Talk:Perhentian Islands

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Maybe a map would help with the problem of locating the restaurants, etc. since they don't have addresses?

Sure, but you'll need somebody with better cartographic abilities than mine. (WT-en) Jpatokal 07:48, 30 Aug 2004 (EDT)
I've done the shorelines and roads. If you have an SVG editing tool could you take care of putting your eat, drink, and sleep listings on the map? Thanks! -- (WT-en) Mark 09:33, 30 Aug 2004 (EDT)
I made them with KDE's Karbon 14.
If you do work on them, could you also add a scale? Thanks! -- (WT-en) Mark
OK, the newest version of the SVG now has all of the restos and stuff. -- (WT-en) Mark 09:36, 31 Aug 2004 (EDT)
Excellent! Unfortunately the original map has its fair share of problems, not replicated here, and I have no editing tool for fixing them... or any better map to reference on the Web. (sigh) I'll have to dig a decent topo map the next time I'm in Malaysia, but for now, a big tip o' the hat to Mark! (WT-en) Jpatokal 11:31, 31 Aug 2004 (EDT)
We still need to place the one drink listing on the map. Where is it supposed to go? -- (WT-en) Mark 15:06, 31 Aug 2004 (EDT)
Ah yes.... so to be quite exact, the order on the beach is Coral View, Paradise, Perhentian Cafe, Watercolours, Mama's all in tight succession. Maybe you could also add a little trail separating Mama's and Cocohut to show that these are separate beaches? (WT-en) Jpatokal 22:37, 31 Aug 2004 (EDT)
I guess that means that the listings themselves could still use some tightening up. I would be nice if someone like me who's never visited the islands could place them on the map just from reading your article. -- (WT-en) Mark 04:48, 1 Sep 2004 (EDT)

As a whole, the map (and article) are also tilted towards the western beaches of Besar, because that's where I've spent the most time — but in reality Kecil is the busier and more full-featured of the two. Guess we'll have to wait for another intrepid Wikivoyager to make their way there... (WT-en) Jpatokal 22:37, 31 Aug 2004 (EDT)

Could be.. Or you could just dig out some brochures if you have any. ;) -- (WT-en) Mark 04:42, 1 Sep 2004 (EDT)
Really while we are at it we should probably weed out some stuff on Besar. Things are too close together. Maybe you could just mention that both beaches are lined with places to stay, and then list the highlights. Believe it or not some of the Arrondissements of Paris have the same exact problem. If I try to make a map the little Icons get all lumped on top of each other. -- (WT-en) Mark 05:21, 1 Sep 2004 (EDT)

Pasir Panjang[edit]

What is it? You mention it a couple of times, as a way of locating places from the listings, but there's no explaination of what it is in "getting around" or anywhere else. I'm guessing it's the path that goes across Kecil, right? -- (WT-en) Mark 05:13, 1 Sep 2004 (EDT)

Actually, it is right there in Sleep: Pasir Panjang (Long Beach). Most places in the Ps have both Malay and English names, which doesn't make getting around any easier... I've added a little table. (WT-en) Jpatokal 05:51, 1 Sep 2004 (EDT)

Copy editing[edit]

OK, so I've done some anal-retentive Project:Manual of style editing of the listings. Mainly I split up the description from situations where the title of the listing was used as the first word of the sentence, which is sort of a big no-no. The result has less flow, perhaps, but we gain a lot in having the data structured.

I've also tried to add "addresses" where they were missing. These could probably stand some correction. I've also put in a couple of questions in HTML comments.

As for the front-listed link thing, they are butt-ugly that way, so I changed them to the numbered links which appears to be where the consensus is headed, even though the MOS still calls for bare-linked listings at the end. I'm thinking that these will automatically turn into icons when we upgrade right?

So anyhow, I hate doing this stuff. I feel dirty now. But this is the DOM, so the listings really need to reflect the MOS. -- (WT-en) Mark 07:58, 2 Sep 2004 (EDT)

Grr. But I resisted the temptation to revert and instead cleaned up your cleanups; for example, the self-proclaimed Perhentian Cafe is really not the kind of place that needs an accent on the "é"! But where did you get the info regarding the New Cozy Chalets? Google finds nothing and it certainly wasn't there the last time around (early July) when I walked the length of the west coast. There is a New Cocohut Chalet, but that's a different kettle of ikan bilis. (WT-en) Jpatokal 08:09, 2 Sep 2004 (EDT)
It was on that map you pointed me to. It said "New Cozy". If the Cozy is really abandoned, then we should de-list it. As for the acute accent on café, that's how the word is spelled, even in English. -- (WT-en) Mark 08:20, 2 Sep 2004 (EDT)
And oh yes, thank you for self-reverting the changes to Cope, which (IMHO) don't require any more structure than that provided by the bold tags. (WT-en) Jpatokal 08:12, 2 Sep 2004 (EDT)
Huh? -- (WT-en) Mark 08:20, 2 Sep 2004 (EDT)
Somebody else did that (Nils?). I'll leave it even though the MOS calls for the headings to stand on their own outside of the sentences. Meanwhile, you really need to either flesh out or weed out the three "identical" chalet providers. If they really are identical maybe you could do something like this:
  • Mama's. Near the south end of the main beach on Besar. The southernmost in a string of nearly identical string of Chalet operators, Mama's provides basice non-air-conditioned Chalets for 60-80 RM.
That way we can declutter the map a bit and make the icons bigger. Meanwhile listings with very little description text look pretty bad, so from a typesetting and graphic design point of view we really need to pad them out a bit, so please if you can remember anything else about those places write it, otherwise let's de-list them. This is DOM so it really has to look good. Thanks! -- (WT-en) Mark
 -- (WT-en) Mark 08:28, 2 Sep 2004 (EDT)

