The trekking in Pulau Redang and its Village

Redang Island is still a very much covered by the Rainforest, thank for the government and local islande effort. The ideal time for going for a trekking is at a round 7’o’Clock in the morning. Where you will find the air very fresh and protected by the Strong heat of the morning mist.

Walking up the hill at Pulau Redang
The trek that you can find here is about 2.5 Km trail that lead from Pasir Panjang a beautiful beach in Teluk Dalam, where nearby you can find a Kampung or village . The trail at the hilly island of Redang is fascinating in its own way.

Pulau Redang Lagoon view

Make sure that you bring a camera.with and extra role of two. The trail is well marked and trodden as this place is a favourite path for local and some staff on the island that you may meet during they morning Jog. During you journey you may encounter a small stream and a pool alive with local Catfish,If you are lucky u may encounter Redang’s unique wildlife but harmless animals such as the shy Kancil “mousedeer” looking for food .(please don’t surprise or scare them as the Kancil here are can easily day offright...No..joking.!!) .
Jungle trekking the forest

Sometimes there might be long tailed macaque monkey hanging on the trees staring at you,sometime on the tree you can find flying squire, along the way you will see many wonder that are created by the mother earth and also a very beautiful and scenic view of The tranquil and isolated bay of Berjaya Redang Beach Resort is accompanying by snowy white sandy beach . the trail will end at Berjaya Redang Resort

Redang Fishing VIllage signboard

Following the properly sealed road will lead you to the “Kampung Nelayan” Redang Fishing village.The village here you can find house that are Centered around a small mosque which sits up on a small hill. You can find a mamak stall or local Restaurant for some humble food for a change , Mee Goreng (Fried Noodle) , a cup of KoPi Kaw ( coffee ),or you could tried the famous Nasi lemak and Roti Canai here .

The Pulau Redang Marine Park (Pulau Pinang)

The Marine Park  of Pulau Redang and its headquarter is cited on Pulau Pinang which is in southern of Redang Island . Here is the where officer and patrol boat from Department of Fisheries of Malaysia are place to protect the marine park to inspect and supervise all activities in this area. There are also a few chalets that are built overseeing the sea which can be rent and enjoy by only government civil servants.
Feeding Fish at Pulau Redang,Terengganu
The sea here are very calm that u don’t need to be a good swimmer that u can go rent a life jacket , snorkel, and diving gear at any resort and jump into the sea (except no jumping at the Marine park)

Under water picture of redang terengganu
There is also a protected marine park at Island, which many people found enjoying for snorkelling, in Redang Marine Park, you can find a many colourful array of spectacular marine life . There are small and big eel to be find living here amid the coral, giant black and brown grouper, black tipped shark. you may also encounter with the some or lonely Green sea turtle and Hawksbill sea turtle, pufferfish, angelfish, damselfish; eels; giant clams; rays, sea urchins, sea cucumbers .

under pulau redang terengganu sea

Don’t be scare if u bump into with our “Bapok Bayan” a The Biggest Green Humped parrot fish in Redang Marine Park, who usually frequent here with its gruesome teeth and a big lump on its forehead that forage coral. This particular ”Ikan Bayan” is at the size of a small build man, making the shark here look very harmless : P

Humpheaded Parrot Fish

In the protected marine park, there are corals of every imaginable shape, size or color like multicoloured Christmas trees coral, standing like a guardian to the sea. Who will fold up and retract back into the rock and them gracefully popping back again. or Staghorn Coral field, some very big size clamp ( never touch them or it will owned You!!) , taupe shape coral, nudibranch with reef shark, stingrays and other small fish brightly lit like neon bulbs.

under Pulau redang sea

If you are sharp-eyed diver, will be rewarded with sights of flatworm, shrimp, squid, cuttlefish, stonefish, Dangerous Lionfish, lobster and pipefish.

Pulau Redang Marine Park Jetty
The Jetty of the Marine Park

Walking across the Jetty

Taman Laut Pulau Redang Beach

The beach at Taman Laut Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang Marine Park

A word of caution to visitors: No fishing is allowed within a 3.2 km radius of the island and any Fishing, damaging and removing of corals and other marine life are strictly prohibited and the penalty for breaking the law includes jail and fine.

Laguna Redang Resort

Laguna Redang Island Resort

Laguna Redang Resort

As a bleesing ,I was not the only one that felt that way, as a couple of year ago a big and magnificent resort was build here, The Laguna Redang Island Resort are the only resort built here. The low-rise resort retains a ‘modern paradise concept” that cleverly infuses Terengganu ‘s traditional Malay architecture with modern amenities and yet is in perfect harmony with the natural greenery. that even I who went they at august 04, cant help at marvelling at the unique and finely design of the resort which has 300 rooms and suites (with private balcony) either fronting the beach or a well-landscaped garden that are touched its designer, the well-known Terengganu-born royalties and architect HNR Prince YM Raja Datuk Kamarul Bahrin Shah.

If you are going to Laguna Redang Island Resort, you will love the dining experience at the seaview Ala-Carte Restaurant which serve local and continental cuisine and after dinner you can enjoy a walk along the beach under the beautiful and panoramic view of the stars.
Laguna Redang Island Resort
The resorts also have a nice open disco, private karaoke lounges and indoor beach club which features live entertainment that u will enjoy and they have such a nice staff.

Laguna Redang Island Resort

From my experience you will find a lot of thing to do here that are provided by the resort like Snorkelling,island excursion, a sunset cruise, Fishing trip or diving trip in the day or night, thre are also a lot of recreational water sport that u can join or a jungle trekking from where u are to Teluk Dalam on the otherside of the island.

