Redang Island Destination Guide
Pulau Redang, located 45km off the
coast of Kuala Terengganu, is the largest of a group
of nine protected islands dotting the South China
Sea off the Terengganu coast. The island offers crystal
clear waters and numerous dive sites for enthusiasts.
Sheltered within the Pulau Redang Marine Park, the
waters here are rich in marine life. At midday when
sun rays penetrate the sea, brilliant hues of coral,
anemones and fish can be seen.
The waters around Pulau Redang also contain two historic
shipwrecks: The H.M.S. Prince of Wales and H.M.S.
Repulse, which sank here at the start of World War
II, setting the stage for the Japanese occupation
of Malaya. This paradise island is perfect for Snorkeling,
swimming, scuba-diving, jungle trekking, boating and
canoeing. No fishing is allowed within a 3.2km radius
of the island as Pulau Redang is gazetted as a marine
park. The collection of corals and other aquatic life
is also strictly prohibited. Berjaya Resort offers
a golf course in an idyllic setting.
Best Time To Visit
Between March and October. Take note that most resorts
are closed during the North-east Monsoon, which blows
from November to February.
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How To Get There
Begin your island-hopping adventure
by catching a boat at any of the jetties in Kuala
Terengganu and Merang. Travelling time to Redang is
one hour from Kuala Terengganu and 50 minutes from
By Air :
Both the national carrier, Malaysia Airlines, and
the budget carrier, AirAsia, fly directly to Kuala
Terengganu from Kuala Lumpur twice daily. The flight
takes about 45 minutes.
By Road :
Express buses and outstation taxis offer regular services
from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu. The trip takes
about 7 hours.
Depart daily at night from KOMTAR or Butterworth stations
to Kuala Terengganu.
Journey: 8 Hours
Tel: 04 659 9355
from Johor Bahru
Depart daily (10:00am, 9:00pm, 9:30pm, 10:00pm) Larkin
Station / Hentian Kompleks Pengangkutan Awam to Kuala
Journey: 10 Hours
Tel: +607-2245182, +607-2220045
Depart daily (9:00am, 8:00pm, 9:00pm) Singapore (Lavender
Street / Kallang Bahru Junction) to Kuala Terengganu
Journey: 11 Hours
There are many buses, coaches and taxis commuting
between Kuala Terengganu town and Merang Jetty.