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Money on Perhentian Besar

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Money on Perhentian Besar

Hi all,

couldnt find info in other topics, but I believe it is CASH ONLY on Perhintian Islands?

We are arrving in July staying at Abduls Chalet and would like to be sure we have enough ringit with us when we get to the islands. Are the money changers on the island or would we be better off changing in Kuala Besut or Kota Bharu?

We are flying into Kota Bharu from KLCCT, any suggestions as to where toget the best rate?

Thanks in advance.

Joe

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1. Re: Money on Perhentian Besar

Yes right..Cash only when you at Perhentian Island.But you can still use Visa or Mastercard..because the resort or chalet have merchant machine (swipe card ) with minimum charge 3% of the amount transaction .

My advise is better you change the money at Kota Bharu airport..running by Maybank Money changer.Its only main moneychanger at the airport..

Kuala Besut don't have bank or money changer..the nearest Bank you can withdraw the money at Jerteh..just 30 minutes by car..lots of bankers there such Maybank,CIMB,BSN and other..

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2. Re: Money on Perhentian Besar

Yes, no money-changers or ATM's on the islands, so do bring enough cash before you take the boat over.

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3. Re: Money on Perhentian Besar

Thanks guys,

btw, what is the current xchange rate June 09?

Regards,

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4. Re: Money on Perhentian Besar

1 Dollar Australian = RM2.75

for the latest up date,please visit to www.maybank2u.com.my

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