Going Beyond the Redang Island – Explore Pulau Lang Tengah and Pulau Ekor Tebu!
Introduced as the main island in a small Malaysian archipelago, the Redang Island is a leading travel attraction on the eastern coast of Malaysia. Although most tourists come from nearby countries, the archipelago has recently started to gain international notoriety. But when most tourists focus on the Redang Island, exploring the other islands in the archipelago can offer the experience of a lifetime. Each island has its own profile, yet Pulau Lang Tengah and Pulau Ekor Tebu stand up in the crowd a little.
Discovering the Underwater World of Pulau Lang Tengah
Pulau Lang Tengah is better known for its snorkeling activities. Indeed, diving and snorkeling are quite common on the Redang Island too, yet this island has something special – a breathtaking underwater world. The landscape offers a perfect visibility, as well as a top-notch topography of the bottom. Some of the most attractive species include barracudas, spotted stingrays, nurse sharks, turtles, sponges, guitarfish and corals.
Those who love the sea life will love identifying species and spotting them in their natural habitat. Deep diving activities are also conducted on site. The island itself is quite empty and unpopulated though. Just like other islands in the area, it is best to visit between March and October.
Discovering the Virgin Beauty of Pulau Ekor Tebu
Located around 25 miles from Kuala Terengganu, Pulau Lang Tengah is a small island known for the untouched tropical jungle. Just like the Redang Island, it has a perfectly clear seawater, as well as white sandy beaches. However, since you can find such things around other islands in the archipelago, the tropical forest is probably the most attractive element. The island itself is quite appealing to travelers who look for quiet and wild getaways. It is one of the quietest islands around. There are not more than just a few resorts on the island, so you are less likely to be disturbed by tourists with cameras around.
If you are into diving and snorkeling, you will love the crystal water. Waters are calm, while the local centers also teach diving. On other islands, diving is available to those with experience only. Here, you can actually learn how it is done. Aside from the underwater wildlife, tourists can admire all kinds of lizards, frogs and birds.
In the end, despite the exquisite popularity of the Redang Island, there are other smaller places worth a little attention too.