Travel Blogs from Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia

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Paradise in the Perhentian Islands!, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

Paradise in the Perhentian Islands!

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... ;   It's a six-and-a-half hour bus ride from Georgetown to the embarkation point in eastern Malaysia which takes you to the island of Pulau Perhentian Besar. But low-and-behold if tech-savvy Elenka didn't find an airline that would deliver us to the ...

Diving in Perhentian Islands, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

Diving in Perhentian Islands

A travel blog entry by kamsani

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... but it did not deter our excitement. We managed to do three dives. We stayed at Mama's place which is actually located in Perhentian Besar but we spent most of the time at Perhentian Kecil's Long Beach because we dove with Turtle Bay Divers. The beach ...

Singapore - Pulau Perhentian, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

Singapore - Pulau Perhentian

A travel blog entry by tim.berentsen

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... net zoals bij jullie de laatste dagen weer tevoorschijn... De volgende dag zijn we verder gegaan in de richting van de Perhentian Islands, een groep eilanden voor de noord-oostkust van het land, bekend om haar schitterende stranden en de enorm levendige ...

Sad to leave this island, you know, Teluk Dalam, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

Sad to leave this island, you know

A travel blog entry by mags

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... in toiletries - products to prove in glove compartment) and allowed me some insights in what it requires to be a good Muslim in Malaysia. A hair raising (literally, it was a rather nice to feel some wind actually) speed boat ride took me to what I ...

Vietnamese city to Malaysian island in 1 day, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

Vietnamese city to Malaysian island in 1 day

A travel blog entry by megan1272

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... I now find myself writing to you while sitting at the office window which looks out over the crystal clear, blue waters surrounding the Perhentian Islands.  But let me back up. Eric and I left Hoi An after a short, but sweet, two days ...

Island Getaway - East Coast, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

Island Getaway - East Coast

A travel blog entry by hilivin

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Advanced Island , Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

Advanced Island

A travel blog entry by john.boyd.123

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... on the bus for two hours solid between 3 am and 5 am, simple, small things that bring you together. Reach the Perhentian Island on fast speedboat, the water is ridiculously crystal clear and has the temperature of bath water. There are heaps of funky ...

Following the morning sun, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

Following the morning sun

A travel blog entry by bernie-s

We have succesfully made our way to the incredibly hot Perhentian islands. We travelled overnight and got caught up in a massive thunderstorm. The buses had to stop for a bit, but I'm not sure why. I don't think I've ever seen a storm like it. The entire ...

Becoming a Dive Instructor, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

Becoming a Dive Instructor

A travel blog entry by surfy_sarah

This has certainly been an extremely busy few ...

snorkel again??? sólo si hay tortugas y tiburones!, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

snorkel again??? sólo si hay tortugas y tiburones!

A travel blog entry by clvillar

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By abeja: Tomamos un taxi que nos llevó hasta Kuala Besut, lugar donde se encuentra el embarcadero hacia las Perhertians…. Por qué íbamos hacia allá???... resulta que nos habían hablado mucho sobre esas islas de la costa este, lugar donde en ...

How Besar, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

How Besar

A travel blog entry by fitz124

Did my third and fourth dives in Perhentians, we moved to Besar, the big island which was beautiful after we couldn't get a train to Singapore or Kuala Lumpar cause they were packed due to the May bank holiday. The dive was good, I was doing another ...

Little slice of paradise, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

Little slice of paradise

A travel blog entry by bobmckenzie

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Turtles and Diving on Tropical Paradise, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

Turtles and Diving on Tropical Paradise

A travel blog entry by tsjones3

... as the boat vertically hit waves. It was a rough ride and when we hopped past kecil and arrived at our beach on Perhentian Besar everyones hair stayed thrown back. From first site, the beach looked beautiful but i couldn't see any dive shop, restaurant ...

La folle aventure du blond et de la frisee, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

La folle aventure du blond et de la frisee

A travel blog entry by mimichat

Pulau Perhentian Besar, c'est vraiment reggae comme place. En fait c'est tellement relax qu'on a toujours envie de faire un somme. Les deux premiers jours on les a passes a dormir et nager, et manger en regardant les jeux olympiques. Aussi on est devenus ...

Island time, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

Island time

A travel blog entry by kerry_andrew

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... an arrival transfer through the hotel to take us from Kota Bharu airport to Kuala Besut jetty to catch our ferry to the Perhentian Islands. However, after collecting our bags and entering the arrivals hall there was no board with our names on as we had ...

