Sunday, May 07, 2006

Cool things to do

For a couple of days...


Visit the Islands
There are a variety of tropical islands with white beaches and azure seas near Mersing, Tioman being the largest among them.

According to MariMari.com, Tioman is considered one of the world's ten most beautiful islands. The Island was the setting for the paradise island of "Bali Hai" in the film "South Pacific." For seven years, it was also the setting for a European reality TV show "Expedition Robinson" (which is the show that inspired "Survivor").

Tioman island has steep slopes of lush green vegetation and a wide variety of flora. Extensive coral reefs make it an excellent place to go diving or snorkeling. Popular beaches include the ones around the villages of Tekek, Genting, and Salang.

Getting There:
Tioman is accessible by passenger boat services from Mersing. By air, Pelangi Air and Berjaya Air operate daily flights into Tioman from Kuala Lumpur. Pelangi Air also flies daily from Singapore.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

there will be a pasar lambak a.k.a pasar lelong located at about 4km towards jalan jemaluang after pengkalan batu/kluang traffic light on every 15th & 30th/31st each month. Try the local dishes and stuff there.
The pasar is quite big for a small town like mersing.

Anonymous said...

CORRECTION: Expedition Robinson was film on the island P.Besar,P.tengah,P.mensirip, P.Tinggi,and few smaller islands of Johore states since 1997-2007 . Countries doing the filming are:Sweeden,Denmark,Greece,Norway, Finland,Germans,Russia,South Africa,Belgium,Holland,Swiss Georgia and the Baltic states.

Bryan Ong said...

Malaysia is fast becoming one of the leading dive destinations of the world with one of the richest marine environments in the Indo-Pacific Basin. The incredible bio-diversity of marine life, coupled with beautiful islands, white sandy beaches and clear warm waters, keeps divers coming back for more.

In Malaysia, the coral reef eco-system supports more that 50 generas of coral and more that 200 species of fish. It is not an exaggeration to say that almost every time a marine bio-diversity survey is conducted in Malaysia's tropical seas, the species list increases!

More information at www.asiavalley.com

Anonymous said...

Im stranded here!! Argh!!!!!!!

Bryan Norman said...

Hello,

I'm wondering if you're still involved with this site, www.mersing.com. Are you still maintaining the contents, or perhaps even adding new topics?

I'm not sure how to contact you. Perhaps you can email me? My mail is bryan@tiomanferry.com.

Thank you.

Bryan
TFT, Singapore