Tioman Island (or "Pulau Tioman") is one of the three duty-free islands in Malaysia. This beautiful island is located off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, in the South China Sea. Despite being a small island with a land area of only 136 km square and a population of 500 residents, there are eight main villages in Tioman Island, amongst which Kampung Tekek is the main village and most highly populated. The people living on Tioman Island are mostly Malay and Chinese.
Gazetted as a marine park, Tioman Island is teeming with coral reefs and marine life, which is ideal for scuba diving and snorkelling. It is also covered by pristine tropical rainforests boasting amazing flora and fauna, with Gunung Kajang as the highest peak, standing at 1,038 meters.