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Mar 18, 2007 - Message in a bottle...

Hi All Yesterday morning Jamie and I set off at 8.30am and took a bus from KL to a town called Mersing on the other side of the peninsula. We arrived around 3pm and immediately picked up a ferry which took a further one and a half hours to our destination... Tioman Island. We had read all the hype about how Tioman (location for the musical South Pacific) is among the top ten best Island getaways in the world and how the water is so clear that you have complete visibility up to 30ft, but nothing could have prepared us for the view when we...

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Apr 27, 2006 - Malaysia East Coast - Tioman Island

After the bright lights of KL we decided to retreat to the East Coast of Malaysia for a few days, especially since many of the Malay people we spoke to told us how beautiful Tioman was. So we took the 5 hour bus and 2 hour boat journey there and it was just beautiful. It was far more under developed than any of the other islands we've been on with only a few shops and places to stay and eat sprinkled along the beach but that definitely added to it's appeal. The island was covered in lush greenery too, but with this came huge spiders, huge...

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Oct 31, 2004 - Pulau Tioman

We arrived at Pulau Tioman after a rather bumpy flight with Berjaya Air on 26th Oct. After getting our sea taxi (there are no roads on the island) to the village of ABC it promptly pissed it down and barely stopped for the 5 day's we were there. We gave ABC 2 days before moving to Salang (further north - again by sea taxi). Tioman is such an odd place - it could be 'paradise island', with a dense rainforest interior with only small sections of the coastline inhabited, if it wasn't for the following: 40 mosquito bites in 3 days, 20 sand fly...

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