Sunday, February 24, 2008

Fishes in Tioman Island

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Visit Tioman Island

Looks like you choose one of the most beautiful islands Malaysia has to offer. Well, there are 2 types of living there, one is resort-styled, and the other is just getting a chalet by the beach or in the villages. Most of the chalets are run by the villages themselves. there are generally 5-6 spots around the island where you need a ferry service to access.

The ferry usually leaves the town of Mersing a few times a day and it'll stop at every main village on the island. Tickets can be bought at the jetty in Mersing.

To get to Tioman another way is by flying there as they have a tiny little airport enough for a 12 seater to land.

Other way there is by road to Mersing then ferry. Buses from the city of KL depart to Mersing. Check at the local bus terminal in the city(Puduraya)

On things to do there, absolute nothing! Just kidding... heh, there's a lot of Snorkeling, Diving, Fishing and just lazying all day. The bigger resorts offer some water sports, but Tioman is just generally a laid back place to chill out. No, it's NOT like Phuket ot Samui.

Tioman Island is also a Marine Park, so there is no fishing in the vicinity around the island. There's also a jungle walk where you got to ask the villages about it.

Well, hope this is sufficient enough, if not when you get there, just ask the locals what else is there to do.

Oh, there's also lots of local restaurants and beer can be bought there.
The ferry progressively stops at four resorts along the north side of the island. They are not interlinked by road although the first two might be. We stayed at the fourth one called Salang. Orginally were booked in for two nights but of course that became four pretty quick.

Excellent for snorkelling. Not much of a beach, but once you are in the water you are away with the fish. As the saying goes, like swimming in champagne. There is a non poisonous underwater prickle that you can stand on. If you do, don't try and get them out. You just tap them so as they break down and enter your blood stream and leave via your liver and kidneys.

When I was there the electricty was unreliably generated on the spot but that wasn't an issue. Only saw one part of the island but always wanted to get back.
As a side note, it was where the film South Pacific was made.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Pulau Tioman Part 1

Tioman Island - Lets go! The more people coming the merrier!

Tioman Island (peninsular Malaysia) considered one of the most beautiful islands in the world..I went to Tioman Island on September last year for honeymoon. Here I want share about this beautiful and nice island..

The beautiful island of Tioman lies off the east coast of Peninsula Malaysia and has magnificent stretches of dazzling white beach..

Pulau Tioman has been voted as one of the most beautiful island in the world. The island is situated 56km off the coast of Pahang in the South China Sea.

~Pulau Tioman

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Visit Pulau Tioman Island

Tioman Island is one of Malaysia's most popular small islands.I go to Pulau tioman in 7 February 2008. Pulau Tioman make most beautiful Pulau ever I visiting. Although travel to there very tiring but i get satisfaction after reaching there. Hope can go to there one more time.. I manage to record video for public to watch.. Have a fun..

~Tioman Island

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Tioman Island ( Tioman Travel Guide )

Pulau Tioman , Tioman also spelled Tiuman island in the South China Sea, about 40 miles (65 km) off Kuala Rompin, Peninsular (West) Malaysia. It has an area of 53 square miles (137 square km) and is 13 miles (21 km) long and 2 to 8 miles (3 to 13 km) wide. Tioman's economy, traditionally based on fishing, is now focused on tourism. Its main settlements, Kampung Tekek on the west coast and Teluk Juara on the east, are linked by a rough, hilly track.

Tioman's beaches were depicted in the 1958 movie South Pacific as "Bali Hai". In the 1970s, Time magazine selected Tioman as one of the world’s most beautiful islands. The densely forested island is still sparsely inhabited, but is surrounded by numerous white coral reefs, making it a haven for scuba divers from around the region.

Already the most developed of Malaysia's eastern islands, a controversial RM 40 million marina project for Kampung Tekek, complete with 175-meter cargo jetty, now threatens to speed up the pace of development on Tioman considerably - so get there before it's too late!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Tioman today

The beginnings of Tioman Island

Imagine…. A long time ago, when the world was filled with strange plants and creatures, shrouded in thick fog, ….where lands were vast - covered in ice and the sea levels were low. The islands on our east coastal shores were peaks or slopes of mountains, majestically overlooking the rough, pounding waves far below.

