Faces of
Malaysia
Melaka

Melaka (a.k.a. Malacca) is the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca.
Traditionally, the spot where Melaka stands today was the center of Malaccan history. It was the capital of the Malaccan Sultanate and the center of the Malay world in the 15th and the 16th century before it fell to the Portuguese in 1511. Centuries of colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have shaped the architecture of the town.

Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

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, sunset view from Redang Reef Resort
Pulau Redang
sunset view from Redang Reef Resort
Pulau Redang, ferry boat to mainland
Pulau Redang
ferry boat to mainland

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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 Holiday Beach Villa

Resort at the northern end of Long Beach with scenic views and secluded bungalows at the top of the rocky hill - prices from RM279 (3D2N package)

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