Trivial Trevally or Double Trouble..?
The divemasters asked us to stay away from the Trevally that occasionally check out new comers to their waters as they are territorial........ the malaysian say dont ' Play !Play!' ( Dont treat it trivial).
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Giant Iguana or is it a Komodo?
There is a giant Iguana lurking around the slope next to the D.coconut resort..huge fella..wanted to take photo but I just had an urge to keep an eye on him as he was moving his head side to side...then he decided he had enough and crashed through the bushes. I have seen many iguanas ..quite common in malaysia especially in the outskirts like Batu Pahat/ Malacca but never this size...... what does he prey on on this small island?
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Spiders, Spiders Everywhere
You can trek round the island. Square Point provides trekking for their guests FOC, if I'm correct cos every other evening, we'll see their guests.
For me, I just trek from D'Coconut East Wing to Blue Coral. Too lazy to even walk to Redang Lang Resort. The whole journey is about a leisure 15-20 mins stroll. Equip yourself with a long strong stick or a flipper to clear the cobwebs blocking your way. There are tons of them and the spiders are HUGE. To go to West Wing from the East, you have to use the path found at the back of the resort. Once at the West Wing, find the bungalows. There is a little semi-hidden path at the front of the bungalows that leads to Square Point's beach. If the tide is low, you can get to Blue Coral via the beach. If not, try the back route. Go by Square Point's main entrance. There is a path that leads you to the back. The route will lead you to back of Blue Coral Resort.
Ok, ok, I know this underwater photography suck big time but I'm putting it in since I was the only one in the group who saw this fella in Lang Tengah. Yup, this is a bumphead parrotfish or rather the engineer of the reef since they use their strong parrot-like fused teeth to crush rubble and dead coral into sand.
Where: Karang Nibong, Lang Tengah
The Fish of Lang Tengah have no fear of Humans at all! Just when I was about to break the surface of the water after diving, these curious fellas swam close to me to take a look at my mask. I stopped breathing for a while and took a picture.
The Trevally Who Killed a Millionaire
Here's a picture of a sizeable Trevally that I saw over there, but if you ever see a big one, resist the urge to gun down one in deep waters. Why? Well, the chummy resort owner told us a certain rich chap went spear-fishing one day and to his delight, he saw the biggest !@#$% Trevelly ever. And what luck too, after a careful aim, he shot the poor fish and got what he aimed for.. But his happiness was short-lived. Apparently, the Trevally got royally pissed and swam down to a depth of 100ft or more. Well, the other divers found the body of the millionaire much later. The poor sod just couldn't resist the urge to catch the BIG one and let go of his speargun.
Blue, blue my world is blue.
If you ever have a chance to dive around Lang Tengah, you'll notice that the the reef is covered with lots of purple fan-shaped corals and pretty blue sea anemones. Here's what I saw at the house reef..
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Trek to the other side of the island
Actually it's not very much of a trek at all, more like a 10 minute walk on a perfectly safe sandy path, easily done in your flip-flops.
We started from the back of our hotel (there is a monitor lizard there about 1 meter long, so watch out for him) and you will end up at the Square Point Lagoon on the other side.
What we didn't try was walk around the island at low tide - don't know how safe that would have been.
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Kooky Leaf Insect
Other than sea creatures, I saw some kooky things above the ground in Lang Tengah too, like this leaf-like insect with bulgy eyes.
Purple Fan-shaped Corals
Other than the blue sea anemones, you'll see a lots of purple fan-shaped corals around Lang Tengah.