Tioman Island (Malay
is a mukim and
an island in Rompin
District, Pahang, Malaysia.
It is located 32 kilometres (20 miles) off the
east coast of the state,and is some 20
kilometres (12 miles) long and 12 kilometres
(7.5 miles) wide. It has eight main villages,
the largest and most populous being Kampung
Tekek in the north. The densely forested island
is sparsely inhabited, and is surrounded by
making it a popular scuba
There are also a lot of resorts and chalets
around the island which has duty-free status.
Its beaches have been
claimed to be depicted in the 1958 movie, South
Pacific as Bali
available evidence suggests this is a false
claim. In the 1970s, TIME
Tioman as one of the world's most beautiful
islands. The island is served
by ferries from the Malaysian mainland. Up to
the island with a propeller plane service from Changi
Airport in Singapore.
Nowadays, there is only one company operating
the route from Sultan
Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, Selangor to
Tioman Island. The company is called
Systematic Aviation Services, and with a fleet
of small single prop Cessna aircraft,
the trip takes around 1 hr 15 minutes. The island is part of Pahang territory,
although it is geographically closer to mainland Johor than
to mainland Pahang, and is accessed via ferry
service from the Johorean coastal town of Mersing. (From Wkipedia).
The are 8 main villages (or Kampungs) inside the
Tioman Island - Kg. Genting, Kg. Paya, Kg.
Tekek, Kg. Ayer Batang, Kg. Salang, Kg. Juara,
Kg. Mukut and Kg. Nipah. The 1st ferry
arriving terminal is at Kg. Genting and
then moves up to Kg. Paya, Kg. Tekek and Kg.
Salang terminals which is the last and then
reverse back to Kg. Genting before leaving for
Mersing Ferry Terminal on the mainland.