Turtle Watching at Monica Bay in Pantai Telok Mak Nik, Kamaman

In 1960s  Turtle Watching  at Rantau Abang, Terengganu become world famous after several international magazine wrote about the abundance of sea turtle found landing at the beach  here to lay their egg. It became a sensation later as more and more people coming to the place ans was soon become was well-known tourist attraction around the world. Two decade later in the 80's the number of turtles landed there were decreasing rapidly because of  man made activities through shipping and fishing activities around the world and a few year later tourist complete stop coming to the area anymore.

There are still several place for visiter to find sea turtle landing activities in Terengganu.

Icluding a beach where Kemaman Tourist Guide operate a turtle watching activities in the area and visiting  the local Sea Turtle Hatchery at Kemaman.

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The Beach also know as Monica Bay, in Geliga Terengganu, provides one of the great attractions in Kemaman.  I believed the turtles landed at new area which is Monica Bay, Geliga.

~Hatchery Area~

~Green Turtle in the House~

Monica Bay, Geliga in Kemaman District
Fact :

Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudines (the crown group of the superorder Chelonia), characterised by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs that acts as a shield.”Turtle” may either refer to the Testudines as a whole, or to particular Testudines which make up aform taxon that is not monophyletic.

The order Testudines includes both extant (living) and extinct species. The earliest known turtles date from 215 million years ago, making turtles one of the oldest reptile groups and a more ancient group than lizards, snakes and crocodiles. Of the many species alive today, some are highlyendangered.

Like other reptiles, turtles are ectotherms—their internal temperature varies according to the ambient environment, commonly called cold-blooded. However, leatherback sea turtles have noticeably higher body temperature than surrounding water because of their high metabolic rate.

Like other amniotes (reptiles, dinosaurs, birds, and mammals), they breathe air and do not lay eggs underwater, although many species live in or around water. The largest turtles are aquatic.(Taken from Wikipedia)

~Baby Turtle “flying” on my hand… ~

A shed will be provided to tourist while waiting for the turtle.

Tourist will just need to make early booking and what we will do is we will call the tourist at night once the turtles landing. Turtle nesting process requires about 3 hours after landing on the beach. Only qualified nature guides are allowed to enter the turtle nesting area in order to control the number of tourists who come every night, to make it not too crowded. Too many tourists will attract the turtles attention of our presence and will stop looking for spawning areas and will lead them back to the sea.

Tourists are advised to check-in hotels around Cherating or Kemaman area if interested to watch the turtles because tourists do not need to wait for the turtles at the beach. Turtle egg collectors or “Rangers” that recognized and authorised by the department of fisheries (Jabatan Perikanan) are allowed and they will tell the nature guides if there is a turtle landing and nature guide will call the tourist to come to the beach to see the turtle. This procedure is to avoid too many visitors to come to the beach at one time and will disturb the turtle and its habitat.
Activities :

Tourist can see the turtle only after the turtle laying eggs process finished which means after the turtle dig a hole and began laying eggs. And this process will take about half an hour. Turtle will cover the hole after the turtle nesting process and getting ready to return to the sea. We will accompany the turtles to the edge of the water and waved goodbye to the turtle. However, visitors are prohibited to stand in front of the turtle while it crawls to the sea.

You will be lucky if there are eggs that hatched on the day as you can release hatchlings into the sea from a distance of 10 meters from the edge of the water. This is because the hatchlings require adequate strength before it entered the water. Hatchlings have the energy for 7 days for them to seek refuge in the sea. But in fact, only one baby turtle will survive in 1000 hatchlings that hatch because it has too many enemies such as birds, big fish, fishing net and etc.

If the nature guide did not call tourists to come to the beach before 12 midnight, this means that no turtles have landed on that night.
Want to know more information? Please do come to Kemaman, Terengganu to watch the turtle with authorised local nature guide….

Turtle Watching Session :

~Briefing time…~

~Watch turtles laying eggs process… ~

~Sand Bathing~

~Accompanying the turtle back to sea…~

~Photo session with the baby turtle … (Their mothers so cute, right?? )~
Hatchlings release Session – Must not Miss!!

>Get Set……. <

"Goooo…….. Gooooooooo………"

"I am number one.. " " I am number one.."

**** I Winn!!!!……. ****

How to Get There :

By Car

Tour guide will call you if there any signs of turtle’s landing and will inform the check-point to meet. This is because we do not know where the turtles lay their eggs at that night you make booking.

After that, your tour guide will take you to the location where the turtles lay their eggs, but tourists are not allowed to go near to the turtle before getting the signal from the tour guide.



Recommendation if you are in Kemaman between feb - September

Dont forget to visit Kampung Ibok's Firefly Sanctuary for Fireflies watching activities

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The Sungai Yak Yah Firefly Sanctuary is the biggest fire sanctuary in Malaysia. Which is located about half an hour from the town of Chukai in Kemaman. The Yak Yah river is also the home to the biggest firefly colonies found in Malaysia.

The appreciation activities can be done all around the year except from the month of October to January and the best time to go here for firefly appreciation activities is from July to September, which is the mating season for the firefly.

Batu Bersurat Roundabout

The discovery of the Inscribed Stone in Kuala Berang, Hulu Terengganu is significant for Terengganu which proven the earliest acceptance of Islam by a state ruler in the Malay Peninsular. There is Memorial Batu Bersurat built in Kampung Buluh in Kuala Berang to commemorate the discovery of the stone. The Batu Bersurat monument located at Kampung Ladang roundabout is beautifully landscaped and serves as yet another landmark monument for visitors arriving into Kuala Terengganu Heritage Waterfront City

Famous Landmarks of Terengganu

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Crystal Mosque of Terengganu 

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Taman Tamandun Islam Pulau Wan Man ( Islamic Civilisation Park)

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Kampung Cina

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Terengganu State Museum

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