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Tioman Island, What all Tioman Visitors Need to Know


6 Villages: Salang, Ayer Batang, Tekek, Paya, Genting and Juara. There are a few smaller settlements, but these are the 6 main villages.
Mosques: There sare several mosques in Tioman. You can alwaysask if you're not sure.
Currency: MYR/RM (Ringgit Malaysia).
Bank: There are no banks as such, but Tekek Village has an ATM. Bringing some cash to Tioman is advised, however.
Power: Voltage ranges from 220 - 240 volts AC at 50Hz.
Telephone: CDMA and fixed. Some areas aren't covered by the network.
Population:   Friendly, laid-back and approachable.
Language: Malay. However, English is not a problem.
Mass: Metric i.e. kilograms, grams etc.
Distance: Metric i.e. kilometers, meters etc. However, Imperial units are also understood.
"Makan": Typically food is spicy. However, you can ask for less chili, or "kurang pedas".
Tipping: There's no tipping culture, like in the west. However, tips are accepted and appreciated.
Medicine: Bring your own remedies, such as panadol, immodium etc. However, a clinic is available.
Timezone: Depending on European Summer Time, 7/8 hours ahead of GMT.
Internet: Typically, the more exclusive the hotel or resort, the faster the internet speeds. Budget rooms usually offer fairly laggy Wi-Fi.
Transport: Roads only in Tekek and Juara. Mopeds and bicycles are available for rent. Water-taxis for hopping to neighboring kampongs.
Activities: Sea-based, like SUP, snorkeling and scubadiving. However, there are some fun land-based adventures to be had as well.
Arriving: Usually by ferry. There is a flight to Tioman as well. (Note: The service is currently suspended).

Mersing Harbour Centre

This is where you collect the ferry tickets you booked online. The complex also has a great food and drinks section, as well as a decent number of cool shops for some last-minute retail therapy, before hopping onto your ferry. Find out more...

Tioman Spa

Pulau Tioman offers several Spa and Wellness Centres that you should give a try. You can select the type of treatment you want from this website, as it lists each of Tioman's resorts and hotels that feature Spa therapies. Find out more...

Tioman Honeymoon

Tying the knot in the not too distant future and looking for an exotic paradise to immerse in newlywed bliss? Take a look at this site. It presents each of Tioman Island's resorts that offer delectable honeymoon packages. Find out more...

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