Escape to Calmness (Tioman Island, Malaysia)

It took a 5-hour bus ride (including delays and going through immigration and the border)

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Time check: 06:25am

A 3-hour ferry ride (including stopovers to different drop off points)

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Tanjung Gemok Ferry Terminal

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Ferry on the way to Tioman Island

 

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Touchdown Tekek Jetty Port, Tioman Island

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and a 40-minute car ride

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to get to my home away from home for the weekend.

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There’s nothing much to say, really. It was simply the getaway I needed.

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Life here is slow paced.

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You wake up to the sound of the waves.

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You open your window and you are greeted by the shimmering sunlight reflected by the vast open waters.

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You step out of your room and dig your toes into the warm sand.

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Then, you pretty much do nothing.

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Just let the calmness overtake you.

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The best part? You get to do it the whole day.

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Yes,Β that was my quick escape to calmness at Tioman Island, Malaysia.

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I went on this quick getaway with the purpose of just taking a break from everything.

I got to step back and just refresh.

And it couldn’t have ended any better.

The whole experience was punctuated by a reassuring promise.

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Tioman Island, Malaysia, April 2017

(All photos are unedited and were taken by Sam using a GoPro Hero5 and Samsung Note5)

 

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