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In the 1970s, TIME Magazine selected Tioman as one of the world’s most beautiful islands. The marine area around Tioman Island and eight other nearby islands have been declared as marine parks and marine reserves. The island has been used for thousands of years by fishermen as an important navigation point and a source of fresh water and wood. During the past thousand years, it has played host to Chinese, Arab, and European trading ships, and often porcelain shards can be found on beaches around the island.