BEST TIME TO VISIT
The Redang Archipelago is part of Malaysia and is located off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia in the South China Sea. The nearest town to Redang is Kuala Terengganu (TGG).
Visitors can get to the island from Kuala Lumpur or Singapore. Flights from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) to TGG are available on Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia. Direct flights to the island are now available on Berjaya Air.
They fly from Subang Airport (SZB) in Kuala Lumpur and Seletar Airport (XSP) in Singapore
The resorts normally organise transportation for their guests from KT to their respective premises. Some even offer to arrange transportation from Kuala Lumpur. The boat/ferry journey starts from the fishing village of Merang and takes about 45 minutes. Each resort has its own boat transfer schedule. This may change and is dependent on the tide, sea and weather conditions.
We have an equatorial climate with uniform temperatures throughout the year. Temperatures range from 22oC in the early morning to 34oC at noon. Rainfall is common throughout the year, averaging 200-250 cm per year. The period from November to early March are our wetter months. The relative humidity is high, ranging from 80% to 87%.
BEST TIME TO VISIT Between April and October. Take note that most resorts are closed during the North-east Monsoon, which blows from November to March.
VISAS A passport is required and must be valid for at least 6 months beyond departure date. Most nationalities do not require visas for social or business visits. For further information, please check with your nearest Malaysian diplomatic mission or Tourism Malaysia office.
The unit of currency is the Malaysian Ringgit (RM). Please note that the RM has no value outside of Malaysia, a result of the exchange control practised by our country.
TIME ZONE We are 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and 16 hours ahead of US Pacific Standard Time.
No cholera or smallpox vaccination is required for travellers entering Malaysia.
Visitors arriving from Yellow Fever Endemic Zones and affected areas are required to present International Health Certificates showing Yellow Fever vaccination. This regulation does not apply to children below the age of one.
ELECTRICITY Voltage is 220-240 volts AC at 50 cycles per second.
LANGUAGE Bahasa Malaysia (Malay) is the national language. English and Chinese are widely spoken.
Malaysians enjoy quite a number of national and state holidays a year.
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Last updated: 2nd June, 2009.