Perhentian Photo Gallery

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 Besar, the bigger of the two islands, on the beach facing Perhentian Kecil (the small island). The place where I stayed, IBI's, is basic but adequate (as well as cheap at 25 RM for a bungalow in September 1999).  What follows below are some excerpts of the email exchange with my fiancee (now my wife) while I was in Perhentian.

29.09.99, Wednesday
I flew to Kuala Terengganu this morning 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 expenses, so everything is relative...). Still Perhentian is very nice, really beautiful.

30.09.99, Thursday
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 the narrow strait which separates the two islands (Perhentian Besar and Perhentian Kecil). There is a somehow strong current there. On the ground of the sea I found sea turtles. I saw a total of four sea turtles - two were eating the algae. I even touched once (but that's forbidden...). Maybe I'll go back to the Perhentians.

05.10.99, Tuesday
Leaving KL in the morning I arrived today at 14:30 on Perhentian and went again to the same place. It's very cheap! I did some climbing on the cliffs, some swimming and some volleyball. The weather is great, sun is shining. This evening is very quiet on Perhentian. Not so many tourists around.

06.10.99, Wednesday
Today again we had sunshine all day long on Perhentian. On Friday I have a late flight back to KL. My plane leaves at 7:45pm from Kota Bharu, will arrive in KLIA at 8:30pm. So I'll probably be in downtown KL by 10:30pm (if not later).

13.03.00, Monday (after the monsoon season)
My Digi phone does not work here. The monsoon washed away a big chunk of beach... in addition to this, people are building new bungalows, so the beach is no longer so nice.

Copyright (c) 2002 Alfred Molon