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Tioman was first discovered by Chinese and Arabs seafarers and traders around thousand years ago. They use it for replenishing their fresh water resources and navigational aid.
Still today you can find small pieces of ming dynasty porcelain in the shallow waters.
The famous twin peak known as donkey ears was always a reassuring sign for sailors to know that they were on the right track to the southern tip of Malaysia now know as Singapore.
An ancient saga tells a story of a beautiful dragon queen whiles on her way from China to Singapore she took rest in the warm tranquil waters of the South China Sea, during which she felt in love with here surroundings that she than decided to stay and turned her self into this magnificent island.
Tioman has more than 18 beaches some developed with resorts, still many untouched by development and human impact.
The highest peak is Gunung Kajang towering over the jungle at 1038m it can be seen as far as Mersing. 98% of Tioman is covered by a dense thousand year old jungle which is protected by law; this provides us with plenty of fresh air and clean water streams.