach and it's a party place, if you want to see and be seen. I like Tekek because it's quieter, plus that's where the island's village is so i can get the best local food. Because it's less popular, you basically have the beach to yourself, it's not a touristy place at all. Plus, it has the cheapest rooms on the island.

I stayed at Coral Reef Resort / Tioman Cabana (bar next door). RM40 for a room for 2, twin bed/bathroom/fan (very basic). Cheaper option is the hostel. There's also rooms with air-cond and TV.

For more luxurious options, there the Berjaya Beach Resort or Japamala Boutique Resorts (can be found on web).

 

bernard69 says:
thanks for sharing these nice pics.I have hesitated between Redang and Tioman for a short stay next September,I choose Redang but I have to go to yr second home later:)
Posted on: Jun 16, 2009
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Tioman Cabana bar
Tioman Cabana bar
Reys Dive shop
Rey's Dive shop
Tioman Cabana bar
Tioman Cabana bar
pretty little Mia
pretty little Mia
attempting the poi poi
attempting the poi poi
Adik and son
Adik and son
Syam - bar owner and Dive Master
Syam - bar owner and Dive Master
Brian
Brian
the dive shop
the dive shop
Soyak shower
Soyak shower
Found Nemo
Found Nemo
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