Singapore Expats Forum

Scuba dive at Perhentian Island

Find your sports & recreational partners & Teams here.
User avatar
cattidudette
Member
Member
Posts: 22
Joined: Fri, 22 May 2009
Location: singapore
Contact:

Scuba dive at Perhentian Island

Postby cattidudette » Sun, 10 Jul 2011 4:25 pm

Hola,

Just got myself certified on Gili Air (gorgeous island) for Open Water and would like to do a trip to Perhentian over a weekend, sometime in August/early September.

I reckon some of you here might have been there before. I've gathered information I need for transportation but I'd like to know more about accommodation on Pulau Kecil, especially the backpackers area (Longbeach). I dont need anything too luxurious or fancyful as long as there are no bedbug issue. Most of the guesthouses I've checked does not do advance booking - for those who've been there, did you just walk-in? Or any guesthouse that's not too expensive and I can book in advance?

If anyone is keen to join for diving let me know. Thanks!

User avatar
JR8
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 16514
Joined: Wed, 24 Mar 2010
Location: K. Puki Manis

Postby JR8 » Sun, 10 Jul 2011 6:22 pm

Out of interest what transport arrangements would you suggest for a weekend there?

Do they publish the ferry times?

User avatar
cattidudette
Member
Member
Posts: 22
Joined: Fri, 22 May 2009
Location: singapore
Contact:

Postby cattidudette » Sun, 10 Jul 2011 7:02 pm

Its possible to take a bus or a train. But I did not find out the latter.

You can take a bus to Jerteh bus station from Lavender street. If online information are right it usually leaves 7.30pm, which is why good for a weekend getaway. From Jerteh, take taxi/public bus to Kuala Besut. The speed boat timings - some said it leaves as soon as there are enough people on the boat, some said its every hour from as early as 8am to 5pm or something.


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Sports & Recreational Partners & Team”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests