Lang Tengah

Lang Tengah (Malay: Lang Tengah) or Pulau Lang Tengah is an island in Terengganu in Malaysia, featuring sandy white beaches and clear blue waters with plenty of fish and coral. The island is in the middle of the best kept marine park on the East coast of Malaysia with some of the best diving and snorkeling sites in West Malaysia.

Lang Tengah - "the Eagle in the Middle" - gets its name from its location between the Perhentian Islands and Redang Island

Get in

Lang Tengah Island about half hour’s boat ride from Merang jetty, Kuala Terengganu. Boats are sent from the resorts to pick up tourists at the Merang jetty in Kuala Terengganu. Pickup is usually in the morning until noon. It is easy to fly to Terengganu airport and Taxi to Merang Jetty. Coaches also travel from kuala Lumpur to Terengganu

Get around

Lang Tengah has no roads; travel around the island is by foot, boat, kayak or just by snorkeling. The waters surrounding the island are shallow. Large boats are not allowed to dock at the beaches, there is a large boat jetty on Pasir Ayer. Tourists on other beaches must transfer from larger ferries to smaller speedboats to reach the beach.

See

Do

Snorkeling and diving. The waters surrounding the island are abundant with coral and small fish. Care should be taken to not disturb the marine life as it is very fragile. The marine park has rules to minimise visitor damage to the environment

Start with a snorkel course, practice in the shallows and then look at marine life at the scuba-yu nature trail. Experience weightlessness and beauty underwater with a Discover Scuba Course (DSC). Learn more with an Open Water course or more advanced Diving courses. For qualified divers trips are organised by the various dive centres; night diving is also available. Divers can rent scuba equipment from the dive centres, which also refill tanks as part of the rental package.

Snorkeling & diving boat trips to Redang Marine Park (45 minutes away) are also offered.

Turtle watching Marine turtles come to the island to nest from May to October, guided tours to watch the turtles nesting can be arranged by Tropical Research and Conservation Centre (TRACC) at the Scuba-Yu Dive Centre next to the Sari Pacifica Resort.

Conservation activities You can participate in many conservation activities offered by (TRACC) and Asian Shark Conservation, find out more at the Scuba-yu dive centre next to the Sari Pacifica Resort.

Forest walks The island has a large area of primary rainforest which is well worth exploring. Maps and times for guided walks are available at Scuba-Yu Dive Centre next to the Sari Pacifica Resort.

Dive operators

Scuba-yu dive centre next to the Sari Pacifica Resort. ☎ +60 198309046, fax: +60 , e-mail: info@scuba-yu.com. The dive centre offers snorkelling, learn to dive courses, advanced courses from PADI Advanced Open Water Diver up to PADI Instructor. They offer multi-day diving trips with great diving all over the Terengganu marine Park. Island facilities caters to individuals, groups and corporate events. High staff-to-diver ratios with professional, highly trained & experienced staff and quality, regularly serviced gear and equipment.

Eat

Tourists can only eat at the resorts - there are no other restaurants.

Sleep

There are several resorts:

Respect

Swimsuits are acceptable, but most resorts prefer you to cover up for mealtimes. No public nudity is allowed.

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