Monkey Bay, Tioman Island, Malaysia

Tourism Monkey Bay, Tioman Island, Malaysia
Tourism Monkey Bay, Tioman Island, Malaysia

Tioman, the largest of the volcanic islands off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia, comprises 44 sq miles (115 sq km) of dense jungle and three towering peaks. A hike through the rain forest from the main tourist hub at Salang will lead you to Monkey Bay; you’re likely to see the eponymous monkeys, who can get a little territorial, along the way.

This secluded yellow-sand beach is a great place to spend the day snorkeling or picnicking. Many visitors choose to arrive by ferry from Mersing on the mainland, a 1–2 hour journey, depending on the boat.

Tioman Island is a mukim and an island in Rompin District, Pahang, Malaysia. It is located 32 kilometres (20 miles) off the east coast of the state, and is some 39 kilometres (24 miles) long and 12 kilometres (7.5 miles) wide. It has seven villages, the largest and most populous being Kampung Tekek on the central western coast.

The densely forested island is sparsely inhabited, and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a popular scuba diving, snorkelling, and surfing spot. There are many resorts and chalets for tourists around the island, which has duty-free status. Pahang is the rightful owner of Pulau Tioman but being robbed by Sultan Johor in 1950. in 1965, Sultan Johor give the right back to Pahang as rightful ruler.

In the 1970s, TIME Magazine selected Tioman as one of the world’s most beautiful islands. Wikipedia

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