Cuti-Cuti Malaysia #dekatje: Tioman Island

2016 has been rather hectic but fun for me and my family. We have been traveling quite alot and have been visiting interesting and beautiful places in Malaysia, courtesy of various organizations, mainly Tourism Malaysia, who had liased themselves with all sort of tourism players in Malaysia in effort to promote domestic travel in order to increase revenue via domestic tourism.

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Their catchy tourism campaign #dekatje has inspired me and my family to take the road less travel by being Tourism Malaysia Travel Mate and visit places of interests in Malaysia. Being a tourist in our own country is pretty interesting to say the least. We ended up doing things that we did not do before and life definitely has taken a rather strange but adventurous turn.

Blog posts prior to this reveals that we explored Terengganu in support of the Visit Terengganu 2017. We stayed in the quiet town of Kijal and explored Kuala Terengganu and thought we have experienced everything Malaysian exotic place could offer until we were given the opportunity by Berjaya Group to experience Tioman Island during the 6th Tioman Island Clean Up Day an effort to conserve marine lives, mainly corals. You can read more about Tioman Island Cleaning Up Day 2016 HERE but for now, allow me to briefly tell you about Tioman.

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Tioman Island is a mukin and an island in Pahang, Malaysia. Located 32 kilometres off the east coast of the state, 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 numerous coral reefs, making it a popular scuba diving spot and a paradise to marine biologist. There are also a lot of resorts and chalets around the island which has duty-free status.

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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 or by air via helicopter or Berjaya Air.

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Here’s some of the things we did while we were staying in Berjaya Tioman Resort during the Tioman International Clean Up Day 2016:

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Kayak-ing in Renggis Island. You may read more about it HERE

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Snorkeling in Renggis Island. You may read more about it HERE

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Glassbottom boat ride. You can read more about our experience HERE

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Learn how to make local and western delicacies. You may read more about it HERE

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Fun bicycle ride

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Visit the Spice Garden. Learn more about edible plants HERE

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Jungle trekking to the waterfall in the jungle. You may read more about it HERE

There are plenty more things you can do during your can stay in Tioman but if there is one thing I can say about Tioman is that it is Mother Nature’s gift to all of us.

Well, there you go, briefly about Tioman. More about our misadventures in Tioman, during Tioman International Clean Up Day 2016, so stay tune for more as this is just a teaser and I’ll be writing more about it in details soon.

For more information on Berjaya Tioman Resort, please head over here: http://www.berjayahotel.com/tioman

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