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Pulau Tioman

  • Pulau Tioman, Malaysia
the southern mountains of Pulau Tioman
© photo: YXO     original photo
also known as:
Tioman Island
Priority: Midd
Location Type: Destination
Pulau Tioman is the largest island on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia located 32 km off the coast. The island is a duty-free zone.
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Climate

Pulau Tioman, Weather / Climate Chart (temperature, precipitation)

Weather / Climate Chart, Pulau Tioman
Yearly temperature and rain chart showing the best travel times and seasons for Pulau Tioman.

average humidity: 85 %
annual rainfall: 2800 mm

 

Quick Info

  • dry season: Mar - Oct
  • rainy season: Nov - Feb
  • peak times: Malaysian Holidays, July, August, Weekends
  • reduced ferry services and some businesses close in December & January, but good time to do surfing
  • busiest in July & August (especially ABC Beach and Salang)
  • The island of Tioman is a duty free zone
  • good snorkel and dive opportunities, other activities: hiking, rock climing, surfing
     

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Wikipedia - Pulau Tioman

View from Panuba bay, Pulau Tioman
View from Panuba bay

Tioman Island (locally known as Gunung Daik Bercabang Tiga) is a small island located 32 km off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia in the state of Pahang, and is some 39 km long and 12 km wide. It has eight main villages, the largest and most populous being Kampung Tekek Ikan Kekek Mak Iloi-iloi in the north. The densely forested island is sparsely inhabited, and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a popular scuba diving spot. There are also a lot of resorts and chalets around the island.
Apart from its diverse marine life, the inland rainforest area, encompassing approximately 12,383 hectares, in Tioman is a strictly enforced nature reserve. There are several protected species of mammals on the island, including the Binturong, Long-tailed Macaque, Slow Loris, Black Giant Squirrel, Red Giant Flying Squirrel, Mouse deer, Brush-tailed Porcupine, and Common Palm Civet, from a total of 45 species of mammals and 138 species of birds, including the majestic Frigatebird.

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Wikitravel - Pulau Tioman

Map of Tioman

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. Also it is surrounded by numerous white coral reefs, making it a haven for scuba divers from around the region.

Already the most commercially 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. The marina is finished and the jetty is under construction. However, visitors with an aversion to such progress can avoid this part of the island and stay elsewhere without any impact.

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