Tioman Island

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Tioman Island lies off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, in the South China Sea. It's a nature reserve, ringed by beaches. The area is known for its dive sites, which have corals, sea fans and sea sponges, as well as shipwrecks.

The island is covered in tropical rainforests, home to butterflies, lizards and monkeys. On the east coast, the Juara Turtle Project is a hatchery that protects and studies sea turtles.

Area: 136 km²
Elevation: 1,038 m
Location: South China Sea
Highest point: Gunung Kajang
Ethnic groups: Malay, Chinese
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