Tioman

Trip Start Sep 19, 2010
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Trip End Sep 19, 2011


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Flag of Malaysia  , Pahang,
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Friday 24Th Sept we set off at 9 AM on a 6 hour bus journey to Mersing. Great coach with plenty of room which stopped every 1 1/2 hours for fag break, people after my own heart.
 Now let me tell you something about the countryside. There are three types of landscape, 
 1. Palm oil plantations.
 2. Jungle.
 3. Rubber plantations.
 In that order.
 The Malaysian Peninsular jungles are the oldest jungles on Earth.
Something to be proud of and want to preserve you would think? Not for a minute!!! Slash and burn it and grow Palm trees. And when you run out of jungle slash and burn the rubber plantations and grow Palm trees!!!!! You may laugh but that is how its looks. Oceans of palm trees, thousands and thousands of square miles of Palm trees.What on earth is Palm oil anyway?

We arrived in Mersing at 3PM and waited 3 hours for the high speed boat over to the Island. We arrived on the Island after dark found our accommodation, ate and crashed. We awoke early in the morning walked on to the veranda and were well pleased with the view. Beautiful blue sea leading onto a lovely crescent sandy beach which gave way to thick jungle hills,beautiful.
The wildlife hear is fantastic both in the water and out. They say there are Sloth-bear in the jungle but alas I didn't see one,besides I wouldn't know a Sloth-bear if I fell over one. I did however see Monitor lizards,monkeys, large bats,eagles and the like.Not to mention the arrays of butterfly's and insects.Watching the fireflies at night on our balcony was an absolute pleasure.I took Cathy Snorkeling for her first time ever and we saw a Turtle and a Sting ray,first time lucky I guess.Corals and fish are lovely and I go out a couple of times a day.
Our chalet is beautiful and rustic,with the best location in the whole  bay. At the front of the chalet is the beach and at the back is dense jungle.We were woken up one morning to the sounds of Monkeys playing tig on our roof.
We have not gone on any trips or anything we are just chilling out.
Just a quick pointer on prices.Our chalet cost 15 a night. Happy Hour at the bar along the beach is 3 beers for 2  and our Evening meals were 5 for the two meals and soft drinks.Not bad eh??
We stayed 4 nights on the Island and had a great time,and would go back tomorrow.
It is the 29 Sept today and we are in Melaka,but that is another story.
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pete-franklin
pete-franklin on

Went to Pulao Tioman with the Royal Navy in 1967. There was no holiday accomodation there in those days and not that many inhabitants. We used to anchor off shore for general maintenance of the shipand would be ferried to the beach for relaxation time.The locals would bring fruit and the inevitable crates of coca cola to sell on the beach. Great blog Warren. Pete.

michelle clare on

great to read wish we were there i would love to see the monkeys,put some pics up on ya travels be nice to see them,take care lots love to ya both xxx

Douglas Broad on

Your mum and dad enjoyed reading about your trip: Keep adding info!

warren.limbert
warren.limbert on

Hi Mish,
Glad you like it so far.As requested fotos are now up.
Miss ya both,
Warren and cathy.

warren.limbert
warren.limbert on

Hi Pete,
Wow 1967 Eh? Probelly not alot has changed in that time,I hope it stays that way.
I should have joined the forces and gotten to see these places for free!!!! Never mind I got there in the end. Thanks for the input mate, allways welcome.
Bye for now,
Warren.

warren.limbert
warren.limbert on

Hi Mr Broad,
I'm glad they are reading it ok.
I hope you all have a great week or so.
Dad please give me your email address again as I don't think I'm getting through to you.
Bye all,
Wazza.

Andrew Boddy on

Looks fantastic, great blog. Can we have more photos? It's been raining all day in Ripon!!!!!

trish and john on

well scotland was beautiful but nothing to what your experiencing, you cannot be ticklish with the fish then.sounds great cannot what fore your next episode.

Kath on

Warren, I loved your blog. It was interesting and informative. Pictures were great too. I wish I was there!!

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