Faces of
Malaysia
Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang

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.
shuttle boat bringing passengers and their luggage from the ferry (in the background) to the beach of Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang is part of the Redang Marine Park hence there is a RM5 marine park fee imposed on every visitor coming to the island.

Remember that travelling to Pulau Redang that  is limited by the monsoon season which means that the island pretty much shuts down from November to February. Peak seaon is from June to August.
 

getting to Redang by plane

There is a small airstrip on the island which allows for small airplanes to land on the Redang. The airport is located on the south side of the island near the Kampung jetty.
The only airline flying into Redang Island is Berjaya Air from Kuala Lumpur's Subang Airport (55min flight time) and the Changi Airport in Singapore Kuala Lumpur's Subang Airport (80min flight time).

 

getting to Redang by boat

Pulau Redang is a rather up-market destination so usually travellers book 3day/2night or similar packages directly with the resorts which includes the boat transfer to and from the island.
There are 2 jetties as a starting point for the boat ride to Redang Island:
 

from Merang:

  • ca. 30km north of Kuala Terengganu
  • 40min boat ride to Pasir Panjang
  • RM55 one-way (RM110 return)

 

Resort Ferry departure from Merang departure from Redang
Kalong 10am 8.30am, 11.30am
Laguna 9.30am, 12pm 9am, 11.30am
Mutiara 9.30am 11am
Pelangi 9.30am 8-10am

 

Book boat tickets online:

Merang - Pulau Redang

from Kuala Terengganu:

  • departure from Shahbandar Jetty
  • operating from March to October
  • travel time approx. 1h 15min
  • price RM50 one-way (RM100 return, children half price)

 

Ferry departure from
Kuala Terengganu
departure
from Redang
Public Ferry 9am, 10.30am, 3pm 7am, 11am, 1pm
Coral Redang 9am 11am
Redang Holiday 9am 7am, 11am
Redang Reef 9am 11am
Redang Bay 9am 11am
Redang Lagoon 9am 11am

The journey from Shahbandar Jetty to Pulau Redang takes about 1.5h to 2h.


Shahbandar Jetty, Kuala Terengganu
view towards the Shahbandar Jetty (to the right of the floating restaurant) at Terengganu River from Bukit Puteri / Bazaar Warisan