Kampung Nipah

Pulau Tioman

Offering a serene length of beach on the edge of the forest, rugged and isolated Nipah is the way to go for those wanting to leave the world behind (the village lacks internet and mobile phone access). The waters of Nipah are also home to phosphorescent seaweed that glow at night.

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Nearby Pulau Tioman attractions

1. Kampung Genting

1.56 MILES

The beach here is fairly built up, but the surroundings have an appealing kampung (village) atmosphere. A good spot for meeting local fishermen.

2. Kampung Paya

3.19 MILES

The moderately priced resorts here, offering all-inclusive packages, make Paya popular with Singaporeans, the mainland Chinese and the organised-tour set…

3. Kampung Mukut

3.49 MILES

This traditional and secluded kampung may be one of the prettiest villages on the island, and the beach is lovely. If it’s traditional Malaysian life you…

4. Kampung Tekek

5.53 MILES

Tioman’s commercial hub is a good, strategic central location from which to explore the rest of the island, and the beach on the southern end of town is…

5. Kampung Juara


Its sleepy hideaway bliss is slightly ended by the road crossing the island interior, but Juara remains lovely, offering two long stretches of wide, white…

6. Marine Park Information Centre

6.26 MILES

With coral displays, short videos and plenty of information on marine flora and fauna, this centre, north of Tekek Airport, is a worthwhile stop…

7. Kampung Air Batang

7.05 MILES

ABC's beach is usually best at the southern and northern ends, although the sands are constantly shifting so this is changeable. Quite a bit of the…

8. Monkey Beach

8.26 MILES

This delightful white-sand beach can be reached on the hike towards Salang from ABC.