Faces of
Malaysia
Brunei

Tiny state in Borneo, sandwiched between Sarawak and Sabah. After it was a big regional player a few hundred years back, Brunei became rich upon the discovery of Oil in the 1940s. For a period time the Sultan of Brunei was the richest person in the world.

Alor Setar

Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .

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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, speed boat
Pulau Redang
speed boat
Pulau Redang, marine park at Pulau Pinang
Pulau Redang
marine park at Pulau Pinang

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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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Redang-Reef-Resort-Pulau-Redang-Island3.jpg, 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
Redang Reef Resort
Hostel, Pulau Redang
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 ... more
view-from-sea-Laguna-Redang-Resort-Pulau-Redang-Island2.jpg, 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
Laguna Redang Island Resort
Hostel, Pulau Redang
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 ... more
accommodation-Redang-Beach-Resort-Pulau-Redang-Island2.jpg, Resort at Pasir Panjang (Long Beach) on Redang Island with a lively nightlife - package prices from RM369
Redang Beach Resort
Hostel, Pulau Redang
Resort at Pasir Panjang (Long Beach) on Redang Island with a lively nightlife - package prices from RM369 ... more

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HOSTELS
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)
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