Tioman is not affected. The only area where you might have a bit of it is in the strait between malaysian Borneo and the Philippines. Have a nice trip to Tioman. really lovely island.
There has been reported pirates from Thailand hijack oil tanker vessel & foiled by coast guard 20NM off tioman , however the island itself is safe haven
never heard about pirates in that area.
the area betweenMalaysia and Philippines is patrolled by soldiers, but you never know..
u can google pirate attack in tioman for further info
I am not aware of incidents involving pirates in that area, but as mentioned there is some pirate activity (usually Philippine pirates) in the Sulu Sea, south east of Palawan and the area between Mindanao/Palawan and the island of Borneo.
It's definitely a safe destination..
Yes, there was a pirate incident in 2008, I believe. But these are not really pirates in the traditional sense, more like broke out-of-luck-fishermen-turned-opportunists.
They're not interested in booty like jewelry, gold etc Instead, they hijack any kind of vessel they can get their hands on and then dismantle these for spare parts, which they then flog off on their markets.
No Tioman tourists have ever been bothered by these thieves to my recollection, so no worries. :)
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