"Nearest paradise from Singapore - Tioman Island" Top 5 Page for this destination Pulau Tioman by kelnsha

Pulau Tioman Travel Guide: 447 reviews and 1,046 photos

Take a break from Singapore!

I've been to Pulau Tioman (Pulau in Malay means island) 7 times simply because it's 1 of the nearest island from Singapore in Malaysia and it provides snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities with good underwater visibilities unlike Singapore waters.

Largest & most impressive east coast island!

Turtled-shaped Pulau Tioman, 20km long & 11km wide, affords a variety of activities not found on most of the east coast's other islands. Visitors can snorkel & dive in the clear waters, laze around on white-sand beaches & explore the rugged trails of the interior.

Hollywood movie, South Pacific was filmed here!

Back in the late 1950s Hollywood got wind of Tioman & famously made it the setting for the mythical Bali Hai in the film South Pacific. Later, in the 1970s, Time magazine proclaimed it one of the world's 10 most beautiful islands.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Relaxing
  • Cons:Overcrowded during public holidays & weekends
  • In a nutshell:Choose a resort / villlage less crowded. Do check-out my travelogues for more photos!
  • Last visit to Pulau Tioman: Apr 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2010 at 3:44 PM

    Oh wow! What a fantastic page!! :o) We are looking at visiting this year. Amazing what you find on vt. Great underwater shots...& thanks for the net site tip! Cheers, Ann :o)

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2008 at 8:52 PM

    Great tips on Tioman Island! Hope to be able to visit one day :)

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2007 at 10:07 PM

    Nice photos of Tioman Island. I still have not been there. Now at least I know where to stay when I am there :)

  • cheekymarieh's Profile Photo
    Jul 15, 2007 at 11:07 PM

    Some useful info. Thanks. I'm looking forward to my trip next month.

  • mansionion's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2006 at 7:22 AM

    Yeah.. foods in Babura are yummy. Nop, just admiring the peak frm afar, wasn't able to go up there. -m-

  • bkoon's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2006 at 6:45 AM

    A very comprehensive page indeed. I have not been to Tioman for a year already. Any change in the reefs and dive sites? Thinking of going soon. Bee :)

  • bpacker's Profile Photo
    May 9, 2006 at 8:30 PM

    I love that lion fish shot of yours and also the moray eel.

  • icyjo24's Profile Photo
    May 9, 2006 at 1:46 AM

    i used a nikon 5900 but i spent 500 on an ikelite casing.. i should learning diving one of these days...do check out my ko khai and ko similan pages..

  • muddybok's Profile Photo
    May 7, 2006 at 6:43 AM

    Great page. Keep it up man.

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