"If you want to see more of the authentic side of Pulau Tioman You must head for Genting Village.
The beach here is often overlooked as it is not widely considered to be one of the prettiest in the region but it also backs on to a delightful traditional Malaysian village which is filled with local fishermen.
If you come in the early morning then you can watch them hauling in their catch and get a glimpse of how the local community live and work on Tioman Island."
Genting is a kampong on the southwest side of Tioman. It is a relatively large village between the village of Paya and the village of Nipah. This Genting kampong lies at a 1.5 km stretch of beach, with the green hills of the tropical rainforest as background. The green of tranquillity and this peaceful village is popular with many of the tourists.
The village is quite isolated and the next kampong "Nipah" is poorly accessible on foot or by bike. In the Malay language a genting is "a mountain pass". The majority of the resorts in Genting are of the budget-class range and are mainly along the slopes overlooking the green, relaxing tropical jungle and the blue, turquoise South China Sea.
|Genting is the third largest village in Tioman, after Tekek and Juara. The ferries from Mersing will make a first quick stop in Genting, before continuing to the villages of Paya, Tekek, Air Batang and finally Salang. You can book the tickets online by clicking on the banner below. There are three services per day in both directions.
It is a favorite place for people from the mainland and tourists from Singapore. Genting has an extensive collection of restaurants that are located along the beach. In the weekends there is usually more action, then there are more tourists and you hear the karaoke music in the evening.
Generally spoken the beach of Genting is fantastically beautiful with long bays with sandy water and clear water. The beach is a narrow strip of golden sand, bordered by dark gray granite boulders and covered with lush rainforest at the foot of steep hills.
The village stretches along a concrete footpath, which follows the coastline and the buildings reach barely a hundred meters from the coast in the jungle beyond.
In Genting are a few shops, restaurants, cafes, chalets, a clinic and a mosque. This forms the core of the village, which lies around the jetty. The wooden houses of the villagers are a few meters further along the footpath in both directions, surrounded by the high emerald green trees of the jungle.
You can easily go from one end of the village to the other in about thirty minutes, or you can rent a bike to explore the kampong. This concrete footpath is a main path in Genting. It goes further north to the village of Paya. Along the way there are footbridges over the many mountain streams that flow into the ocean here. It will not be long before you encounter monkeys or lizards. The only thing you will hear on this trip is the call of birds and the monkeys.
" On the ferry we all have to sit inside and once we are out of the port we get why, the boat goes super fast and the waves come easily to the porthole! After 1.5 hours of sailing we are at the first destination, where the boat stops.
The town Genting on Tioman. Here we go out. When we walk over the jetty we already see a lot of fish in the water because the water is crystal clear. We walk to our house and clear our belongings. Then we explore the town and we go for a swim in the sea and snorkeling!
After a very nice lunch with delicious burgers we go swimming in the sea again. John does not feel well, so we go back to the house. He falls asleep immediately after showering."
A very nice lunch......