Sorry if I have deleted your thank you letter. It is not that we don't appreciate them very much but Lin's love of coloured backgrounds made re-making this page a nightmare so I only did the last half of 2001.
Hi Ben and Lin
Thank you again for a lovely stay, we really loved it.
Terry and Kerry
Dear Lin and Bamboo Hill team,
it is now already more than 3 weeks that we dropped back into our busy lives in Sweden from staying at Bamboo Hill but we still feel the special spirit of your nice chalet place! We enjoyed very much staying in ABC, the lightness of being and especially your always friendly service – for sure one of the very best vacation experiences we ever had! Please tell our regards also to the magnificent team of ABCD restaurant with Bahar and also to Captain One, Tioman’s best boat guide!!! We will be back!
Susanne and Steffen Fritz-Weber
PS: we did not find a way to put this into your guestbook, would appreciate a lot if you could place it there!
Hello Lin I am back in New Zealand now and wanted to email you to thank You and everyone at
Bamboo Hill and ABCD restaurant for the wonderful stay that my parents and I had on Pulau Tioman.
We had a very relaxing, enjoyable and interesting time at ABC.
The chalets at Bamboo Hill are delightful and the food at ABCD superb (I especially liked the squid and your barbeques!).
My flights back to KL and then to Christchurch went all according to plan and I got back to New Zealand on Monday
and have been back at work since Tuesday.
It is very cold here, almost snowing! I miss the warm seas of Tioman already! Thanks once again for your hospitality Lin.
I will be back next year and will email you around September or October
to make a booking as your chalets get booked out very early, so I will plan in advance. Please say hello and give my regards to your family. Best Wishes Greg
Hello, Lin. How are you?
I'm Kana, a Japanse girl who stayed at your place from July 11 to 16.
I'm back home and enjoy the rest of summer break.
I had so much fun staying at Tioman Island so I always asked you
"Can I stay one more night?" "Two more nights?"
Sorry that I didn't decide when to leave Island
and thank you for having trouble to make sure whether I could stay there longer.
I really liked the restaurant, ABCD. Their food was very delicious and it was best food I had during my trip.
I actually cooked Campon fried rice by remembering the tast and my family really liked it.
Next time I visit there I will try your BBQ.
I wanted to say good bye to Ziat on the last day but I couldn't see him.
Please say hello to him.
Hopefully I can see you all again someday!
Thank you so much!
This is an article written by guest who stayed at our place some time ago.
Here is the link to her article
written in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD.
just writing to thank you so much for having us all again at bamboo hill. We had another wonderful time. Please convey our regards to Tuckiff and let him know that we enjoyed his company very much the last couple of nights that he joined us for card games. We had a lot of fun and it certainly highlighted our holiday. We hope to see you all again soon.
Just wondering if you've seen the kittens that I mentioned to you were born outside our chalet. We were in chalet 4.
Also, did you feel any effect on Tioman from the cyclone that went through Burma just recently?
Thankyou once again. Enjoy your day.
Linda, Shelley and Emily. (Rose & John Phillips nieces)
Lin, Bill & Ia at Bamboo Reception Bamboo Hill
ABCD Restaurant Ia lying on the hammock at ABCD Restaurant
Bamboo Hill must be the closest you can get to heaven. If we could, we would return today.
Thank you ever so much for everything!
Jessica and Tony
thank you so much for accommodating us for the last two nights.
We have great memories of Bamboo Hill and Tioman.
Will Dowe and Beck
Thank you so much....your place is very wonderful and nice...my wirfe very hapi to stay at your place..but if can i want stay again at room 2.....very thankful you Lin..
i hope next yyear can visit you again...and sampai salam to your husband and ah may..boat driver....
from albert au & sue-rynley
We very much enjoyed our stay at Bamboo Hill. It was great. Thank you for everything.
Regards, Ron Ekins
Hi Lin and all of you at Bamboo Hill and ABC,
We are now all back in Norway, Kongsberg to a “normal” working day which consist of a lot of questions from our family and friends regarding our holiday at your little beautiful island that we will have in mind for a long long time. The life at Bamboo Hill and ABC was so simple and easy to be part of and we really enjoyed our 4 days stay, which definitely will be more next time. We had two days with snorkelling and we all enjoyed this in the fantastic clear water at Coral island, Monkey beach and other small islands. Eirik (4) enjoyed to stay onboard the boat with the captain feeding the fish while we were snorkelling. The evenings in the ABC restaurant with excellent food, especially the fish from the barbeque will be remembered. The nights will also be remembered with a lot of unknown sounds, both from the sea and the jungle behind the chalet. Both Anne and I was awake several nights just listening to all the sounds around the chalet and we also had night walks at the beach while our three sons were sleeping tight after a day with a lot of impressions.
