ParadiseMarch 14, 2016 in Malaysia ⋅ ☀️ 75 °F
We know we've only been here about 5 hours, but we already love Tioman. We swam in pewter blue water, dined and drank with our feet in the sand while watching the sunset over the water, made some new friends (from Pakistan and Spain), and are generally loving the island life.
Wildlife update: A long-tailed macaque (monkey) sauntered up to our front yard earlier to eat a fallen coconut. Came within two feet of people. Later, we saw another spend about 5 minutes trying to pry open a closed plastic trashcan, at which the monkey was eventually successful. Restaurant owners here (which are all open-air) have told us the monkeys enjoy sneaking into the kitchens and absconding with full plates of food just prepared for meals. Smart little guys :) Also, we have made several feline friends already, including one orange tiger cat who likes to keep watch over the beach from our front porch.Read more