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Terengganu : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
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ISLANDS HOLIDAYS
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TERENGGANU - EAST COAST REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA
PLACES OF INTEREST : Pulau Redang Island
 
 

Pulau Redang Island - Kuala Terengganu

PULAU REDANG ISLAND

One of the most beautiful and exotic island in Malaysia that has everything to offer - crystal clear waters, pearly white shores, spectacular marine life, breathtaking sunsets and perhaps one of the most fantastic coral gardens in the world.

 

For its sheer alluring beauty, Pulau Redang Island remains one of the most popular islands in Malaysia, and a must-see for any traveller keen on exploring the best of Peninsular Malaysia's diving.  The waters her sparkle with an aquamarine shade, and the sand is invitingly soft in its own pearly whiteness. Located 45 km off the coast of Kuala Terengganu is the largest of a group of islands dotting the South China Sea off the Terengganu coast. Pulau Redang or Redang  Island offers crystal clear waters and numerous dive sites for the enthusiast.

 

a well-trodden path linking Pasir Panjang with another splendid beach, Teluk Dalam, allows visitors to explore the island. Trekking on this 2km long path, one will come upon a small stream and pools alive with catfish, and perhaps catch sight of the elusive mouse deer (kancil), a creature that is popular in Malay folklore. One may also encounter monkeys and monitor lizards along the way before finally ending the trek at Teluk Dalam. Other paths in this locale lead to rocky cliffs and outcrops that offer spectacular overhead views of Pasir Panjang, but these excursions should be left to the more adventurous and energetic souls. Pulau Redang?s Pasir Chagar Hutang beach is home to one of the largest green turtle rookeries in Peninsular Malaysia. SEATRU (Sea Turtle Research Unit) conducts conservation research on nesting populations of green and Hawksbill turtles along its 300m stretch of sand, which is off-limits to visitors to prevent nesting sites from being disturbed. However, visitors can snorkel in the waters in front of the beach, and the lucky ones may catch a glimpse of these shy marine reptiles.

Pulau Redang Island Aerial View - Terengganu

 

The adjacent islands of Ekor Tebu, Ling, Pinang, Bidong, Lang Tengah and Lima island are excellent underwater havens for snorkelers as well.

 

The other islands in the Redang Marine Park are all excellent destinations for lazing around on pristine beaches, snorkeling, swimming and scuba diving. Terrestrial nature lovers will not be disappointed either, as they will find an interesting variety of fauna and flora in the rainforest vegetation on most of these islands. There are over 100 species of plants, some with medicinal properties and a few rare orchid species.

 
 
NOTE

Like the rest of the East Coast, the Redang Marine Park is affected by the northeast monsoon. Most resorts are closed and ferry transport schedules are limited between November and February.

 
 
GETTING THERE

BY AIR

Malaysian Airlines (MAS) operates daily flights between Kuala Lumpur and Terengganu with a flight time of around 45 minutes. There are also flights to Pulau Redang via Berjaya Air (Tel: +603-1846 8228) from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

 

BY BUS Within Malaysia, there are many buses to Terengganu. From Singapore, take the Pan Malaysian Express (Tel: +(65) 2947 034) from the Kallang Bahru bus depot (of f Lavender Street). The journey takes about 9 hours and costs S$26 one way via deluxe coach and S$33 one way via VIP coach.

 

BY SPEED BOAT

The Merang jetty is about 35 minutes away by coach from Kuala Terengganu airport, where you will take a 40 minute boat ride to Redang. Larger speedboats and prices are more or less standardised. Merang is also the gateway to Lang Tengah, which can be reached by a 30-minute boat ride.

 

BY FERRY

Alternatively, you may also take a ferry transfer from the Shah Bandar Jetty in Kuala Terengganu which will takes about 90 minutes to reach the island.

 
 

Redang Marine Park : Pulau Redang Island - Terengganu

REDANG MARINE PARK

Pulau Pinang Island is a part of the Pulau Redang Island group of islands which have been gazetted into a marine park.  There are several popular dive sites around the island.  Over here, you can snorkel and hand feed fishes of various colours, patterns and shapes.

 

Located just off the northeastern coast of Terengganu, Pulau Redang Marine Park extends two nautical miles seaward from the low watermark of nine islands comprising Redang, Perhentian Besar, Perhentian Kecil, Susu Dara, Lima, Ekor Tebu, Pinang, Lang Tengah and Kapas. The reefs here are teeming with the largest assortment of coral species this side of the South China Sea, making the park a paradise for divers and snorkellers. The gem in this setting is Pulau Redang, the largest among all the park?s islands and one of the most blessed in terms of natural attractions, boasting of beaches like Pasir Panjang, which is covered with the finest white sand imaginable and washed by crystal clear azure waters. Pulau Redang has numerous dive sites, the more popular ones being Big Mount (a large coral pillar), Picture Wall (a small coral fa?de brimming with sea fans and corals) and Cathedral Arches (a magnificently varied canyon network patrolled by huge groupers).

 

Sheltered within the Pulau Redang Marine Park, the waters here abound with marine life. Pulau Redang Island is perfect for snorkeling, scuba diving, jungle trekking, boating and canoeing.  Ranked among the best in the world, it abounds with marvelous marine fishes, turtles and coral reefs that ensure great snorkeling and scuba diving.

 

At mid-day, when the rays of the sun penetrate the sea, brilliant hues of coral, anemones and clams may be seen. No fishing is allowed within a 3.2 km radius of the island as Pulau Redang Island is gazette as a marine park. The collection of corals and other aquatic life is also prohibited. An excellent snorkel and dive site, the Marine Park Centre incorporates a visitor centre at Pulau Pinang Island to provide tourists with necessary information. The friendly wrasses, sergeant majors and breams swarm about snorkelers as these animals are looking for food handouts. Scuba diving around the park vicinity can be interesting, towards the left (from the park centre looking towards the direction of the sea) is a hard coral garden with porite mounds carpeted by Christmas tree worms observed at depths around 10 to 15 meters.

Redang Marine Park - Scuba diver paradise

Marine life and the best coral garden in Malaysia - Redang Marine Park

 

Right below the jetty area is an artificial reef at about 3 to 5 meters with abundant marine life like, moray eels, hatchet fish, soldier fish, groupers, rabbit fish and squids. Towards the right of the jetty is a shipwreck, the wrecks of two British warships, H.M.S Prince of Wales and H.M.S Repulse, which were sunk just off Pulau Redang at the start of World War II, with several steel structures visible from the topside are an added attraction for divers. The stern of the wreck lies in 15 meters of water, sitting upright. Cup corals, tunicates and sponges carpet the exterior hull of the ship.

 

Scuba Diving / Snorkeling location map - Redang Marine Park

 
 
 
PLACES OF INTEREST : Pulau Redang Island
TERENGGANU - EAST COAST REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA