Two or Three year ago most of the traveller that came here to Pulau Lang Tengah are consisted of mostly German, Japanese and European, also some Australian and a few local. This is because most of the publicity of the island was done in overseas markets instead of the domestics as sadly to say this; but because many Rich Malaysian here are lack in awareness of their action toward the nature. This is quite evidence in Pulau Perhentian where u can find many of the coral near the shore are damage by they clumsy fin and standing on the coral and stupid boat operator. Perhentian island perhaps in 10 year time, soon will only be remember in picture like Rantau Abang,
Pulau Lang Tengah or Lang Tengah Island off the coast of Terengganu were hidden in the shadow of its neighbours; Perhentian Island in the north and Redang Island in the south.
This pristine little island is one of the nation's well-kept secrets for almost five year. The Isle’s beautiful coral and its underwater secret were kept and share only with close friend.
Only true diver and most of the local dive master here and nature lovers knows of the secret of this tiny island as to kept it’s safe from ignorant people especially from the large majority of ignorant and big spending city dweller who only want to have fun but not really to amaze of what’s the nature have to offer. Most of these ignorant people came from KL, Penang and sadly, the Terengganu’s people its self.
The secret that are kept as long as possibly; were broken out too to many people in the past year, which in the end ended in sadly and joy. With the launching of subsequent resorts and last year by the launching and promotion by the state government to develop its economy and future, this tiny little island was put inside the tourism map as a new destinations and products for the tourism industry.
Sadly, to say many of greedy private agencies had started to see the gold value of this magnificent blue coral island.That these greedy agency now offer many , packages tours for the rich, with accommodation either in Pulau Perhentian or Pulau Redang. A lot of the boat operator hire by these private agency are not local and are irresponsible bunch , there just drop anchor near and some even drop anchor on top the coral as a convenient for rich tourist who stay at five star hotel in Redang or Perhentian ,hoping they will be given a large tip for they effort. (Shame on all of you for tip pings this kind of people. )
This has couse a lot of anger to many nature lover who had for long time had tried to protect its wonder. However, as compensation, the island is now a fully protected marine preserve. Where; any future construction on this island will be monitor and study closely of their impact toward the eco system and nature. and patrol boat patrolling its . However, I do not think they shall be any resort to be built here. Since the entire beach here had already been, resided
Today, more tourist and some Malaysian faces can bee seen on the island. But we are quite glad that, Some of the resort here are friend of the nature. Here you can find only room with only the basic accommodation of fan, hot water and some common room equip with TV and small karaoke room and some air conditions. Here the variety of food is modest with normal mixture of Western and Asian and local dishes offered .The island its self is less developed and the land and beaches is limited .Which is much as away of a deterrent against party headed tourist .
Lang Tengah is an island located roughly halfway between Pulau Redang and Pulau Perhentian as it is fairly deserted with only a handfull of resorts spread out along to shores.
The less crowd on the island, an effort by the local resort have made the Blue coral sea and the rugged green hill of Lang Tengah Island a wonderful and pleasant world and heaven for snorkelling ,diving and nature photographer .
The reefs here are very 'alive and untouched'. Even by snorkelling, ones can already see so many beautiful soft and hard corals ,and fishes. Here you can find large area of Blue Corals or Dark Purple Fan shaped which looks like a huge blue purplish taupe under the sea just laying underneath the shallow sea in front of the, Blue Coral Island Resort, which is the reason for the resort name.
The Pulau Lang Tengah, Here in Terengganu the bird; “Helang” or eagle are called “Lang” and Tengah means “Middle” as in the middle between Perhentian Island and Redang Island. The sea at Pulau Lang Tengah is the main road used by most fisherman since long time ago and still use today to go and return from the South China Sea. According to the local stories , the island was called Pulau Lang Tengah first by the Bugis and fishermen because they were a lot of ‘Lang’ can be seen in the area of the middle of the three island.
The first glimpse of the island and its tiny beach may make you think that you had been hag by your resort and your travel agency. this is quite true if you plan to just have fun and party as the beach here are only as wide as volley ball court. Even the view here are not very scenic except for the dark green hill and some swaying coconut palm. But then it is quite a good setting for most book worm, This is how Mother nature protect Lang Tengah secret.
Decade ago many of the people that travel to this island were nature lover ,who came here to stroll along the small white sandy beach and bath under the sun for coveted golden tan and exploring the untouched tropical jungle in an island that they can claim as they own. While exploring the island shore, they were shocked and captivate by its secret. They later share its secret with close friend and they dive master, later it catch the imagining of some of the nature lover who was amaze with it. Later came the diver with their dive master, resort, the foreign, the newspaper and now the Travel agency
The crystal clear greenish blue shallow water, will simply captivate you when u see its under water secret.
The arresting beauty of the magnifecnt soft and hard coral and the bio-diversity of marine life is very splendid!! That it cannot be describe by word. If u want to know its under water secret its best you booked with the resort and stay there for 5 day.
Here you can go on a guide jungle treck which run up to some hills and beautiful bay. and maybe climbing up on the magnificent rugged rock formation along the coast where in the late evening you can see the many fishing fleet returing from their modest catch of the day.
By Air :Malaysia Airline System (MAS) & AirAsia operates services direct from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu. The flight takes about 45 minutes. Taxi service is easily available from Kuala Terengganu to Merang jetty.
By Road : Express buses and outstation taxis offer regular services from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu. The trip takes about 7 hours.
There are many buses, coaches and taxis commuting between Kuala Terengganu town and Merang Jetty.
Public Transportfrom Kuala Lumpur
Destination Day ETD / ETA Fare
Kuala Lumpur / Kuala Terengganu Daily 2245 / 0645* next day RM26
Kuala Lumpur / Kuala Terengganu Daily 2330 / 0730* next day RM26
Kuala Lumpur / Kuala Terengganu Daily 2000 / 0400* next day RM26
Kuala Terengganu / Kuala Lumpur Daily 1100 / 1900 RM28
Kuala Terengganu / Kuala Lumpur Daily 2200 / 0600* next day RM28
from PenangDepart daily at night from KOMTAR or Butterworth stations to Kuala Terengganu. Journey: 8 Hoursfrom Johor BahruDepart daily (10:00am, 9:00pm, 9:30pm, 10:00pm) Larkin Station / Hentian Kompleks Pengangkutan Awam to Kuala TerengganuJourney: 10 Hours Tel: +607-2245182, +607-2220045 Fare: RM28.60 (adult) / RM14.30 (child) from SingaporeDepart daily (9:00am, 8:00pm, 9:00pm) Singapore (Lavender Street/ Kallang Bahru Junction) to Kuala TerengganuJourney: 11 Hours Tel: +65-62947035 Fare: RM51.90 (adult) / RM25.90 (child)