|Tioman Island, Malaysia.|
With winter just a little over a month away here in the Southern Hemisphere, I’m thinking where might be nice to duck away for a couple of weeks of tropical sunshine. I’m determined to go somewhere different, but it’s amazing how Malaysia – the country I spent seven years as a kid – keeps pulling me back in.
Since leaving Malaysia in 1990 I’ve returned in 1996, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010 so looks like I’m about due again. Which may or may not happen this year, but in the mean time, here’s a travel article I wrote for the Herald On Sunday back in 2008 about Malaysia’s Tioman Island.
In the five years since I wrote this I’ve toned down the adjectives in my writing style, so apologies for my then youthful exuberance. But hey, it was Tio-freaking-man! I loved this jungle-covered island so much I ended up going back the following two years as well. I’d always explore a new part of the island, but base myself at the one and only Nazri’s Resort. It’s not the fanciest resort in the world, but click on the link below to find out what it was that made me stay there three years in a row.