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REDANG ARCHIPELAGO
Travel Information
REDANG
THE ISLANDS
SNORKELLING
SCUBA DIVING
MARINE PARK
CONSERVATION
SEA TURTLES

SCUBA COURSE

DIVERS' LOG

TRAVEL INFO
GETTING HERE
CLIMATE
BEST TIME TO VISIT
VISAS
MONEY MATTERS
TIME ZONE
HEALTH
ELECTRICITY
LANGUAGE
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
TOURISM OFFICE

MALAYSIA
COUNTRY
LOCATION
AREA
POPULATION
LANGUAGE
RELIGION
GOVERNMENT
FEDERAL CAPITAL
NATIONAL FLOWER
ECOMOMIC PROFILE



Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

Link to Tourism Malayia

Link to Malayia Airlines


Link to AirAsia Link to Laguna Redang Island Resort

GETTING HERE   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
Travel to KT is also possible by air-conditioned coaches operated by Transnasional. These depart from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore daily and you have the option to travel in the daytime or at night. Tickets are sold in Kuala Lumpur at Puduraya Bus Terminal and Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) Bus Terminal. The bus terminal in Singapore is located at Kallang Bahru Bus Station, just off Lavender Street.
Several travel agencies in Singapore (5-Star, Alisan, Enjoy Holiday Tour and Gunung Raya Travel) are providing 'VIP' coach services. Some of these coaches even travel all the way to the jetty at Merang village.
Visitors from Singapore may also opt to travel from Johor Bahru, the southern most town of Peninsular Malaysia. Flights on Malaysia Airlines and air-conditioned coaches are available from here to Kuala Terengganu daily.

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.

CLIMATE   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%.
Take a peek at our current local weather.

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.

MONEY MATTERS   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.
All major credit cards are readily accepted at the resorts and dive centres.
Update yourself with the latest foreign exchange rates.

TIME ZONE   We are 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and 16 hours ahead of US Pacific Standard Time.

HEALTH   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.
Water and food are generally safe. Visitors may want to drink bottled water, especially in outlying areas.

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.

HOLIDAYS   Malaysians enjoy quite a number of national and state holidays a year.
Here are the dates of public holidays in Malaysia.

TOURISM OFFICE   Tourism Malaysia - Head Office
17th floor, Menara Dato' Onn,
Putra World Trade Centre,
45, Jalan Tun Ismail,
50480 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.
Phone: +6-03-26935188        Fax: +6-03-26935884/+6-03-26930207
URL:
http://tourism.gov.my     E-mail: tourism@tourism.gov.my

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Last updated: 2nd June, 2009.