Singapore – Tioman by air

Our cute little Dash 7 flight to Tioman

Direct flights between Singapore Budget Air Terminal and Tioman are operated by Berjaya Air almost daily. Its only 1 flight in and 1 flight out, on a small 4 prop Dash 7 aircraft, and 48 passengers per flight… tickets are hard to get in vacation times…

Getting to the budget terminal by public is more complicated than going to the other Terminals…. anyway, I use Google map and found my options and directions.

Standing in line at the Berjaya counter, looking around at the Budget air terminal

Flight leaving SG is at 1355hrs… so I try to be at the Berjaya air checkin counter by 1230hrs.. and I was early.. 1210hrs, so I could reward myself with a cheap Mac lunch! And takeaway my leftovers to Tioman… how else would you get apple pies in Tioman!?

Boarding the cute little plane.

The budget terminal is not so posh and convenient as the other Terminals… but it does the job. And look, no covered walkway to the plane. Today, it was hot, other days it might be wet.. but I guess that travelling budget for ya.

Small cabin and I am on the last row.


Inside the cosy cabin.. simple and nice… try to sit at the last row 12. Its last in and 1st out.. 🙂 Advise from Doug… And I got the last row 🙂

Flight time is about 35mins, so before you can really get comfy, its time to land. Small seats dun bother me anyway..

My childhood playground.

And off we go, here is a glimpse of Punggol. Look, Coney Island is all linked up to the main island now. Following the river up to Hougang, thats where I use to live… and somewhere in the middle is where I live now.. This area was my childhood playground! It is of course much different now.

North West side of Tioman. Beautiful green waters.

And then we pass Desaru.. and many pretty islands with white beaches… but the pictures turn out too hazy.. I think its the distance and the dirty windows…

ABC beach from just above…

And now landing gear is out and here we are. Look at the fascinating green waters around Tioman. That is why we come here.

Landed in 1 min after that last pic. Was the 1st one out and cleared immigration very quickly. Doug’s waiting for me, looks happy.. 10 mins walk from the terminal to the marina and viola, I am back onboard.

From leaving the flat to arriving onboard Calliste, the total travelling time is 3.5hrs. I arrived fresh and ready to have fun rightaway. I think thats not bad at all, even tho it did cost me S$268 for the return ticket…


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