Traveling to Sunny Paradise - Snack in Hand: The Ultimate Pulau Tioman Adventure.

Are you ready for an island getaway like no other? Pulau Tioman is the ultimate tropical paradise and it's just a ferry ride away from the Malaysia mainland. But before you pack your bags and head to Mersing Harbour Centre, there's one thing you don't want to forget - a tasty snack! Trust me, it'll make your journey that much more enjoyable.

Eureka Who?

Let me introduce you to Eureka Snacks. This gourmet popcorn is not your average snack; for one thing, it's made in modest-sized batches and without any preservatives, transfats or GMOs. And like a true gourmet popcorn, Eureka Snacks come in an impressive variety of flavors. No fewer than 20, in fact.

That being said, my personal favorites are the Sea Salt and Seaweed. The natural and ever so savoury taste of these two flavors will have you thinking you've already landed on your sun-kissed beach oasis. But if you're into sweet or tangy, there's Butter Caramel Popcorn and Tomato Popcorn to sink your teeth into. Crunch-alert: Eureka Snacks are deliciously crunchy, just right and with perfect mouthfeel, courtesy of their perfectly spherical shape. Gourmet popcorn rocks!

Book Online for Peace of Mind

Whilst you may be able to get your ferry tickets as a walk-in passenger after arriving at Mersing Harbour Centre, it's recommended that you book your ferry tickets in advance, i.e. online. The main reason for this is that the ferry operator can only do that many crossings to the island each day, the result of the shallow river mouth around Mersing.

As a matter of fact, whilst the ferry will always try to take as many hopeful Tioman revellers from Mersing Harbour Centre to the island, once the sea level around Mersing has dropped below the minimum required, the vessel is no longer able to sail out. Anyone arriving in Mersing after this moment will need to stay in Mersing overnight. Unless of course you arrived very early in the morning and the tide goes back up later on that day. But bottom line: it's probably not a good idea to risk it.

Buses and Coaches

There are several bus companies that offer the Singapore to Mersing route. Examples are Causeway Link, Transnasional and KKKL Travel. Bus tickets too has better be booked online, because this is a well-travelled route, especially on weekends, public and school holidays. As well as pretty much the entire March to August summer holiday season.

All aboard...

Once you're on the ferry, sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride with a bag of Eureka Snacks in hand. The salty ocean air, the sound of the waves, and the crunch of the popcorn - it's a combo you don't want to miss. This snack is not just any snack, it's a lifestyle. It's healthy, delicious, and will keep you going until you reach your sun-kissed destination.

So, don't forget to pack a bag of Eureka Snacks on your next Pulau Tioman adventure. It'll make your journey that much sweeter. Happy travels! Oh, just in case you're not sure where to buy Eureka Snacks, they're for sale online (duh, hihi). But you can also get them at proper shops, malls, pop-ups etc.

Take Your Pick

Just... follow... these... links... for online, pop kiosks, supermarkets and vending machines, respectively.

Incidentally, yes, there's a Eureka Snacks vending machine in Mersing. It's adjacent to Mersing Harbour Centre :)

Enjoy your snacks. And enjoy your holiday!

- Sunny Tioman -

Note: Over-indulging in savoury/sweet snacks, even snacks that are not very salty/sweet, may lead to excessive intake of sodium/sugar.