Malaisie

Located on the eastern coast, Pulau Tioman has been ranked among the ten most beautiful islands in the world lives up to its reputation. Set in the China Sea, fifty kilometres off the coast, this small 500 km² piece of land has everything to make dreams come true. Paradisical beaches lined with authentic fishing villages, and a majestic landscape. It is difficult to envisage more exotic panorama. Due to its status as a national park, the seabed is protected. Corals and parrot fish can be observed at leisure in crystal clear waters. The island offers wonderful opportunities for hiking or excursions on beautiful deserted beaches.

Wooded hills, white sandy beaches and clear waters greet visitors to Palau Langkawi, the largest of the 99 islands that make up the tropical archipelago of Langkawi. Sometimes called the “legendary island” because of myths associated with its ancient geological formations, it sits serenely amid the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea, along the Malaysian coast. Sample the local cuisine offered in night markets, climb to the summit with its spectacular waterfalls and dive into an underwater park.

Weather: Average annual temperatures vary between 24 °C and 33 °C. The dry season runs from November to March.

Sailing conditions: From November to April, the sea is calm and the wind only just blows. The climate is rather dry and sunny. During the months from May to October the wind strengthens and rains are more frequent. The water at a constant temperature of 26 °C to 29 °C.

 

Practical Information

Flights: Companies such as Malaysia Airline, Emirates, Oman Air, KLM, British Airways, China Southern and some low cost airlines fly to Tioman or Langkawi. Average price 750 to € 2,500

Papers: No visa is required for stays of less than three months. A valid passport (at least 6 months validity after return date) and a return ticket are sufficient.

Currency: The Ringgit (or Malaysian Dollar) is the national currency. There are ATMs in all towns

Vaccines / Health: No vaccinations are required, but a preventive treatment against malaria is recommended. The country has very modern medical facilities.

 

Malaysia tourist office: http://www.ontmalaisie.com/