The Tioman village of Mukut is a little fishing kampung in traditional Malay style. Mukut has stayed out of Tioman's limelight for the most part, likely as a result of its relative remoteness as compared to most of the other villages in Tioman.
Mukut's fortuitous inaccessibility resulted in the community not having changed much from its early days, instead retaining most of its old-world feel, its blissfully languorous pace of life and the lovely provincial atmosphere that pervades the village.
If you enjoy original island tranquillity, untouched nature and the traditional way of life, all set with a Malay backdrop, then Kampung Mukut is the place to be for you.
Do note, however, that the jetty at Mukut is not compatible with the ferry out of Mersing. This means that if your accommodation is in Mukut, you have to disembark your ferry at the Genting Jetty.
From Genting, you can either rent a water taxi, which comes with the boatman included, or, alternatively, you can request the Mukut lodging that you've booked to come and collect you from Genting in their private little boat. Just tell them your ferry's departure time; they will know at what time to collect you at Genting.
Yes, it requires a bit of planning to get to Mukut, a bit more than the other main villages in Tioman. But, once you're in Mukut, you will know instantly that this little oasis of idyll and sights are worth every minute spent in transit. The spectacular Asah waterfall and Tioman's signature dragon horns are just some of the attractions that are must-sees when in Mukut.
But let's not forget the beaches at Mukut. Kissed by crystal-clear sea water and mostly devoid of villagers, let alone tourists, Mukut's beaches are arguably some of Tioman's most secluded and most attractive.
Mukut's beaches' fringing waters are great for snorkeling too, as there are quite a few coral gardens in good condition.
The hotels in Mukut are mostly of the back-to-basic variety. Don't expect any luxuries. Most chalet's offer cold-water showers only and a fan instead of air-con. But if you're the budget-traveler kind and you enjoy the simple things in life, then it's good to be in Mukut :)
There are a few eateries in Mukut; most dishes are simple: fragrant rice with fried fish or chicken, along with some veggies. Nothing fancy but delicious nonetheless. Make sure you add some of the local chilli - it's spicy but yummy.
Tempted to come to Mukut? Just book your ferry from Mersing online in advance
and get off at the first stop, Genting. From Genting, it's just a short hop to Mukut.
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