• The Island • Snorkelling & Reefs • Stay • Getting
Perhaps one of the final
Robinson Crusoe-type frontiers among Malaysia's East Coast islands, it
is hemmed in by the better-known Redang and Perhentian getaways, it has
escaped the crowdedness of the others.
When translated from the Malay Language, Pulau Lang Tengah means an
"Eagle resting on the middle island". Pulau Lang Tengah is between Pulau
Perhentian and Pulau Redang.
Tengah Island is a very small island located between Perhentian Island
and Redang Island that can be reached by a 30 minutes boat ride from
Merang jetty. The clear emerald waters and the coral reefs around it is
popular with scuba divers and snorkellers. Lang Tengah island itself is
covered by hilly tropical rainforest, which offers varied flora and
fauna for those willing to trek through the island. Being only 30
minutes away by speedboat from Redang, Lang Tengah is the perfect place
for a daytrip.
The house reef in front of Blue Coral had plenty of damsels, wrasses and
other usual reef fishes as well as many sea urchins.
The shallow house reef in front of Square Point Resort was covered
mainly with staghorn coral, and provides opportunities to spot adult
blacktip reef sharks which frequent the shallow areas of the reef. There
is a clear reef edge marked by surface buoys, where the bottom sloped
away quickly into deeper blue waters.
Stay-in Lang Tengah Island
There are 4 resorts offering accommodations on Lang Tengah, 2 each on
Pasir Air and Pasir Mat Hassan, the 2 stretches of sandy beach. Catering
towards large 200 plus air conditioned rooms rather than budget beach
Sitting solitary on a whole beach is
Square Point Resort. Powdery
coral-white sand stretches on either side of it, the delight of
tan-seekers and beachcombers. During the day, swing on a hammock but
keep an eye-out for dolphins. Otherwise, wade into the water, don fins
and mask and explore the extensive House Reef for turtles, baby nurse
sharks and shoals of colourful reef fish.
Blue Coral Island Resort has 70 air-con rooms with bathroom, hot shower
and long bath. Facilities include a swimming pool, an open air
restaurant serving western and oriental dishes, music and reading rooms,
and a dive centre.
Redang Lang Island Resort: Has 40 air-con rooms with bathroom, fan and 2
queen-sized double beds. Facilities include a conference room for up to
60 persons, karaoke lounge, gift shop and dive centre.
D' Coconut Lagoon: Has 16 rooms and 13 suites, all air-con with
bathroom. Facilities include a swimming pool & spa, restaurant serving
local & Western cuisine, bar and dive centre.
If you've booked a package on Lang Tengah, you'll depart from
jetty. The speedboat ride takes about 40 minutes.
Diving In Lang Tengah
Lang Tengah has a number of dive sites. Among the more popular ones are
Tanjung Nibong Laut (26m), Yellow Reef (Terumbu Kuning, 25m), Tanjung
Telunjuk, Karang Nibong, Batu Bulan and the house reefs.
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