I've been two times on
the first time between September 14th and 23rd, 1999 and the second
between October 12th and 15th, 1999. During my second trip the weather
was worse than on my first trip, as it was October and the monsoon
was approaching. What follows below are some excerpts of the emails I
to my fiancee in KL while I was in Tioman.
landed on Tioman today
It's a very interesting island. The beaches
are nothing special, but the animal life is very interesting. In the jungle
I met monkeys on the trees, there are lizards everywhere (saw two lizards
fighting) and I saw two trees
full of bats. I made a long trip through the jungle. Currently
I am staying in a nice, but basic bungalow with fan.
I'm having a serious
mosquitoes - they are eating me alive... I bought a Malaysian mosquito
repellent for the skin, but I don't know how effective it is. Today was
again sunny on Tioman. It's already two straight days of sun without
Today I explored again the island.
I'm staying on the west coast in a place called Ayer
Batang Kampung (ABC) - not too bad, very quiet in the evenings.
I'm still in the Persona
I will stay until Friday on Tioman... or take the ferry to Mersing and
go somewhere else... don't know yet. But I'll (try to) be back in KL on
walk to Juara
It was nice, but nothing exceptional. While I'm writing this, I'm
in the Chinese restaurant. I can see thunders on the Malaysian coast -
probably it's raining there (but not here).
Tioman and I'm freezing - well not really but it's quite cool. Today it
rained here so everything
is wet (no fun when everything is wet). This is going to be a cool
I'm afraid that I will no longer be able to go the east coast and find
good weather - but maybe tomorrow it's better.
again the sky was clouded - almost no sunshine, although it didn't
go to Borneo next week - the weather is bad anyway. The weather this
morning was good, then late in the afternoon clouds came and it started
to rain. I did some snorkelling.
Copyright (c) 2002 Alfred