Then the earth started to warm up and the ice began to melt. Low lying areas were flooded and peaks were isolated from the mainland and so became islands.

Tioman today sits 30km away from the mainland.

39km long and 12km wide, Tioman today was once a monsoon shelter for merchant ships, war ships, a haughty bunch of pirates and a few families of fishermen. The first written record of Tioman was found in the journals of Arabic merchants who came this way some time before 1,000AD. The Indian, Persian and Chinese traders followed suit.

When the South China Sea route was ‘discovered’ by eager merchants from China, many locations along the Malaya Peninsular finally opened to traders. One of them being Tioman today. Not only was the island a perfect shelter from the monsoon storms and an ideal place to stopover for fresh water and wood, but the people also traded with these foreign merchants. The Chinese wanted sea produce and camphor wood; the Indian traders loaded their ships to the brim with betelnut, found in abundance on the island whilst the Arabs were in search of scented woods (such as aloe wood, camphor and sandalwood), for ivory and ebony, rice, gold and bamboo. The seafarers also used the island as a navigational marker - the point to turn north east for Cambodia upon identifying the island. It was noted now from abundant evidence that many of these traders set up camp at Nipah beach.

But it was not all dandy for Tioman Island today. In 1830, pirates marauded the island and took away 70 locals for the thriving slave markets. Fear sent the remaining villagers scampering off to the mainland leaving the island uninhabited until 15 years later when the waters in the area were rid of pirates.

Slowly, villagers trickled back and life returned to its island pace. However, in 1926, an outbreak of malaria killed many islanders and once again, the island was abandoned. Many of the homes of villagers were left derelict and the lands that they made a living from were reclaimed by the jungle. During the 2nd World War, a small detachment of the Japanese army was sent to set up a watch base on Tioman. After the war, Tioman fell into oblivion until it was rediscovered by movie makers. Fame and fortune followed suit and Tioman became the Paradise Island of Bali Hai in the musical ‘South Pacific’. The listing as one of the top ten islands in the world by TIME magazine in the 1970’s made the island popular beyond its dreams and visitors have been pouring in since to savour that little piece of island paradise.

~Tioman Island

Monday, February 4, 2008

Tioman Island (Pulau Tioman)

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.

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 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.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Berjaya Tioman Beach, Golf & Spa Resort (Tioman Island)

Tioman, hailed as one of the most beautiful islands in the region is the perfect backdrop for Berjaya Tioman Beach, Golf & Spa Resort and Berjaya Tioman Suites.

Made famous by James Michener's mythical Bali Hai Hollywood classic 'South Pacific' film in 1958, Tioman has managed to evolve in its timeless beauty. Blessed with miles of secluded palm-fringed beaches, clear turquoise waters, abundant marine life, misty mountains and lush green rainforest, Berjaya Tioman Beach, Golf & Spa Resort is the ideal spot for launching into days of leisure and recreational pursuits.

The tropical paradise of Tioman Island is located off the East Coast of Peninsula Malaysia. The island's only international standard hotel, Berjaya Tioman Beach, Golf & Spa Resort offers 361 style chalets & elegant suites spread over 200 acres with its own 18 hole international championship golf course.

The resort has 9 excellent choices of dining outlets that serve tantalising cuisine that pleases your appetite. In addition to the many water sports activities available, you can enjoy donkey riding or take an unforgettable glass bottom boat ride to view the outlying reefs. Miles of sandy white beaches and its surrounding waters promise diving enthusiasts a wondrous oasis with coral and fish life found in the South China Sea.

At the charming picturesque Berjaya Tioman Beach, Golf & Spa Resort and Berjaya Tioman Suites on the blissful Tioman Island, indulge in a remarkable holiday with lasting pleasurable memories.

** We are cross sharing all facilities between Berjaya Tioman Beach, Golf & Spa Resort and Berjaya Tioman Suites. All guests have the privilege of utilising facilities on both premises.

~Tioman Island~