Mersing is the main departure point for Tioman and the other islands of the Seribuat Archipelago, although there are also departures from Tanjung Gemuk. At the jetty there’s a secure car park (RM7–10/day), while there and in the R&R Plaza nearby, assorted booths and offices represent various islands, boats and resorts. For impartial information, though, you’re better off going to the tourist office. Change money in Mersing before you head out to the islands, where the exchange rates are lousy; the only ATM on Tioman is in Tekek, opposite the airport.

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