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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Tips Ke Pulau Perhentian

  • Bring plenty of cash before to Kuala Besut and Perhentian Island, there are no bank on Kuala Besut and Perhentian Island. But some of the resort or chalet on Perhentian Island accept credit card or travelers cheques.  You can change your money with some of the resort or dive shop, but with poor rates.
  • The nearest bank (Jerteh town) around 1/2 hour by taxi. RM20.00/car one way .
  • In Kelantan & Terengganu state, office are closed on Friday & Saturday . Open on Sunday - Thursday.
  • If you come by car, there are many car park available nearby Kuala Besut at RM5.00 - RM7.00 per day.
  • While there are some trails around the island, the easiest way to go from beach to beach or island to island is by boat (boat taxi). Most resort/chalet owners can arrange the boat for you.
  • Remember, before you buy the ticket, you must ask them. Are they provide boat from Tok bali (Illegal operator) or Kuala Besut. You should take boat from Kuala Besut Jetty to Perhentian Island.
  • From Kota Bharu Bus stand ( north ), you can take bus straight to Kuala Besut. . You have advice to the driver that you want to stop at Kuala Besut Tourist Terminal (Kuala Besut jetty) not other jetty (Tok Bali).
  • PASSPORTS & VISAS Many nationalities, including the citizens of most European countries, Australia, Canada, South Africa and the USA, do not require a visa to visit Malaysia. A passport valid for at least six months beyond the date of entry and a return ticket or onward travel arrangements need to be presented upon request at your arrival in Malaysia. These requirements are subject to change. Please check with the embassy or consulate in your home country before departure.
  • Marine Park conservation charge RM5.00/adult & RM2.50/child that you have to pay before get The Perhentian Island (compulsory)
  • Best Time to come - The monsoon season (November and March). You can expect more rain and rough seas and most resorts are typically closed from end October through end-February. Peak season is between July and August and prices rise accordingly. During off-peak times, rates are ok. You may need to book well in advance during peak time and also for public holidays and weekends. Note that most budget resorts do not accept bookings and handle guests on a walk-in basis only
  • Currency - The Malaysian currency unit use MYR (malaysian Ringgit) or some use RM (ringgit Malaysia). You can check the currency here - Currency converter
  • Electricity - All resorts use their own generators, so some resorts/chalets served 24 hours electricity and some served 12 hours electricity. The connection is 220V, 50 cycles using a plug with three rectangular prongs similar to UK plugs. Adaptors for other plugs can be purchased at airports and some stores elsewhere.
  • Visa - Citizens from the following countries are required to have a visa to visit Malaysia : North Korea, Cuba, Vietnam and the People's Republic of China. Nationals other than those stated will receive a visa upon arrival or are allowed to enter Malaysia without a visa for a visit not exceeding one month. However, it is recommended that visa enquiries are made at the Malaysian embassy or Malaysian consulate closest to you, as regulations are subject to change. Also checkhttp://www.imi.gov.my/ for updated information.





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