Article move[edit]

Did this article really need to move? There was a redirect from here to Perhentian Islands and the Project:Article naming conventions would seem to favor the "island" over "pulau" -- heck, I called them "perhentian islands" when I was there. I guess it's not big deal, but seemed like "Rearranging the Deck Chairs" to me... (WT-en) Majnoona 13:18, 18 Apr 2005 (EDT)

Tok Bali location[edit]

Err, if Tok Bali is "several kilometers north" of Kuala Besut, then turning "left and walk up the road about 1km" is going to take you in precisely the wrong direction. Which is it? (WT-en) Jpatokal 21:51, 1 August 2006 (EDT)

  • Tok Bali is several kilometers north of Kuala Besut - it's not walkable.

Best place to get boat from?[edit]

Anyone know which is the best place to get a boat from: Kota Bharu or Kuala Terengganu?

In terms of speed it sounds like Kota Bharu is recommended, because you don't get a boat from Kota Bharu or Kuala Terengganu. You get a boat from Kuala Besut which is slightly closer to Kota Bharu Airport:
There was a direct ferry from Kota Bharu a few years back but it was discontinued; I've not heard of it being started up again.
Ferries used to go from both Kuala Besut and Tok Bali; the article suggests the latter has now closed. I've used both (although the last time was about 3 years ago) and would recommend Kuala Besut. Both are inbetween Kota Bharu and Kuala Terengganu and can be accessed from either. Kota Bharu is much nearer and there's a direct local bus, plus frequent share taxis from there. From Kuala Terengganu you can take a Kota Bharu bus and get off at Jerteh, and then continue to Kuala Besut by local bus or taxi / share taxi. Tok Bali is nearer to Kota Bharu than Kuala Besut, but it's a shorter and quicker crossing from Kuala Besut (so longer drive, shorter crossing, quicker overall). No matter what, DO NOT buy a return ticket; don't buy your boat ticket back until you're ready to leave. Hope this helps, please update the article after you've been! ~ 07:20, 8 October 2007 (EDT)

GET IN to Perhentian

Please take note that the " SLOW Boat" is no longer operating >Please delete the paragraph so that it would not confused traveller。

You can also get the boat ticket from PI Boatticket office +60974796638( newly established boat operator). PLease insert in.

from:Piboat operator

Mira Beach closed[edit]

Mira Beach is closed. I was there in Feb '08 and the owner has apparently gone to prison. -(WT-en) Christiaan 17:37, 8 March 2008 (EST)


....Thats not true about MIRA CHALET, that guy may be not know much about us. I'm the owner of Mira Beach, realy sad with that staement. My Phone no.0199672349. We are never close forever! Im never go to prison. May be we closed during monsoon and that guy got wrong info from somebody else on their visit. our email Our rates : room with fan / outside bath RM 40. Room with bath RM 80.(please take note: We have 7 room with shared bath and only 1 room with bath. electricity from 7pm to midnite, and save the freshwater.

Boat service touting[edit]

For the past couple of weeks various editors have been showing up multiple times each night to add their own travel services. It isn't clear that these individuals are the operators of the service, and thus they would not be appropriate for inclusion in the article. If those adding the listings actually operate a boat service please discuss here, but otherwise such listings should be removed. -- (WT-en) Ryan • (talk) • 23:42, 11 April 2012 (EDT)

I want to inform you that there is ONLY SPEED BOAT operating on the Kuala Besut jetty . PLease delete the paragaph slow boat as it has been no longer operating long time ago so that it won't confuse the traveller . and just to inform you there is also the new established PI BOAT services +6097479668 selling the boat ticket beside the Kuala Besut services .and the telephone no for KUala Besut services is +60129907638 please update your website for the coviniences of the travelers. :from malaysia travellers.

SORRY I AM THE NEWCOMER and newly established boat operator PI boat services telephone +6097479668 at the kuala besut jetty .i try to insert my name on this webpage it seem that it have been deleted several time. sorry i don't know procedure. can you please add my company name. PI BOAT services.

THank you from Owner pI boat operator

Hello, and thank you for replying. The way you sign a post on a talk page is to type four tildes (the "~" key) in a row before pressing "Enter."
So since it sounds like you own the boat company yourself, you should indeed list it. Don't use ALL CAP text, and have a look at dt for some guidelines (including the fact that you can list any business once in only one article), but please go ahead and make the edits.
All the best, (WT-en) Ikan Kekek 05:43, 12 April 2012 (EDT)
Than you in helping me to list on the website from:owner PI boat services
I have some questions for you, now that I see your entry. How is it, if you yourself own the boat, that you are able to deliver tickets to the airport in Kota Bharu, etc.? I would have thought you'd be too busy actually selling tickets in K. Besut and operating the boat to be able to send messengers, or whatever, to Tumpat and so forth. So, do you actually own the company that operates the boat, or do you just sell tickets for them? (WT-en) Ikan Kekek 09:33, 12 April 2012 (EDT)

Sorry for the late reply, For the convinience of the travelers,we have a delivery boy who ill deliver the tickets to the travellers at the airport or the Hotels in Kota BHaru town but the reservation must be made at least one day in advance without any additional charge

Thanks for explaining that. (WT-en) Ikan Kekek 04:26, 29 April 2012 (EDT)