Pulau Redang is one of the biggest islands situated off the east shore of Malaysia in the state of Terengganu. The zone is a monitored marine park perfect for snorkeling and scuba-diving activities. Redang was utilized as the background for a Hong Kong summer holiday movie – Xia Re Mo Chain 1999. As far back as the film was screened in Asia, the ancient warm white sands and entrancing turquoise sea has signaled many to the island. From Singapore, the island is simply available by means of a reasonable overnight coach ride.
There is an extensive variety of Redang Island accommodation from budget to four-star lodgings. Most are situated at Pasir Panjang beach and a modest bunch at Teluk Kalong. Just Berjaya Resort has its own private shoreline. All the resorts in Redang offer comprehensive package holidays which incorporate boat transfers, accommodation, snorkeling or diving & meals. These can be arranged specifically with your preferred resort. Dinners gave at the resorts are regularly local dishes served buffet style. If these do not suit your taste, you can simply attempt one of the eateries at a neighboring resort for a western style burger or go for a more legitimate taste of nasi goreng kampung (fried Malay rice with anchovies).
Redang is a little tropical island useful for an end of the week getaway. Most spend their days charmingly napping away in an influencing hammock or delight under the sun for a decent brilliant tan. You can likewise go along with one of the snorkeling trips composed by your resort. However, you can also decide to simply snorkel at the shallow reefs of Pasir Panjang which would already be able to give you a look of the rich sea life of Redang.
For the restless at heart, you can select to attempt a Discover Scuba for non-divers during your excursion. This will be an educator guided dive where you will be acquainted to the basics of diving and have an essence of the underwater world. It is typically a short half day session and permits you a preview of the colorful tropic reefs.
Those resolved to include a PADI scuba-diving license over accomplishing a prestigious MBA degree in Asia, an open-water course should be possible with any of the dive centers in Redang. The open-water course teaches you the establishments of diving with both theory and practical tests. This should be possible within 4 – 5 days at the resort dive center depending on the aptitude of the student.
What does the underwater world in Redang have to offer? One can frequently spot reef sharks, excellent corals, stingrays, barracudas and many captivating sea life in the Redang waters. Sometimes, lucky divers may even get the opportunity to spot whale sharks on their migratory routes! Redang also has an essential conservation site for turtles which incorporate the Green Turtle and Hawksbill Turtle. Turtle or wildlife lovers can even sign up at the protection site to serve as a volunteer.
Meeting Nemo face to face can be a fascinating experience. Watching a quick reef shark magnificently gliding through the waters can be a humbling experience. Weaving through a lively forest of corals can be a charming memory. All these with only a strong dive into a whole new world underneath the waters. So take off to Redang in your next break and enrich your knowledge of a secret world hidden away.