We hope that we one day will come back and stay for a longer time, until then take care of your self and your beautiful island.
Anne and Roy Hove
Anders (10), Peder (8) and Eirik (4 1/2)
Note: Please be free to use this mail as a recommendation for your chalets at Tioman island.
Hi Lin, We are back at
home now and our holiday feels like a dream. Thanks for the wonderful stay at
Tioman Island - Bamboo Hill. We really enjoyed staying with you and loved the
accommodation and the Island. Thanks for everything and we hope to be back.
regards Rosemary and Clint Andrews
Just wanted to say thanks
for giving us such a great time during our stay on Tioman Island. The island is
beautiful and we couldn't have stayed in a better setting than Bamboo Hill. I've
been making everyone jealous at home by showing them photos of the view from our
veranda. Already planning a return trip.
Laura and James
We had a blast in Bamboo Hill, thankfully you gave us the two chalets furthest away from everyone else since I never knew my friends could make so much noise.
Thanks for the springwater we consume by the bottles daily and for making the chalet area look so inviting. Will definitely be coming back given a chance, hopefully with my family next time.
Many thanks for hosting
us for our 3 days in Tioman, it was great
relaxing with you!
Just wanted to thank you and your staff for a wonderful holiday at Bamboo Hill. We really had a very relaxing time. And chalet 2 was perfectly comfortable. No nets or mosquito repellent needed. (The only forceful repelling done was on an amorous tom cat, and his reluctant bride who kept
hiding under the bed!) In fact I have seen more mozzies back here in Auckland in a few hours than all of Malaysia and Singapore put together.
You really have a jewel there.
We hope you are all well and happy on Tioman! We wanted to thank you very much for having us to stay on your beautiful beach and the fantastic food we ate, sambal fish was the best!
I tried to send you pictures but hotmail says your account doesn't have space.
Let me know when you have enough space and i will try again.
Take care and hello to everyone at Bamboo Hill & ABC Beach.
Sam & Shazia xxx
Hi Lin. Thnaks you
for a wonderful week. We are already awaiting next opportunity to return to
your place and
We've been back in Singapore for a week now and gosh, do we both miss your place terribly!
Now, I can fully understand why your guests keep returning.
I've taken lots of photos in my time on beautiful Tioman, and to my horror, I only realised at the jetty, we forgot to take a photo with you and Jam! No matter, we won't forget nice people like you both so easily. =)
Attached is a photo of Doug Iseri's kid (staying at Room 5 and 6, i think). Snapped the photo of him while we were on Coral Island together. I thought it was rather interesting and they might appreciate it.
Since I don't have their email, would you be so kind to forward it to them?
Once again, thank you both for your wonderful hospitality.
We look forward to seeing you and your family sometime *soon*!
weihao and wanyi
I must say that I really enjoyed the stay at Bamboo Hill Chalets. The view from the chalet was awesome and the environment tranquil. A serene oasis for a relaxing holiday!
Being on the more isolated part of Air Batang, I felt very safe there and this must have been the first time where I slept overnight with the room's front doors wide open, with only a cat as an intruder!
I must thank Roslinda for her
excellent service, not to mention the inconvenience I caused her when I
dropped the key to room #5 on the 4WD Daihatsu Fereza from Juara. I was quite amazed that the key was retrieved quickly. Roslinda was also nice enough to deliver an extra blanket which I requested at dinner time at ABC restaurant.
Talking about ABC restaurant, I must
honestly say that I was a bit disappointed with the food there.
I ordered BBQ tuna, and expect the fish to be served sizzling hot immediately after cooking. However it seemed that the chef waited for the curry vegetables and rice to be prepared before serving them all together with the tuna, which had by then, turned a bit cold.
Sorry to say this, but the curry
vegetables didn't taste like Malay sayur lodeh at all. Surprisingly, I
couldn't taste any lemak, and it tasted like instant Japanese curry. Also, the mee soup that I ordered was actually instant mee.
I'm wondering if the restaurant could
serve more genuine local food like satay, otah, nasi lemak, mee
soto, freshly fried keropok and so on. But I liked the mixed vegetables and the fact that there was Astro TV in the restaurant!
