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Public Amenities And Infrastructure

Almost all public amenities are found in the settlement area in Pulau Perhentian Kecil. Among the facilities provided are kindergarten, primary school, mosque, balai raya, police station, health clinic, postal agent, people's fire brigade, cemetery, 2-storey MARA shop and shop houses.

Other facilities provided include public jetties at Teluk Pauh and Teluk Keke and the main jetty in the settlement area. To match the status of Pulau Perhentian waters as the Sea Park, the Fishery Department has set up a Sea Park Center to place staffs to guard the waters apart from providing information facilities.

 

Water Supply

The main source of water supply in Pulau Perhentian is from the underground water from Teluk Dalam, Pulau Perhentian Besar. SATU water supply service is only available in the settlement area in Pulau Perhentian Kecil. Other tourism centers get their water supply from the underground water around their respective places. As a whole the supply of water is insufficient especially during the draught season.

Electricity Supply

TNB electricity supply is also available only in the settlement area in Pulau Perhentian Kecil with 24 hours service. For the tourism spots, electricity is obtained from private generators and most of them are unable to provide 24 hours electricity supply.

Transport System

Sea transport system using boats is the main means of transportation between Pulau Perhentian and the mainland. The main tourism jetty terminal in the mainland is located in Kuala Besut. The terminal which costs RM3 millions began to operate in early 1998 with the facilities such as a place for tourists to wait and board the boats, ticket counter, crafts stalls, food stalls and others.

Land route between settlement areas and tourism spots are the footpaths through tracks in the jungle which foreign tourists love to cross through. Apart from that, there are also small boats which they call ‘taxi' to carry passengers to tourism locations.

Garbage Removal

Besut District Council has begun the garbage collecting service in 1997. The appointed contractor will collect the garbage from the settlement and tourism areas and later carry them to the mainland to be destroyed at the incineration sites. The garbage collecting work operates from February to August every year.