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About 58 kilometres off Peninsular Malaysia’s east coast, in the South China Sea, lies Tioman Island, a tear-shaped island paradise. Tioman Island, measuring 38 kilometres long and 19 kilometres wide, is the largest in a group of the 64 volcanic islands. The striking profile of the twin peaks of Simukut Mountain provides a remarkable backdrop to this beautiful island, reputed to be one of the ten most beautiful and idyllic islands in the world.
Tioman Island is said to be the final resting place of a fabled dragon princess from China. Legend has it that while she was visiting a prince in Temasek (Singapore), she made a stop at Tioman where she immediately fell in love with the charms and beauty of the island. She decided to dedicate her life to weary travelers by giving them shelter and comfort while resting on the island.
The quality which distinguishes Tioman Island with other destinations is its rich flora and fauna while the island is surrounded by rich coral reefs. Pulau Tioman was once listed as one of the most beautiful islands in the world where numerous spots have been used in movies and such.