Sunday, February 7, 2010

Pulau Redang

Redang Island – one of the most famous Island in Malaysia where is lying just about 45km north-northeast of Kuala Terengganu in Peninsular Malaysia and 22 km off Tanjung Merang, the closest point on the mainland. The Island is the largest Island in Terengganu with 7 km long and 6 km wide. The highest peak is Bukit Besar at 359 metres above sea-level. The Redang archipelago constitutes the islands of Pulau Redang, Pulau Lima, Pulau Paku Besar, Pulau Paku Kecil, Pulau Kerengga Kecil, Pulau Kerengga Besar, Pulau Ekor Tebu, Pulau Ling and Pulau Pinang.

View around Pulau Redang

Redang Island is famous for its white sandy beaches, crystal clear water and spectacular coral reefs. It is everything that you hoped a tropical island would be. For its beach which named as Pasir Panjang (Long Beach) where most of the resorts located at, arguably as one of the best stretches of all the beaches in Malaysia. While for its ocean and underwater world, with the excellent visibility and spectacular, easy accessibly coral reefs, no doubt that Redang Island is claimed as paradise for scuba diving and snorkeling.

Underwater World

Beside snorkeling and scuba diving, Redang Island is also perfect place for swimming, jungle trekking, boating and canoeing. The environment and the breathtaking sunset could also make the island become world’s most mature coral gardens. There is your chance to see and be acquainted with the local eel, giant garoupa, black tipped shark, and so on. Chance to encounter with Green Turtle and Hawkbill turtle is common. Besides that, observant are also rewarded with sights of flatworm, nudibranch, shrimp, squid, cuttlefish, boxfish, stonefish, lionfish and pipefish.