Welcome to Pulau Tiga National Park
The name Pulau Tiga actually means 'three islands' – the scrubby islet is part of a small chain created during an eruption of mud volcanoes in the late 1890s. More than 100 years later, in 2001, the island had its 15 minutes of fame when it played host to the smash-hit reality TV series Survivor, so is commonly referred to now as 'Survivor Island'. TV junkies still stop by for a look-see, although the 'tribal council' was destroyed in a storm and the debris was cleared after it turned into a home for venomous snakes. Whether you come here on a day trip or opt to stay, it's still a great place for relaxing on the gorgeous beach, hiking in the forest and taking a cooling dip in burping mud pits at the centre of the island.