Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Beautiful Coral Reef and Marine Life at Redang Island (Pulau Redang) Terengganu, Malaysia

Situated at the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Redang Island or Pulau Redang is one of the famous attractions not only in Terengganu or Malaysia, but also in the world. The crystal clear waters in Redang Island (Pulau Redang) together with its collection of beautiful coral reef and other marine life has made Redang Island (Pulau Redang) as the favourite destination for travelers around the world especially those who have interest in outdoors activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, boating, canoeing and jungle trekking. Apart from the main island, that is Redang Island (Pulau Redang), there are several other islands such as Pulau Lang Tengah and Pulau Ekor, that offer the underwater excitement.

You can reach Redang Island (Pulau Redang) by speedboat from Merang Jetty, Terengganu. It takes about 45 minutes to reach Redang Island (Pulau Redang) from Merang Jetty. If you come from Kuala Lumpur, you can take a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu, then to Merang Jetty. Otherwise, you can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu.

For accommodation, you can choose from the various packages that are available at Redang Island (Pulau Redang). Among the popular choices are Laguna Redang Island Resort and Coral Redang Island Resort at Pasir Panjang Beach and Berjaya Redang Beach and Spa Resort at Telok Dalam Beach. Others include Ayu Mayang Beach Resort, Redang Bay Resort, Redang Kalong Resort, and etc.

Normally, the packages offered will include breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus snorkeling and diving packages and boat transfer from Merang-Redang Island-Merang. For those who do not know how to dive, there are classes available at Redang Island (Pulau Redang). So, don’t worry,if you don’t know how to swim or dive…the professional instructors here may assist you.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Bird Watching at Langkawi, Malaysia

Thinking of going for Bird Watching? You may consider Langkawi as your destination choice for Bird Watching. In Langkawi, there are two choices if you are interested to go for bird watching. You may choose to go for bird watching in an adventurous way or a more relaxed way…it’s your choice..your decision…whatever it is, both activities promises a wonderful experience…that will last forever…in your memory…trust me…

I haven’t got the opportunity to go for bird watching in an adventurous way…Of course due to some reasons…for example, due to time constraint...whereby every time I go to Langkawi, I only stay for 2-3 days…and there are so many places to visit….especially Kuah, my favourite place to go for shopping…Well, may be in my next visit to Langkawi, I’ll go for bird watching (the adventurous way)…I’m sure there’s so much fun and excitement. You will have the opportunity to feed the eagle, watch the various species of birds available around Langkawi, while enjoying the fresh air and nature….There are many travel packages that offer this bird watching activities. The fees ranges from RM120- RM2500, depends on the activities chosen….There are a half a day trip, day-trip and overnight trip. I’m still searching for the best price…as preparation for my next trip. When? Ermmm…it depends on my work schedules and budget…I’ll upload the picture for you…don’t worry…

But, these pictures (as shown in the blog) were taken from my last visit to Langkawi in 2004. The whole family decided to go to Langkawi by ferry. It was really a great time…And, while the ladies busy spending their money at Kuah, I’ll bring my nieces and nephew for a bird-watching at Langkawi Bird Paradise. It’s my first time visit the bird park. I can see the excitement of my nieces and nephews watching the colorful and beautiful birds of different species.

On more than 10,000 square meters, Langkawi Bird Paradise offers a home to various species of birds. The park is adapted to the birds’ natural habitat. Langkawi Bird Paradise is opened daily from 10 am until 6:00 pm.
For the tourists, you don’t have to worry about the weather…because Langkawi Bird Paradise provides a covered walkway to avoid any inconvenience. The walkway covers jungles, ponds and waterfall background as the natural habitats for the birds. Among the popular species are Hornbill, Eagle, Owl, etc. Sorry…I can’t remember their names….
If you feel thirsty or hungry in the middle of the tour, you may buy snacks or tits-bits….and at the end of the tour, you will be headed to the souveniur shops…Whatever it is, Langkawi Bird Paradise is a well worth place to visit. Don’t miss the opportunity to go there…These are among the shot taken from my visit to the Langkawi Bird Paradise. Enjoy watching…

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Craft Cultural Complex Langkawi, Malaysia

Lord of the Ring at Langkawi? Take a look at this picture…Believe it or not? It’s real…there’s a giant ring at Langkawi. Where can you find this ring? Kompleks Budaya Kraf Langkawi or Craft Cultural Complex Langkawi. It is actually one of the unique replicas built outside the complex.

The Craft Cultural Complex Langkawi offers a wide variety of Malaysian handicrafts. The handicrafts here are not only for exhibition but also for sale. You can buy handicrafts such as carved silverware, batik products, weaved product from rattan, mengkuang and pandan leaves, songket and silk, etc. produced from different parts of Malaysia.

Since the objective of this complex is to promote Malaysian culture, there is also a section built specially for exhibition. It functions more or less like a museum, which display the variety of cultures available in Malaysia.

The Craft complex is open daily between 9am through 6pm and admission is free.
You can call 604-959 1913 (the Craft Cultural Complex) or 604-9667789 (Langkawi Tourist Information Centre) for more information.