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Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang (or Redang Island)  is a beautiful tropical island off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia in the state of Terengganu. Most travellers visiting Redang come on pre-booked packages from one of the resorts on the island. It is a more up-market destination than Perhentian Islands.

Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu, KT in short, is located at the east coast of the Peninsula Malaysia and at the mouth of the Sungai Terengganu (or Terengganu River) that empties here into the South China Sea. It is the capital of the state of Terengganu, which forms, together with Kedah and Kelatan, the heartland of Malay culture. KT is a good stop for one or 2 days before moving on along the east coast or towards the National Park / Tasik Kenyir.

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School Holidays

During school holidays popular attractions and family oriented destinations like Langkawi or Cameron Highlands can get very busy, so it is good to know when are the school holidays when planning your trip in Malaysia.

Kumpulan A (= Group A)
(Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu)
= statest that have Friday and Saturday as their weekend

Kumpulan B (= Group B)
(Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perlis, Penang, Perak, Putrajaya, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor)
= states that have Saturday and sunday as their weekend


When are school holidays in Malaysia in 2019?

3 - 7 Feb Chinese New Year Holidays Kumpulan A
4 - 8 Feb Chinese New Year Holidays Kumpulan B
22 March  - 30 March Mid-Term Holidays 1 Kumpulan A
23 March  - 31 March Mid-Term Holidays 1 Kumpulan B
24 May - 8 June Mid-Year Holidays Kumpulan A
25 May - 9 June Mid-Year Holidays Kumpulan B
5, 6, 9 June Hari Raya Aidilfitri Kumpulan A
5, 6, 10 June Hari Raya Aidilfitri Kumpulan B
9 Aug - 17 Aug Mid-Term Holidays 2 Kumpulan A
10 Aug - 18 Aug Mid-Term Holidays 2 Kumpulan B
27 - 29 Oct Deepavali Holidays Kumpulan A
25, 27, 29 Oct Deepavali Holidays  Kumpulan B
except Sabah, Sarawak
and Labuan
22 Nov - 31 Dec Year End Holidays Kumpulan A
23 Nov - 31 Dec Year End Holidays Kumpulan B

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Malay pupils in their school uniforms

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School Calendar of Ministry of Education Malaysia


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Sipadan / Mabul Island, arriving at the jetty
Sipadan / Mabul Island
arriving at the jetty
Food & Drinks

Tom Yum

main dish, Soup | Thai sour and spicy soup originating from Thailand

Malay Tom Yam stalls and restaurants

restaurant type | Malay Malay stalls or restaurants serving thai-style food

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