Perhentian Island. Malaysia
“The name “perhentian” means “stopping point” in Malay, referring to their longstanding role as a waypoint for traders between Bangkok and Malaysia. The islands were sparsely inhabited by fishermen for centuries, although tourism now accounts for most economic activity. The Perhentian Islands appear on many maps of the nineteenth and twentieth century as ‘The Station Islands’. This arises
from the British colonial period, as an English translation from the Malay “point to stop”.