The cleanliness of the rooms was
exceptionally tip-top. The huge bathroom and toilet and spotless and highly
well-maintained. There were no mosquitoes, which made the stay very pleasant,
but it was a bit unfortunate that there wasn't much of a sea breeze.
Your unlimited supply of bottled purified water was really convenient and it saved a lot of trouble in
buying and lugging back bottles of drinking water.
I end by thanking Roslinda again for her superb service!
Hope to be there again!
S H Toh
Hi! I've just come back to Japan
today. We realy had a good time in Tioman.
Thank you very much.
By the way, I left my books in bamboo hill #1 charet. If you keep those books, I'm sure I will back.
Especially book cover is very important thing for me. It was given by son, so please keep it.
Thank you, Yuko
Thanks to you, Jam and your family
for making it such a great holiday.
We had a great time, and can't wait for the next trip!
Do ring next time your in Singapore :
Meanwhile thanks and love to all,
Hello from Japan! I really liked the
location of your chalet and the view was excellent, I loved it.
Thanks for your quick reply, too. I am sure your work is helping all the visitors to know more about your chalet and the access to Tioman Island. I just wanted to say thank you and please take care of yourself. See you again!
We are back for a week from Tioman and we like to thank you for our stay with Bamboo Hill, which was a very refreshing one. We appreciate your recommendation for Room #1 instead of #3 as our kids could get up and down the beach easily. It also has a nice scenery looking out of the big verandah.
We would surely like to revisit Bamboo Hill again.
Thanks and Regards
Chia Siew Choo & Family
Thank you very much for the wonderful weekend we were able to spend at
Bamboo Hill! I will DEFINITELY come back. And I have already made the plans:
Thanks again, best regards and until soon!
I hope this finds you and your family well. We had a wonderful time with you and are returning to Bamboo Hill again. Our friends told us they had sent a card so it seems it finally arrived. I suppose the best thing to do is to throw the card away.
We miss Tioman greatly and look forward to our return. As you know we are back at work...... and it now seems weeks and weeks since we were at Bamboo Hill.
So once again... thank you for everything and we hope to see you in 2 years time.
Rod and Doreen.
Just a quick note to says thanks really. Sadie and I stayed with you back in March (16th - 21st) but you weren`t around when we left. Having got back to London and caught up in the rat race immediately Tioman seems like a distant dream. Anyway hopefully we will see you and the island again sometime. Thanks and take care.
Gdday Su & Lin
Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our time on Tioman. I could not have planned a better holiday, and the only misgiving is that I could not have spent more time there, but then I have to earn the $$ to get us there next time.
I work all over SE Asia and I value the relationships I have developed. Lin and the guys at ABC are such a great group of people and I feel that where ever I travel and where ever I stay they have set the benchmark for hospitality… and I will always be thinking….
Is this as good as Tioman ?
We will be back…
Mike, Jenny Zoe and Tully.
Just a note to thank you for an excellent stay on Tioman last week. It was a perfect rest before work in Brunei. My wife, Sarah, and I will be in Brunei permanently from August and we hope to get back to Bamboo Hill as often as possible.
Very best wishes
Dominic Foo Chwan Yee
We are now back in Macau after a short stopover in
My husband may have left his eyeglasses in room #3
when we checked out. I wonder if your cleaner had
seen it? I would be grateful if you could let me know
if they have been found.
We truly enjoyed our stay at the ABC beach and hope to
see you guys again in a not too distant future. Pleas
give our warm regards to everybody. I certainly miss
the lovely smiles of the Tioman people!!
All the best
Dear Lyn (and
Just wanted to say thank you very much for a great holiday.
Your beautiful chalets and wonderful sorroundings once again lived up to our expectations, we had a lovely time on Tioman.
Lyn, could also please say thank you very much to your husband for all the lovely food etc in the ABC restaurant, we never got a chance to say goodbye.
We will not leave it as long as last time before we visit again.
Take care and see you next year (hopefully).
Margit and Kelso
Me and my husband, Rolf, stayed at Bamboo Hill earlier this year in
april. We enjoyed it so much that we would like to come back next year.
We would like to book chalet #1 for 5 nights. We are arriving at wed.
24th March, and are leaving at mon 29th March. I have not checked yet if
Berjaja Air are flying to and from Singapore these days, but I hope so.
Looking forward to visit you and Lin again!
