Perhentian Islands Review

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Malay) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (”Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (”Small Perhentian”). Perhentian Island is an ideal place for snorkeling and scuba diving. The islands have been gazetted…

NO CHANGE TO TOURIST TARGET

KUALA LUMPUR: The Tourism Ministry will not adjust its tourist arrival target despite a bleak outlook for the tourism sector in the wake of the twin disasters in Japan and the political upheavals in the Middle East. Its minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said she was optimistic of achieving the target of 25…

ADVISORY TO MALAYSIANS TRAVELLING TO, WITHIN JAPAN

KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 (Bernama) — Malaysians needing to travel to Japan are advised to avoid areas in disaster-hit northeast Japan due to disruption of essential services such as transport and electric power. The Foreign Ministry in a statement here said Malaysians should avoid travelling to the affected areas following a directive by the Japanese…