About Malaysia, Tioman region:
LOCATION: Tioman is on the South-East coast of Malaysia and suitable for yacht charters in summer season when Langkawi archipelago, off the North-West coast of Malaysia, is in wet season. The boats are based in Tekek Bay on Tioman island, in Tekek Harbour Marina.
ACCESS by AIR: The Berjaya Air operates daily direct flights from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. The usual
travel time is around 45min.
ACCESS by BOAT: From Tanjung Gemok in Pahang and Mersing in Johor, ca. 90min. Or 4h ferry ride from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal in Singapore.
FORMALITIES: A visa may not be required for a stay of less than three months, but your passport must be valid for six months after your return. Check with your local embassy or consulate for information relating to your nationality before purchasing tickets however.
CLIMATE: Malaysia has a distinct equatorial climate with various maritime influences. The area has two monsoon periods as a result of which there is no real dry season. It is summer, hot and wet virtually all the year round. On
the other hand, the water is at an almost constant temperature, between 26 and 29°C.
HEALTH: Malaysia is a country which is quite safe from a health point of view. Beware of sunburn and particularly mosquitoes. There are no major problems with malaria, as the occurrence of it is limited to a few remote inland areas.