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Terengganu : Perhentian Island (Pulau Perhentian)

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Perhentian Island (Pulau Perhentian) is located 19km off East Terengganu, 64km South of Thai border. It’s made up of 2 separate islands, namely Perhentian Besar (Large Perhentian) and Perhentian Kecil (Small Perhentian). Mira Beach is among the popular beach located in the Perhentian Kecil Island.

Overview

Just an hour boat ride from the town of Terengganu/Kelantan, immediately you will recognized the relaxing and laid back atmosphere in the island.

The islands remained untouched and the only permanent habitants are the fisherman living in a simple self-sustained fishing village.

Most part of the islands remained untouched and preserved its best native nature beauty. Apart from soft white sandy beaches and colorful underwater world, the islands also have thick lush of greenery to offer. Hence, jungle tracking be it day or night tracking is amongst the popular activities.

Of course, water activities are the main attraction that so many visitors make it a yearly event to come to Perhentian Island. Diving and snorkeling is absolutely gorgeous, where in knee high water level you will be able to see colorful fishes swimming between your toes.

It’s simple yet fulfilling surrounding make it easy for visitors to come back for more. Young travellers can sometimes set foot in Perhentian Islands for months, mesmerize by the charm of the islands.

Backpackers nest are widely available here making in no reason not to come back for more, as oppose to the more up market Redang Island (Pulau Redang) nearby.

Of course, apart from the beautiful islands, Terengganu has more to offer. Among the must visit attraction is Lake Kenyir, Terengganu State Museum and Merang town. Hotel in Terengganu is widely available, ranging from luxury resorts to budget hotels and backpackers inn.

Source by Internet

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