Redang Island Destination Guide
Pulau Redang, located 45km off the coast
of Kuala Terengganu, is the largest of a group of nine protected
islands dotting the South China Sea off the Terengganu coast.
The island offers crystal clear waters and numerous dive
sites for enthusiasts. Sheltered within the Pulau Redang
Marine Park, the waters here are rich in marine life. At
midday when sun rays penetrate the sea, brilliant hues of
coral, anemones and fish can be seen.
The waters around Pulau Redang also contain two historic
shipwrecks: The H.M.S. Prince of Wales and H.M.S. Repulse,
which sank here at the start of World War II, setting the
stage for the Japanese occupation of Malaya. This paradise
island is perfect for Snorkeling, swimming, scuba-diving,
jungle trekking, boating and canoeing. No fishing is allowed
within a 3.2km radius of the island as Pulau Redang is gazetted
as a marine park. The collection of corals and other aquatic
life is also strictly prohibited. Berjaya Resort offers
a golf course in an idyllic setting.
Best Time To Visit
Between March and October. Take note that most resorts are
closed during the North-east Monsoon, which blows from November
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How To Get There
Begin your island-hopping adventure by catching
a boat at any of the jetties in Kuala Terengganu and Merang.
Travelling time to Redang is one hour from Kuala Terengganu
and 50 minutes from Merang.
By Air :
Both the national carrier, Malaysia Airlines, and the budget
carrier, AirAsia, fly directly to Kuala Terengganu from
Kuala Lumpur twice daily. The flight takes about 45 minutes.
By Road :
Express buses and outstation taxis offer regular services
from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu. The trip takes about
Depart daily at night from KOMTAR or Butterworth stations
to Kuala Terengganu.
Journey: 8 Hours
Tel: 04 659 9355
from Johor Bahru
Depart daily (10:00am, 9:00pm, 9:30pm, 10:00pm) Larkin Station
/ Hentian Kompleks Pengangkutan Awam to Kuala Terengganu
Journey: 10 Hours
Tel: +607-2245182, +607-2220045
Depart daily (9:00am, 8:00pm, 9:00pm) Singapore (Lavender
Street / Kallang Bahru Junction) to Kuala Terengganu
Journey: 11 Hours
There are many buses, coaches and taxis commuting between
Kuala Terengganu town and Merang Jetty.