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Tioman- Salang Village

There're a few villages in Tioman: Juara, Paya, Mukut, Tekek and Salang are just to name a few. Each has it's own beauty but my favourite is Salang.

Never really thought I'm going to like this place...but after a few days there...I fell in love with it. My last visit was in July 2005, which was my third time in Salang and I'm looking forward to go again.

The friendliness of the people and ambience of Salang captured my heart. The crystal clear water that allows you to see beautiful corals and variety of fishes...swimming with fishes...and if you're too lazy for a long hours snorkeling trip...Salang beach itself is a heaven for snorkeling...

Those looking for affordable accomodation with lively surrounding...well then, Salang is the place. Room rates are around RM25-RM200. Well, I suppose you can't really hope much for a room that cost you RM25...but rooms that cost RM65 and above are ok. However, my advice...please bring extra pareos...they can be very handy as sometimes the chalets bedsheets and pillowcases are not that pleasant looking...if you know what I mean.

There're plenty of accommodation on the left side of the beach but you can't swim at the beach there...water/beach activities are quite limited there. Rocks are everywhere. So, for those who're too lazy to walk from the other end to the other...(like myself)...Salang Sayang Resort will best suits you. Take a few steps from your chalet...n you're already on the beach...awesome!!!

Juara is nice as well. Very peaceful and quiet...less people there. The water is quite choppy with frequent strong waves so swimming can be a bit challenging...

Some of my favourite activities (apart from swimming, snorkeling & island hopping...I don't dive..yet)
were just lying lazily on a hammock tied up to coconut trees by the beach while reading or sightseeing and even just watching the village children fish by the jetty.

The next visit...I might join a diving class...if I have the guts to...

So sorry for the not so good quality pics...I'll do better next time...

Salang Beach

Salang is sort of divided by the jetty into 2 parts, if you're facing the island (from the jetty)...you'll notice that the beach on the left side is filled with rocks...plenty of them. While, white sandy beach on the right side.

Those who prefer peace n quiet....with not so much of people may not really like Salang. The village is always flooded with people from various countries swarming the beach...some even stay there for more than a month or so...

The place will also be filled with Malaysians mostly during the country's public holidays. So, check out list of Malaysian public holidays before going.

Coral Island

Coral Island is well known for its marvelous corals n other underwater species.

A trip to Tioman will be incomplete if you don't step your feet on this beautiful small island!!! Too tired for swimming...or snorkeling...just take a rest or walk along the beach.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Almost no mosquitos at night...or is it bcoz they don't like my blood!!!
  • Cons:Swimming can be a bit risky as corals are everywhere...
  • Last visit to Pulau Tioman: Jul 2005
  • Intro Updated Apr 23, 2006
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  • shikokuzen's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2006 at 10:47 PM

    Nice pics Arfak...i should really stop looking at beautiful beaches and lovely deep blue water....just makes me want to quit my job and run off......oh what a winderful dream that is....bob

  • dar76's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2005 at 7:31 AM

    hi babes! nice new pics!! will be looking forward to more of them..keep on updating yah!! : )

  • flyingkiwi's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2005 at 9:29 PM

    Nice page on Tioman. I'm thinking of visiting the island on my forthcoming trip to Malysia. :-) Thanks. Mark

  • BluBluBlu's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2005 at 1:44 AM

    Nice tips on this beautiful little island! Happy travels, Blu


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