Merdeka weekend was spent at Perhentian Islands, billed as the most beautiful islands in Malaysia. The islands have a rustic charm and makes for an excellent weekend getaway. The corals were magnificent; the snorkelling among the colorful fishes was akin to being in a National Geographic special - there were so many of them swimming all around us!
There was turtle chasing (don't worry: the turtles were tame turtles and very used to tourists) and lets-spot-the-reef-shark-adventure which became slightly too scary when one was actually spotted (although we are assured that their palate doesn't include the occassional homo sapiens). Oh, in the light of the tragic and unexpected passing of Steve Irwin, I must say that it must have been sheer good luck that I resisted the temptation of wrestling with a sting ray I spotted!
Well, enough with the words for now, let the pictures speak more eloquently (click on the image to view it in all its glory):