Located on the East Coast of Malaysia in the South China Sea, Perhentian Marine Research Station is a marine conservation project dedicated to protecting our corals reefs, empowering youths through marine education while enriching the lives of the coastal community through sustainable business opportunities.
WE EXPLORE THE MARINE ECOSYSTEM CONSCIOUSLY
WE EMPOWER THE
WE ENRICH THROUGH CONSERVATION
PMRS emphasises exploring the ocean as visitors and not intruders. All of our services are conducted with the topmost priority for the marine environment. Join us as we tell you the stories of coral reefs and their importance.
The coastal community are intrinsically connected to the ocean. They depend on it to survive. By empowering the local community and youths specifically, we believe they will lead the change as they are the people of the sea.
Awareness is key to inspiring change. PMRS strives to educate the community and tourists on the importance of marine conservation through beach clean-ups, talks, impactful social media content and collaboration. The ocean needs us now more than ever.
The word 'Perhentian' is translated as 'stopping point'. As the name suggests, the Perhentian Islands were an important layover destination for traders routing between Singgora (South Thailand) and Kuala Terengganu (Malaysia). The Perhentian Islands are located in the East of the peninsular state Terengganu, facing the South China Sea. The two most well-known islands of Perhentian are Pulau Perhentian Kecil and Pulau Perhentian Besar, however, Perhentian consists of several uninhabited islands, forming what we know as The Perhentian Archipelago within the Sunda Shelf Region. In 1994, in recognition of the reefs’ fundamental role in food security, fish stock replenishment, and tourism potential, the islands were gazetted as a Marine Protected Area.