Lang Tengah Island Destination Guide
Pulau Lang Tengah is a very small island located between
Perhentian Island and Redang Island. This little island
is accessible by a 30-minute boat ride from the Merang
jetty. According to locals, Lang Tengah takes its
name from 'Lang' which comes from helang which means
'eagle' in the Malay language, and tengah, meaning
'middle'. Thus, Lang Tengah means eagles resting on
the middle island.
The island is very small indeed. A round-island trip
by speed boat takes only 10 minutes. The beach is
narrow and land is limited. However, its small size
gives it its best advantage - Lang Tengah Island holds
only 4 resort operators, ensuring a peaceful visit.
And the winning attraction of this tiny and peaceful
island? Some of the best Snorkeling and scuba diving
Best Time To Visit
Between March and October. Take note that most resorts
are closed during the North-east Monsoon, which blows
from November to February.
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How To Get There
Begin your island-hopping adventure
by catching a boat at any of the jetties in Kuala
Terengganu and Merang. Travelling time to Redang is
one hour from Kuala Terengganu and 50 minutes from
By Air :
Both the national carrier, Malaysia Airlines, and
the budget carrier, AirAsia, fly directly to Kuala
Terengganu from Kuala Lumpur twice daily. The flight
takes about 45 minutes.
By Road :
Express buses and outstation taxis offer regular services
from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu. The trip takes
about 7 hours.
Depart daily at night from KOMTAR or Butterworth stations
to Kuala Terengganu.
Journey: 8 Hours
Tel: 04 659 9355
from Johor Bahru
Depart daily (10:00am, 9:00pm, 9:30pm, 10:00pm) Larkin
Station / Hentian Kompleks Pengangkutan Awam to Kuala
Journey: 10 Hours
Tel: +607-2245182, +607-2220045
Depart daily (9:00am, 8:00pm, 9:00pm) Singapore (Lavender
Street / Kallang Bahru Junction) to Kuala Terengganu
Journey: 11 Hours
There are many buses, coaches and taxis commuting
between Kuala Terengganu town and Merang Jetty.