Between 1999 and 2000 I've been
a total of four times in Perhentian island:
- September 29th - October 1st, 1999,
- October 5th - 8th, 1999,
- March 13th - 17th, 2000 and
- April 20th - 23rd, 2000.
I used to stay on Perhentian
the bigger of the two islands, on the beach facing Perhentian Kecil
small island). The place where I stayed, IBI's, is basic but adequate
well as cheap at 25 RM for a bungalow in September 1999). What
follows below are some
of the email exchange with my fiancee (now my wife) while I was in
I flew to Kuala Terengganu this
and was planning to catch the boat to Redang. But then I went to Pulau
Perhentian Besar, because all accomodation on Redang is in the 100+ RM
price range (but then I'm going to pay 35+35=70 RM additional taxi
so everything is relative...). Still Perhentian is very nice, really
Perhentian is the most beautiful
island where I have ever been and it has the most beautiful beaches
I've ever seen. Today I did some snorkeling in
strait which separates the two islands (Perhentian Besar and
Kecil). There is a somehow strong current there. On the ground of the
I found sea turtles. I saw a total of four sea turtles - two were
the algae. I even touched once (but that's forbidden...). Maybe I'll go
back to the Perhentians.
Leaving KL in the morning I
today at 14:30 on Perhentian and went again to the same place. It's
cheap! I did some climbing on the cliffs, some swimming and some
The weather is great, sun is shining. This evening is very quiet on
Not so many tourists around.
Today again we had sunshine all day
long on Perhentian. On Friday I have a late flight
to KL. My plane leaves at 7:45pm from Kota Bharu, will arrive in KLIA
So I'll probably be in downtown KL by 10:30pm (if not later).
Monday (after the monsoon season)
My Digi phone does not work here. The monsoon washed away a big
of beach... in addition to this, people are building new bungalows, so
the beach is no longer so nice.
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