|Tioman Island (Pulau Tioman) - Pahang
Set like a glittering jewel amidst the South China Sea, Tioman Island, the largest of a group of 64 volcanic islands, beckons the visitor with its white beaches and crystal clear azure seas. A sense of excitement and mystery pervades the island and the visitor will be enchanted by the picturesque beauty of this tropical paradise.
Populated by friendly villagers who live an unhurried lifestyle, Tioman Island has a way of making your troubles seem like a thousand miles away. Considered one of the world's ten most beautiful islands, Tioman made its movie debut as the setting for the paradise island of "Bali Hai" in the film "South Pacific". This volcanic island has steep slopes of lush green vegetation and a multicolored profusion of orchids and other tropical flowers. Stunning waterfalls cascade down these tropical slopes and make their way down through secluded sandy beaches to the clear blue waters and its iridescent coral reefs.
Untouched with its natural beauty, Tioman Island draw thousands of tourist yearly to its beaches. Sun lovers and those who are fascinated by sea shells will find the miles and miles of palm-fringed beaches a sheer delight with their myriad varieties of these lovely sea creatures. You can spend hours just languishing on the white pearly beach, looking up the sun for the perfect tan. Popular beaches include the ones around the villages of Tekek, Genting, and Salang. A walk on one of these beaches at sunset is truly enchanting and will simply take your breath away.