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PULAU REDANG  

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From a sleepy fishing village, Pulau Redang has grown into one of the most popular tourist destinations on the East Coast of the peninsular. The reefs of the Pulau Redang Archipelago consists of more than 55 genera of corals and more than 100 species of fish populating the reefs. Every year, Pulau Redang attracts thousands of visitors who come to enjoy the sun, beaches and spectacular array of marine life.

The Redang archipelago, located off the coast of Terengganu state, comprises Pulau Redang (Redang Island), Pulau Pinang (Pinang Island), Pulau Ling (Ling Island), Pulau Ekor Tebu (Ekor Tebu Island), Pulau Kerengga Besar (Kerengga Besar Island), Pulau Kerengga Kecil (Kerengga Kecil Island), Pulau Paku Besar (Paku Besar Island), Pulau Paku Kecil (Paku Kecil Island) and Pulau Lima (Lima Island). This group of islands boasts white sandy beaches, spectacular coral reefs and crystal clear waters.

Legend has it that long ago, seven Bugis siblings from Indonesia came to Terengganu in search of a new life. Batin Cik Siti settled in Ulu Terengganu, Batin Mina in Pulau Perhentian and Batin Talib decided to make Pulau Redang his new home. What happened to the rest is not known.

Whereabouts
Located 50 km off the coast of Kuala Terengganu and approximately 22.5km off the fishing village of Merang on the mainland.

How To Get There     

From Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital city, MALAYSIAN AIRLINES has 4 daily departures - 2 from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and 2 from Subang Airport whereas PELANGI AIR flies three times a week to and from Kuala Terengganu via Subang Airport. Kindly contact the relevant airlines for detailed flight schedules.Kuala Terengganu is accessible by road from Kuala Lumpur. Air-conditioned luxury coaches are available daily A self-drive journey could also proved to be a pleasant experience. Overland journey from Kuala Lumpur would take approximately 8 hours.Redang Island is easily accessible via Merang, a fishing village located about 40 kilometers north of Kuala Terengganu. Shuttle speedboats ply between Merang and Redang Island daily. The sea journey from Merang to Redang Island would be approximately 1 hour.

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