HOPE- Help our Penyu, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

HOPE- Help our Penyu

A travel blog entry by adders

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... (like raking the enclosures and cleaning the cages). After a bumpy boat ride from the jetty to the beach resort (Bubbles) on Pulau Perhentian Besar we all jumped off the boat on to a picture postcard beach, dumped our stuff in our rooms and sat down to ...

T.V Star!, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

T.V Star!

A travel blog entry by adders

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Friday 17th September Occasionally, a female turtle will wander into the resort itself to lay a nest instead of laying on the beach and tonight the turtles from one of these nests decided it was time to hatch, so we found ourselves running around the ...

Chasing turtles..., Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

Chasing turtles...

A travel blog entry by danstravelworld

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We got chatting to a lad who worked at a dive centre (he was on a booze run for them all to the mainland due to the lack of it on the islands) on this slightly larger island who said to give it a try.  It's allegedly more expensive so ...

Beach und Diving@Perhentian Islands, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

Beach und Diving@Perhentian Islands

A travel blog entry by diene

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... lang im Minivan verbringen, die Überfahrt auf die zunächst von uns anvisierte größere der beiden Inseln, Pulau Perhentian Besar, entschädigte jedoch für Einiges... Nach stundenlangem Sitzen im Minivan wurde man dort erstmal richtig ...

Enfin en vacances!, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

Enfin en vacances!

A travel blog entry by mimichat

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Apres notre dur voyage de trois semaines au Vietnam, nous voici enfin en vacances en Malaisie. Ici c'est vraiment l'autre bout du monde. Apres nous etre rendus en avion dans la ville de Kota Bharu qui ressemble a un melange du Pakistan et du boulevard ...

Can never relax too much!, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

Can never relax too much!

A travel blog entry by adamwilson4

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20th - 22nd I had to catch the 9.30am ferry across to the Perhentian islands so I got a transfer from my hostel in Kota Bharu to the ferry port which was an hour away. Most people uses Kota Bharu as a stop off before going to the islands, so the mini ...

Moving on to the next level, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

Moving on to the next level

A travel blog entry by finn_steve

PADI Instructor course. A life kneeling in the sand underwater awaits!! ...

Video of Green Turtle at Bubbles, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

Video of Green Turtle at Bubbles

A travel blog entry by adders

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Christiane came to Bubbles on a nature discovery package and managed to take these videos whilst she was here. I also managed to see the turtle on two other occasions but don't have an underwater video camera. The video gives a taster of what it was ...

Perhentians, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

Perhentians

A travel blog entry by elainevickers

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I have spent the past 8 days on Pulau Perhentian Besar. Before coming to Malaysia, I had always listened to people talking about diving thinking to myself that it was something that I would never wish to do. I love swimming, but even so, I have always ...

Days in the Perhentian, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

Days in the Perhentian

A travel blog entry by fraser_belinda

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... the back. I would go and help a couple who were about to start a base for bio-marine research in the Perhentian, a group of Islands in the North-West of Malaysia, the South China Sea. I can tell you that I'm far from the handiest person with two hands, ...

More wildlife, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

More wildlife

A travel blog entry by adders

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I love snorkeling here, but every time I go out to the house reef I find myself face to face with a trigger fish! For those of you who don't know what a trigger fish is – they are not just really mean looking (see photo) but the females are also ...

Back to school, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

Back to school

A travel blog entry by adders

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There was I thinking that I had left teaching behind me for 10 months, but no, despite there being other volunteers, it was me who (I suppose understandably) they looked to to plan the lesson for the last Turtles Need Trees Club. I actually found it ...

Blue Skies, Sandy Beaches, Clear warm sea..., Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

Blue Skies, Sandy Beaches, Clear warm sea...

A travel blog entry by rudders

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"Volunteers are not paid not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless."  ~ Unknown  Dan has ramped up the level of activities. Claire and I are on the 0300-0800 watch again and another beach has appeared on the 'watch' list. ...

Pulau Perhenthian - sun, sand, sea and snorkling, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

Pulau Perhenthian - sun, sand, sea and snorkling

A travel blog entry by tjwanderer

... we decided to have some R&R, so we caught the train onto Kuala Besur and then by boat across the sea to the islands of Pulau Perhanthian (Stop Islands in Malay) where we planned to relax on the sand, get a tan, swim in the crystal clear sea, snorkle ...

Living with sand, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

Living with sand

A travel blog entry by rudders

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... the storm finally petered out. It had started some 3 hours or so earlier, as a gentle breeze which those who'd experienced a Perhentian monsoon before recognised as the pre-cursor to a storm. Within 20 minutes of the breeze the thunder and ...

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