(and Rolf E. Veland)
Can I just say what a
wonderful time we had at Bamboo Hill! Unfortunately
we only had 6 nights at Bamboo Hills with the wonderful weather and
fantastic food (recommend the Barracuda)! We moved on to Salang for a
further 4 nights which made us realise how wonderful Bamboo really was in
comparison, needless to say leaving Salang after a reduced 2 nights!
It was my second visit to Tioman and hopefully not my last!
How are you and your family? We admire you found a good place to live. We hope to visit you again, maybe during end year school holiday.
Please open attached file for photos.
Hi there Sue,
Glad you got the key. We just got some pictures back from the visit and it
made us realize again what a wonderful island you live on. We had a great
time. Thank you again for all your warm hospitality.
Hope to see you again before too long!
All the best, Pat and Cyndia
Just wanted to say thank you for another fine visit at Bamboo Hill.
This was my second trip and I hope to come back again soon.
We heard rumors that they're planning on putting in a new runway on
Tioman. Is this true? And what other development plans are there? I
think it would be a shame to try to develop tourism much beyond what it
is today, particularly if it means encroaching on the area you are in.
Again, thanks. Lin was a fine host and a pleasure to be around.
We got to the airport and I found the key for #5 in my bag. We're mailing it
from the hotel here in KL. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Thanks again for a wonderful stay and your fine hospitality. We miss it
already and weren't ready to leave.
Regards, Patrick Millegan and Cyndia
I was not sure if you were the same person I met in Tioman over the
weekend, but I stopped by your restaurant / chalets with a British couple
whom I'd met while hiking out to Monkey Beach (I was the American guy
who was bleeding from having fallen into the ocean near Monkey Beach.)
If I am e-mailing the right person and you remember me, I just wanted to
thank you for your kindness and all of your help (in giving me some
antiseptic and helping to arrange a boat back to Kg Tekek). While I
have gone hiking in many places, this was probably one of the most
difficult ones because the terrain is rather challenging, plus I got
lost and ended up getting injured while trying to find my way back to
Thank you again for all of your help, and I hope to have the opportunity
to stay at your chalets or to meet you again the next time I am in
Hello, I'd just like to say a big thank you for making our stay in your chalets so nice. Me and my family stayed in number 2 from the 12th to the 16th of August and we really enjoyed it. It was great to be able to use the internet and the spring water was a nice thought. The chalet was beauiful and such good value. We really enjoyed having the kettle and the toaster available. The view was amazing. I am definitely going to be coming back!
Thanks again, Julia Woodford
Hi Lin and Su
We are now back in the UK and missing Tioman terribly! Many thanks for a wonderful holiday, we are recommending you to all our friends. Please see attached the girls in their T-shirts - they are very proud of them. Could you let Ricky see the photo (if you think he'd be interested!)
with best wishes
Eleanor, Johnny, Marcus, Ruth and Anna
We both wanted to thankyou for the 2 nights stay we had in no3 chalet at Bamboo Hill. We loved the accomodation, and the stunning view from our veranda! I have the photograph of that view set up as the background on my computer, so get to look at it whenever I like. You were so kind to us, helped us out on a number of occasions, and, we thoroughly enjoyed talking to you.
Please could you also thank ABC Chalets where we managed to move to after our stay at Bamboo Hill came to an end. Those chalets were lovely too! The restaurant staff there were really friendly and good fun to talk to. I hope that things don't turn out as you expect for beautiful Juara, but I suspect we were very lucky to have visited it when we did. I would not like to visit it in a few years time, so will keep my memory of it as it is now.
Thanks for the use of the book exchange, it was nice to be able to really relax and read a few books.
Lesley Angus & Chris Geddes
PS: Let us know if Tioman ever needs a Planner and an IT Helpdesk Analyst and we'll be over there like a shot!!
Am back in KL. I had a wonderful time and it was nice meeting and chatting
with you. Just would like to say thanks for everything.
Hope to be seeing you again next year.
Just a quick note to thank you for all your help and assistance during our stay at your beautiful chalets and the one night at ABC's sea front chalet. Our trip back went off very smoothly - we couldn't say goodbye to you because you were on the other side of the island. Anyway, we are now back to the usual cold and rainy spring weather for this time of the year in the Geneva area and are looking back with nostalgia at our lovely holiday in Malaysia. We'll definitely be back.
