Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

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Consisting of two islands, the larger, Perhentian Besar, and the smaller, Perhentian Kecil,

the Perhentian Islands are just about an hours boat trip from Kota Baru on the North East

Coast of Peninsula Malaysia.

'Perhentian' is a Malay word meaning 'place to stop'. The islands were once a regular

place for weary traders to to stop over for a rest. Today, little has changed, only now

travelers come from all over the world to 'stop' and to 'reconnect' with nature and


The centerpiece of a marine park, the islands are fringed with clear white sand, and are

surrounded by crystal clear waters and dazzling coral reefs.

There are no roads on the Perhentians, but there are water taxis and jungle paths should

visitors feel the need to explore.

The Perhentian Marine Park is a renowned diving destination, the islands are home to numerous

operators catering to all levels of divers.

Most accommodations are right on the beach. By day, visitors head off to various diving

locations around the park, or simply enjoy the sparkling waters only meters from their

front doors.

As the sun sets, the sound of soft music and relaxed conversation mingles with the smoke

from barbecues in the cool night air.

The Perhentian Islands; there is no better 'place to stop', it is just 'the leaving'

which might prove difficult!

The Description of Perhentian Islands, Malaysia