Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Day 31-33: Redang Island

We started our 6 days trip outside of Klang. Two destinations: Redang Island and Taman Negara National Park. We were extremely lucky to be able to go to Redang during the Monsoon season, and had wonderful sunny days except a couple of hours of rain on the second day after we arrived. We also enjoyed the early bird package, paid only RM298 (around 66 euros), which included 2 night stays, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunchs, 2 dinners and 3 snorkelling trips in a comfortable hotel. Besides, the beach was deserted most of the time.

Arrived at Laguna Redang

The Laguna beach

The surrounding

The blue sea

The Laguna building is directly facing the sea

This is the More more Tea Inn, appeared in the Hong Kong movie "Summay Holiday"starring Richie Ren and Sammy Cheng. This movie has made Redang Island famous and attracted tourists from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China. When I came last time in 2002, the Lagune hotel wasn't existed, it has only this Inn.

The Laguna swimming pool

We are going out for snorkelling trip

The island around where we snorkelled

Overall I was disappointed with the snorkelling trips as they were less fishes compared to last time. However, the marine park still have excellent pool of fishes, just that a lot of corals have died. Actually, the most I enjoyed was their budget lunch and dinner!! Lots of excellent foods! With the price we paid, I will say that this trip is really money worth.

On the third day of this Redang trip, we checked out at 1pm and arrived at the Merang jetty at 2.30pm. We rented a van to go directly to Jerantut, as there is no direct transport between Redang Island and Taman Negara. The whole journey took us around 7 hours. We were exhausted.


  1. The last time I went to Redang, they were in the middle of building Laguna and it was a bit of a mess. Sad to hear that the corals are dying.
    And I remember that pink house, I also went to see the Summer Holiday movie as well!

  2. In Laguna they have a channel that play this Summer Holiday all the times! Gosh, even in the boat transfer from Mesing Jetty to Redang, the replay and replay the same movie.