Tioman Island Online


Diving Pulau TiomanTioman Island, or more fondly known by the locals as Pulau Tioman is a small island located in the state of Pahang in Peninsular Malaysia.

It is along the east coast of the state which is one of the top tourist destinations in the region. In Tioman Island, there are 8 main villages in which Kampung Tekek has the highest population.

That which distinguishes Tioman Island with other destinations is its rich flora and fauna while the island is surrounded by rich coral reefs.

Pulau Tioman was once listed as one of the most beautiful islands in the world where numerous spots have been used in movies and such.

In fact, it has been used as an important navigation point for fishermen for thousands of years of which trading ships from China, Europe and the Middle East had once stopped here.

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Geographical Information of Tioman Island

Tioman Island is actually a very small island where it has a land area of only 136km2. Gunung Kajang is the highest peak here which sets at 1,038 meters while it has less than 500 people who are mostly from the Malay and Chinese communities.

Like the rest of the country, Tioman Island enjoys a year of tropical weather which is hot and humid with occasional rainfall. However, the year end is when rainfall is at the heaviest. Besides that, the year-end monsoon wind will bring about strong waves and unusual high tide at times.

As such, the best time to visit Tioman Island during the middle of the year which is around May to July. This is the time when western countries get their summer while those in the southern hemisphere has their winter. Around these times, you will enjoy the warm and clear coastline with June being the super peak season.

This means that there will be a lot of foreign tourists particularly during these months. For divers, August would be the best time to come to Tioman Island as marine life will be at the richest due to the warm water in the seas or just to head out for a dip into the clear waters of the ocean.

Other islands in Malaysia

Pangkor Island is one of the main tourist spots located in the state of Perak along the western coast of Peninsular Malaysia. If is quite a small island which is known for its fishing industry. In fact, Pangkor Island has a land area of only about 8km2 which houses several resorts and interesting tourist attractions.

Previously, Pangkor Island is a common place for fishermen to take refuge from the rough seas and weather while it has been known to be used by merchants, sailors and pirates too when the Straits of Malacca was used as a trading route.

As such, there is a Dutch fort here built during the 17<sup>th</sup> century while the island is known for being the place where the Pangkor Treaty was signed that started the British colonial era in the country.

Tourism in Pangkor Island

As an island, it is not as renowned as the likes of Tioman or Sipadan Island but Pangkor Island is one of the top tourist attractions in Perk itself.

As such, you will find large crowds of travellers and visitors during the weekends and public holidays where the beautiful beaches and fishing villages are constantly frequently.