My 5: Tioman Island, Malaysia.

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1. Tioman Island, May 2015. I fell in love with Tioman the moment it came into view from the boat as we whizzed across The South China Sea. In fifteen years of travel I’d never really done the tropical island thing and now Tioman would be my second secluded paradise in as many weeks. I’d just come from Pilau Sibu , the sleepiest of sleepy beach getaways. But as I gazed up at Tioman’s towering canopy of lush vegetation, I knew this place would be a whole other deal. Located thirty-two kilometres off the Malaysian coastline of Rompin, the island boasts cascading waterfalls, pristine beaches, dense jungle, soaring mountain peaks, bat-inhabited trees and a farm dedicated to the rare mouse deer. Continue Reading »