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Tioman – a dragon princess


Situated in the South China Sea, Tioman Island is shaped like a dragon with giant trees covering its central area of jungle. The dragon’s horns are in fact cliffs, with exotic birds circling in occasional mist. Legend has it that a dragon princess once stopped to rest here and decided to stay put, because the area was so beautiful. If you take your own princess along with you in the form of a female travel companion, perhaps you will have the same experience. The picture-postcard prettiness of the island’s best parts is clearly the main attraction of Tioman, with waterfalls, palm trees, tropical plants and multiple species of birds and mammals.


Underwater adventures and scenery – Tioman Island diving and snorkelling

Affordable and with incredible scenery, the island has a number of public beaches near all the villages, in addition to a number of private beaches in resorts. Tioman also offers adventure with impressive diving and snorkelling, including boat trips to explore the tropical coral reefs and teeming fish. The marine life is abundant and the underwater visibility is superb – even with a mask and snorkel from the surface, you will quickly see why Tioman is a popular scuba-diving Mecca. There are even two different species of turtles here and such scenery is best explored with a travel buddy, so as to share in the experience.


See Tioman jungle waterfalls with a travel companion

If you and your female travel companion are active people, it is also possible to go rock climbing with specialist equipment and support. To enjoy a more sedate yet impressive experience, you might like to visit one or two of the various waterfalls, where mountain streams gush over cliffs onto granite boulders, making attractive photo opportunities. Alternatively, a boat trip around the island is a great way to see all of the sights; some locations on the island simply cannot be reached by road! Jungle trekking is an option too, with some paths quite well established but unpaved, whereas others are level and easily accessible.


Relaxation and shopping with a holiday partner

If you prefer to switch off and be pampered, one or two resorts and hotels have spas that offer luxurious massages or a choice of body scrubs, wraps and grooming, as well as hand and feet treatments. How better to end a day than to both unwind by receiving some well-deserved wellness? Finally, larger stores in Tekek offer shopping, with duty-free wine, spirits and tobacco.


Enjoy Tioman Island with a female holiday companion

It is said that travel broadens the mind; with two for company, the planning and amazing experiences can also be shared. Travelling with a holiday partner lightens the load and helps you feel more secure too. In your chosen lodgings or hotel in Tioman, there will be opportunities to enjoy chatting about the great day, as well as bouncing ideas off each other if necessary for the next day – unless you prefer to totally relax with a spa session and rub down, or a day just admiring the beautiful beach and scenery.
One of the first steps towards an unforgettable holiday in Tioman is to decide whom you are going with.
When you have downloaded Tourlina on your smartphone or other mobile device, simply specify your preferences in the app and start your search for a female travel partner for your next trip to Tioman.

Malaysia Highlight: Kuala Lumpur

What Does Kuala Lumpur Have to Offer?


Malaysia Highlight Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia Highlight: Kuala Lumpur – A travelers sightseeing and shopping tour through Kuala Lumpur

Often simply referred to as KL by the local population, Kuala Lumpur is a bustling city full of commerce and thrusting skyscrapers. Despite the city’s accent on business, it is a great place to explore, especially if you have a female travel companion with you. Getting around the city on your own, given its many six-lane motorways, can be tricky. So, finding a travel partner really does make sense. Having said that, English is widely spoken in the city and the local inhabitants are generally happy to stop and help you to find your way. The city is packed full of attractions such as the National Museum, the National Visual Arts Gallery and the National Monument. Kuala Lumpur is also famous for its landmarks and no visit to the city is complete without a trip to the Petronas Twin Towers, the tallest twin buildings anywhere in the globe. Kuala Lumpur is also home to the Menara KL Tower, one of the highest free standing towers ever built. Despite the many large buildings, the city has some green open spaces to explore too, such as Lake Gardens, close to the Malaysian Parliament building, and Bukit Kiara, some delightful botanical gardens.


Cultural Kuala Lumpur

As might be expected of a capital city, Kuala Lumpur is the cultural centre of the country. One of the best times to come to the city is during the annual arts festival, known as DiverseCity. Theatrical productions include traditional Malay dancing, often performed to the sound of gamelan gongs. However, if you and your travel companion prefer comedy or jazz, then these elements make up part of the festival, as well. At other times of the year, Kuala Lumpur has plenty to offer, too. There is a tradition of street art in the city, best exemplified by the graffiti at places like the Klang river bank and the walls of Pasar Seni. For a more traditional cultural experience, then why not try out one of the productions at the Panggung Bandaraya theatre, near the Merdeka Square, which has been running for over a century? For travellers looking for a gig to attend, then head to the Bee Publika. This venue boasts some top-quality bookings drawn from both local bands and international acts.


Retail Therapy

Kuala Lumpur is home to some of the best and most modern shopping malls in south east Asia. Nevertheless, a trip to Chinatown is definitely worth it for a more exciting shopping experience. The busy streets of this part of the city really reflect Kuala Lumpur’s rich heritage. Much of Chinatown is crammed with market stalls that sell a wide range of wares. Looking for a reproduction designer handbag or a pair of shoes? Then head to the covered market at Jalan Petaling, easily accessed from Chinatown. Kasturi Walk is another bustling market worth seeking out. This typically Asian flea market, which is open air, runs along Jalan Kasturi. Situated in Bukit Bintang district, the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur Shopping Mall is a modern development with several flagships stores that is set over multiple storeys, providing a distinct alternative.


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A Kuala Lumpur Tour:

Kuala Lumpur - Merdeka Square
Kuala Lumpur – Merdeka Square
Kuala Lumpur - Royal King's Palace Istana Negara
Kuala Lumpur – Royal King’s Palace Istana Negara
Kuala Lumpur - China Town
Kuala Lumpur – China Town
The "muddy confluence" which gave Kuala Lumpur its name
The “muddy confluence” which gave Kuala Lumpur its name
Kuala Lumpur - shopping malls
Kuala Lumpur – shopping malls
Kuala Lumpur - Suria KLCC shopping mall
Kuala Lumpur – Suria KLCC shopping mall

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