Kind regards to you and to Lin
Pam and Jean (Nicolas is still backpacking in Sumatra and enjoying every minute of it)
Hi Sue & Lyn,
This is Patrick from Singapore, and I just want to tell you that I'm glad that I've made the choice of staying at your wonderful chalet. My time at Tioman was so unforgettable that I longed to come back again. My wife (it was my honeymoon by the way :Þ) simply loved Bamboo hill & ABC beach.. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Thank you for making our honeymoon Unforgettable. Will come back to visit soon..
Patrick & Feng
Back in cold and rainy Holland we'd like to take the opportunity to thank you again for providing us with a piece of your paradise. It couldn't have started any better than with you welcoming us with "you must be jasper!" Your place is really the most beautifull place we've ever spent a holiday and we hope to come back one day (tomorrow ?).
Jasper & Debora
I hope this email finds u well.
I understand from Lyn that u were away in Kuantan over the wkend. Such a pity i didn't manage to thank u personally for a lovely stay at Bamboo Hills. Its truly a place of its kind.
I'm sure to visit again sometime. Till then, all the best to you & your family.
We always think about you and your
kindly welcome last summer season. What a wonderful and unforgettable diving
holiday. We hope to visit you also next year!!!!
Wish you a happy new year.
Luca & Anna from Italy (chalet n. 1 July 2001)
Just to say a big thank you for our one-night stay in chalet no.5 - what a lovely place! The view was fantastic, the chalet was very comfortable and well looked after, and we liked the welcome that we got from the little cats! We will remember our stay at Bamboo Hill Chalets with a lot of fondness.
Gillian and Steve
Dear Sue & Lyn,
Just a note to say thank you very much for the fantastic experience of staying at your piece of paradise. It was a great unwind for us, and the whole place is an absolute credit to you - the gardens are beautiful, the chalet we had was just amazing, and then when the family of monkeys came down to visit us ... let's just say we'll definitely be back, and we'll also be spreading the word about the fabulous Bamboo Hill back here in Australia!
Many thanks again ... Jeff & Jenny Lewis
Dear Mrs Rosli
Thanks for your help on july 11.2001 as you gave us "cash for card"! With that money we could spend some more days on the most beautiful island we ever have seen.
Markus, Karin, Marco
We are spending our last of four nights in Kuantan tonight. On the first night Sue took us out to dinner at an open-air restaurant in Teluk Chempedak, which was nice. Have you been there? Then yesterday we all went by small river boat to Tasik Chini. Jackie really enjoyed it! We stopped at an Orang Asli village and I tried shooting a real blowdart gun, and I bought a smaller one afterwards. Again this morning we had coffee together and Sue took us to the bus station where bought a bus ticket for Kuala
Terrenganu that leaves at 10:00 esok, pagi.
Jackie wants to go back to Tioman instead of going somewhere else. Wherever we go she thinks we won't find as nice a time and hospitality as you gave us.
How's the weather been?
Love to the children,
We would like to tell you how happy we were to stay in your beautiful chalet nr. 2 It is really a wonderful place, we think the best in Tioman! The views and the sea so close are marvelous.
Everything you describe in your website is reality.
We do hope to come again...
If you want you can add this to your site which again is the best of all. It is a pity we missed you as you were there just a few days before we arrived (I just saw a small picture of yours at Lin's).
Lin: thanks for the charming and friendly reception. I hope your boys Thaqif and Tahfiz are doing well and the oldest remembers the location of the planet Mars...
All the best
Daniel and Marianne
Dear Susan and Lin,
I just wanted to write you a note to say thank you so much for a wonderful stay in chalets 6 and 2 in June. It was definitely the best place to stay on the island, and we thoroughly enjoyed+- ourselves!
We will never forget our time relaxing on Tioman and really hope to be able to return one day.... Until then we will just dream of and remember your beautiful resort and the warm hospitality on Tioman Island.
Carol-Ann Hart and Wade Winkler (from Vancouver, B.C. Canada)
Hi Lin !
Now back at work in Singapore and quite relaxed from our few days at ABC (and Bamboo). Hope that you have sorted out your virus problems.
See you next time we come to Tioman.
Dear Sue & Lin
We just want to say "Thank you for the everything".
We were able to have a perfect vacation at Bamboo Hill in Tioman.
It was really perfect chalet for us.
We are sure that someday we will go back.
See you again.
Koichi & Akiko
Just a short note to thank you an enjoyable two week stay and a lovely meal.
Singapore was quite a shock after the tranquillity of Tioman. Vickey and I found a tremendous hawker market and stuffed ourselves for two nights ! I am now on a diet !
See you again sometime.
Neale and Vickey