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    Must Do - Snorkelling

    by bkoon Written Jul 27, 2004

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    Not really a must-see activity, rather, a must-do when you are at Redang. Get hold of a set of snorkelling equipmnt and go snorkelling. I did not snorkel much and did that at the beach behind Redang Reef Resort. I saw turtles, small reef sharks, blue-spotted sting ray, anemoe and clown fishes, squids, corals and fishes. Marine life in Redang area is still quite well protected. Have fun snorkelling. Renting a set of snorkel and mask will cost RM20, a pair of fins, probably another RM20. Most accommodation packages come with free snorkelling trips.

    Reefs close-by.  Lotsa corals.

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    The Blue Planet - Dive

    by bkoon Written Jul 27, 2004

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    70% of the earth is water, the blue planet. Wouldn't it be amazing to explore the underwater too? Redang has quite a number of good dive sites to offer. Diving is great there. One of the new dive sites which I went was Tanjung Lang (deepest I went there was 25m). Prepare to see nudibranchs, various types of corals, fishes, rays, lion fishes, etc.

    Off we go... DIVING

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    Nemo Clown Fish

    by kenmerk Updated Jul 2, 2003

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    Since it seems to be the hit movie of the day, seems appropriate to post a few "Nemo" clowns... The reefs around Pulau Redang are just teeming with these fish. Actually got bored with photographing them after a while...

    Here Nemo and two of his mates clown about...

    Nemo and two of his mates...
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    Bumphead Parrot Fish...

    by kenmerk Updated Jul 9, 2003

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    Hands down, the most amazing thing that I encountered in Pulau Redang, were the large packs of huge Bumphead parrot fish roaming about.

    I have seen these before elsewhere, but never in the size (and quantity) that I encountered here in Redang. (If you stretch your imagination a bit, they kinda look like a herd of buffalo storming across the plains...)

    Whoa, Big Fella !!!
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    The Beach

    by kenmerk Written Jun 17, 2003

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    It is still possible to find unspoiled and undeveloped beautiful white sand beaches around the island. (Hurry this will likely change in the future...)

    Roads are few on the island, so best way to find these places are either by kayak or small boat...

    Unspoiled Beach on Redang...
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    Hiking

    by kenmerk Written Jun 17, 2003

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    There are a few good hiking possibilities on Redang, both hiking on the rocks around the coast, and through the jungle in the interior.

    Also, due to a lack of roads on the island, getting from place to place means either a boat ride around the perimeter, or a walk along a rough trail...

    Hiking on the Rocks, Redang...
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    Redang Sunrise

    by kenmerk Written Jun 19, 2003

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    Well, the lack of nightlife has its draw backs, but one good point is that it makes it fairly easy to get up and watch the sun rise. We were fortunate to have clear weather every day in Redang which made for nice sunrises (and sunsets) each and every day...

    Redang Sunrise...
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    Village Life

    by kenmerk Written Jun 19, 2003

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    There is one small native village in the centre of the island and it is certainly worthwhile to get away from the hotels to take a look.

    Centered around a small mosque which sits up on a small hill, it is a quite and peaceful place.

    This is a remote and predominately conservative Muslim area, so all of the ladies are wearing the head scarves and you will only find one or two small restaurants (sans cold beer), but the locals are more than friendly and the food is good...

    Small Mosque on Pulau Redang...
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    East Coast Isles...

    by kenmerk Written Jun 19, 2003

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    The whole island is attractive, but the most scenic , and the best area for diving/snorkeling are the small islands off the east coast of Pulau Redang...

    But be aware, as this is the prettiest area, it is also the most popular. Especially when diving, be careful to watch for overhead boat traffice when ascending...

    Snorkellers off the East Coast of Redang...k
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    Snorkelling...

    by kenmerk Written Jun 24, 2003

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    You do not have to go very deep to enjoy the underwater beauty of the East coast Islands of Malaysia...

    Just snorkelling around, I was able to see many of the same things as diving: Bumphead parrot fish, hawksbills turtles, nice coral formations, etc...

    And the joy of snorkelling is just falling off the boat, kciking around, and enjoying the scenery... (without lugging 30 kgs of equipment on your back...)

    Interesting Things Right at the Surface...
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    Snorkelling

    by icyjo24 Updated Dec 18, 2004

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    You will see a rich diversity of marine life and corals when you snorkel around the bays or the open waters off Redang. The resorts normally provide 2 boat trips out to the open waters for snorkelling in a day. For more underwater pictures, please check out my travelogue.

    Beautiful Corals and Fishes
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    Pulau Redang (this gotta be Paradise!!!)

    by muddybok Updated Jan 15, 2007

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    Sunrise at Pulau Redang is really beyond description. Beside the crystal clear water, Redang is probably the first place in the entire Peninsular Malaysia to spot the sun for every new day.

    After the sunrise, go and grab the breakfast included in your package tour and ready to hit out for swimming, diving or snorkeling, or whatever the reason you visit the island.

    Sunrise, Redang
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    explore the underwater world..

    by eelaine Written Apr 17, 2003

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    redang is gazetted as one of the marine parks of malaysia.. it offers a wonderful myriad of marine life that will fascinate anyone.. it is therefore a must to either snorkel or scuba dive in redang.. it is not uncommon even for snorkellers to spot sharks, turtles, sting rays or more..

    dive boat to water wonderland..
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    Life is.....

    by muddybok Updated Jan 15, 2007

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    This is not really a "Must See", but definitely a "Must Do" when you're visiting beach resort. Better still if you've just ordered a cocktail with a tiny umbrella on it.

    Most resorts with dormitories facility will have some hammocks hanging around within their area. Top end resorts will likely to provide beach chairs, but lower budget & mid tier resorts will likely to provide more casual setting the enjoyment of their customers.

    Pat in Hammock
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  • Shark's Bay

    by kissgurami Written Apr 24, 2004

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    alot of dead corals down there so wear booties to avoid hurting or scratching your leg.

    The fishes there follow you even if u dun feed them. Try to venture out a little more, remb ur life jacket coz the current can be a little strong.

    We caught a glimpse of 4 baby sharks. They swam away before we can take a picture

    shark's bay when low tide

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