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Pulau Perhentian

 

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Situated 21 km off the coastal of Terengganu, the Perhentian groups of islands consists of Perhentian Besar and Perhentian Kecil. A hop over to these enchnting islands will reward every visitor with the breathtaking view of thier natural beauty-countless coconut trees lining their unspoilt and pure white sandy beaches.

    Swimmers and divers can never resist the temptation to dip into the islands crystal clear waters which hold an abundant amount of marine life. Shellfish, sea anemones, sea horses, colourful fishes, coral gardens, sea plants, sea turtles, and stingrays, just to name a few, inhabit these waters. As most of Perhentian Besar's interior is covered by virgin tropical jungle, hiking and trekking are other possible recreational pursuits. A luxury resort here can be looked for accommodation which also provides water sports facilities like sailing, boating, as well as organised fishing and diving trips. Ample amount of cheaper accommodation in the form of traditional huts are scattered around the island.

    How to get there: Malaysia Airlines flies daily from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu. The flight takes only 40 minutes to land in Kuala Terengganu, proceed by the coastal road to Kuala Bersut, the northern most fishing village in Terengganu. Finally, a one-and-a half hours boat ride from the jetty will bring visitorsto Pulau Perhentian.

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