Faces of
Malaysia
Fraser’s Hill

Hill resort spread along 7 peaks at 1,200 - 1,500 meters above sea-level on the Titiwangsa mountain range, about 100km north of Kuala Lumpur. Originally it was set up as a tin mine in the 1890s by Louis James Fraser (hence the name) until the tin ran out in 1913. A few years later the area was rediscovered as British-colonial hill resort. The cooler temperatures made it popular getaway destination from the hot and humid weather for the British. To this day Fraser’s Hill still retains its colonial charm. The area is recognized destination for bird watching with over 250 species recorded. Other activities include jungle trekking, golf, horse riding, archery, boating and mountain biking.

Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

Pulau Redang, Malaysia

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.

Pulau Redang, squirrel
Pulau Redang
squirrel
Pulau Redang, bay behind Laguna Redang Resort
Pulau Redang
bay behind Laguna Redang Resort

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Accommodations in Pulau Redang

The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort

Pulau Redang

Luxury Resort

How to get to Redang Island

Pulau Redang can be reached by plane from KL or Singapore or more budget-friendly by boat from Merang or Kuala Terengganu. Kuala Terengganu can easily be reached from any major town by bus or from Kuala Lumpur by plane and is worth a one or two night stopover on the way to or from the island.

Things to Do & See

Pasir Panjang (Long Beach)

Main Beach of Redang Island at the eastern (sun rise) side of the island, most of the resort are located here

Redang Marine Park Centre Pulau Pinang

The Marine Park on Pulau Pinang, a small island just off Redang Island, offers great snorkeling is part of every Redang Snorkeling package

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ACCOMMODATION

Redang Reef Resort

Resort on Redang's lower end of the budget range located at the southern end of Pasir Panjang (Long Beach) - basic accommodation but excellent location with 2 house reefs just at the door step and great views of Long Beach and to the south

Laguna Redang Island Resort

biggest and most up-market resort at Pasir Panjang (Long Beach) on Pulau Redang with swimming pool and hotel-style lobby with bars, restaurants and live bands

Redang Beach Resort

Resort at Pasir Panjang (Long Beach) on Redang Island with a lively nightlife - package prices from RM369

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Hotels in Pulau Redang

Redang Bay Resort

Resort at Pasir Panjang (Long Beach) on Pulau Redang which also offers a Dorm option - 3D2N snorkeling package from RM368

Redang Reef Resort

Resort on Redang's lower end of the budget range located at the southern end of Pasir Panjang (Long Beach) - basic accommodation but excellent location with 2 house reefs just at the door step and great views of Long Beach and to the south