The islands of Malaysia have long been popular with tourists. Of late, one island off the east coast of West Malaysia has been drawing an unending stream of holiday-makers. The island is Pulau Perhentian. Below is an informative article on the island and its attractions.
By MICHAEL D’OLIVEIRO
Pictures by BUBU RESORT SDN BHD
PEOPLE often ask me what’s the best dive site I’ve experienced in Malaysia. My answer is always the same: “What are you looking for?”
Sipadan, in Sabah, has unrivalled underwater but it is expensive to visit. Tioman off Johor, especially Salang Beach, is great for party-hard divers but has brown, coarse sand. Redang in Terengganu has the best corals but is devoid of nightlife. Mabul and Mataking in Sabah are great for macro marine-life spotting but little else.
One that offers everything is the Perhentian Islands. It doesn’t cost much to get there either, with a good selection of buses and flights available. Thirty minutes after leaving Besut jetty, you’re already in paradise.
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