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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. 

OUR MISSION

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WE EXPLORE THE MARINE ECOSYSTEM CONSCIOUSLY

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WE EMPOWER THE
COASTAL COMMUNITY

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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.

Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

PERHENTIAN
ISLANDS

Perhentian is translated as stopping point, where Perhentian Island was an important layover destination for traders routing between Singgora (South Thailand) and Kuala Terengganu (Malaysia), the Perhentian Islands are located in the East of peninsular state Terengganu, facing South China Sea. The two most well-known of Perhentian are Pulau Perhentian Kecil and Pulau Perhentian Besar, however Perhentian consists of several inhabitant islands to create 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.

SERVICES

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CORAL GARDEN
SNORKEL 

HALF-DAY TRIP
FAMILY FRIENDLY 

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ECO
DIVING

FULL DAY: PADI CERTIFIED
SCIENTIFIC ADVENTURE

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VOLUNTEER
WITH US

1-4 WEEKS VOLUNTEERING
LOCAL EXPERIENCE

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VIRTUAL
TOUR

1 HOURS SESSION
VIRTUAL UNDERWATER VISIT

"Everyone, everywhere is inextricably connected to
and utterly dependent upon the existence of the sea." 

- Slyvia Earle -