Tioman Island Journals

Tioman's underwaterworld

An August 2003 trip to Tioman Island by Fuzz

Quote: Who would have thought that a place so near to home could be so beautiful? An island meant for those who know what beauty is and appreciates the sun, sand, and sea.

Tioman's underwaterworld

Overview

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Definitely the best thing to do is to dive. You can never get enough of the beauty below. Even if you can't dive, learn to dive, or just snorkel, you'd be amazed that for once you can be part of an aquarium instead of just looking. I was lucky to have met an Australian couple who took us onboard their yacht and the feeling of it all was magnificent!!Quick Tips: Ensure you have enough of Malaysian currency before getting onto the island -- although they do have a money changer there, rates differ. Bring lots of lotion for your skin and insect repellents to keep the sand flies away. For ladies, ensure you have the basic sanitation necessities as the ones they sell on the island are not impressi...Read More
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Salang Pusaka has a rustic feel to it and lots of character. No doubt accommodations are simple but comfortable enough to have a good night's sleep. It ranges from a twin fan room to air-conditioned family room, prices start from 45RM. If possible,do book in advance as this place gets full during the weekends. You can check out the website here.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 12, 2003

Salang Pusaka
Salang Tioman
Tioman Island, Malaysia

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Attraction | "Diving & more"

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Tioman is an island made up of a number of villages and I had picked the last stop called Kampung Salang to spend a couple of days in.There are buses that will get you to Mersing from Singapore and Malaysia. If you're coming from Johore Bahru,the bus ride would only cost 11RM and there's the option of taking the taxis that cost 80RM one way which is a pretty good deal if there's four of you. The journey shouldn't take more than two and a half hours, once you're in mersing, there's heaps of ferries that you can take. The best bet would be to take the speed boat for 70RM return and takes slightly over an hr of traveling time. Upon arriving in Salang,there are numerous places that you can stay,I stay...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 12, 2003

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Kampung Salang
Tioman Island, Malaysia