Pulau Redang: Malaysian Paradise

Friday, August 20, 2010

I spent the night before in a not so traditional Malay kampung. The host were really generous, we had a taste of the few durian kampung before we head out. Heavenly! To top that off, the malay siblings are really cute! I like it when guys are topless walking around the house. kekeke...

The sky was clear on the day we departed for one of the most beautiful island beach that Malaysia had to offer. Her name was Redang.The boat ride was one to remember. I sat at the head of the boat. I feel the ocean breeze. The late morning ray beaming on my skin. Nature at its best. Sitting right there on the front most made me feel as if I am the captain of the boat. Just like Luffy in One Piece.

Approximately 45 minutes later, we arrived at the beach with crystal clear water. I really couldn't believe my eyes at that moment. It was just breathtaking. For my entire life I have only seen such scenery in documentations or pictures. The waters were clear blue-green with the sand on the beach seemed bleached to white perfection. It was no 5 star accommodation. Only small little chalets with a tinge of melayu-ness. It was quiet. No hunky beach boys. No speedo-man sun tanning on the beach. No annoying kids releasing their load of youth on the beach. Just peaceful, serene and almost deserted. Good for those that wants a break from the constant noise pollution that the city offers. 

 Days here was spent snorkeling and sleeping. I love to sleep on those comfy bed. This was also my first time snorkeling. I do know how to swim but the sight of the really deep sea actually did sent chills down me spines. I was hoping to see some sharks but at the same time I don't wanna be in the water with them. LOL! I don't wanna lose any part of my body =.="

Having that said, I still entered the water. Lots of beautiful fish. All attracted by the bread crumbs that divers threw into the water. When there was no more bread, the fish started nibbling on my feet and arms. I became fish food! The ocean floor was filled with tons of sea cucumber and corals. But the corals are sad to say DEAD.  Spot no sea turtle. No a sight of any sharks. Sigh. Kinda disappointed. 

Snorkeling on its own is really different from swimming. A lot more easier I would say. 1 thing though, I don't understand why people only swim 10 metres around the boat for 2 freakin hours. What is there to see in that same spot?!

~Where are the sea turtles?~


orange-wee said...

which resort did u stay in?

nicky05 said...

peaceful = boring..:P

savante said...

Not my style either :) But it looks like you had a really good time there!

pikey said...

"No annoying kids releasing their load of youth on the beach.".... i wonder what kinda 'load' is that, ha ha ha ha ha.

William said...

You could have tanned on the beach.
You could have shot your load on the beach.

Gratitude said...

You should have gone beyond the 10 metres and see what happens 2 hours later.

Leon Koh said...

I so want to do more diving in malaysia!

leon koh


Bravebear said...

Orange, Redang Mutiara I think.

Nicky, peaceful means sleep~

Savante, forgot to mention... SUNBURN!

Pikey, strictly up to the imagination... LOL!

William, I was over-cooked... No shooting allowed :p

Gratitude, I covered 100metres from the boat all around. but quite scary though. All alone.

Leon, Plenty of beach in Msia. I think Tioman is better for diving.

Fickle Cattle said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun. I like snorkeling, but I do find it more cumbersome than swimming. My friend usually explores without gear. Which is both crazy and brave.


Ultraman Jino said...

werent you swept away by the strong waves?

[Jino] - A man's not a man unless he knows how to shoot

Ed said...

yup....... i totally agreed with you...... in fact Redang is the best island i ever visit in malaysia.

Twilight said...

I have been dying to visit P Redang but each holiday I ended up elsewhere!