Top 5 Island_Lang Tengah

Top 5 Malaysia Islands to Visit in 2023

How much do you know about Malaysia islands?

“Pulau” is what Malaysians normally call an island. Malaysia has as many as 878 islands according to National Department of Survey and Mapping, and they are no stranger to tourists! However, depending on the location, some of them are habitable and passable, whereas some are yet not explored.

The popular islands in Malaysia include Penang, Langkawi and Pangkor Island on the west side; while Perhentian Island, Redang Island and Tioman Island are in the east. In comparison, the islands on east coast gathered more tourism visits due to the excellent diving and snorkeling opportunities.

Although most of Malaysia islands are in the Borneo region, it does not always have to be a long trip to enjoy an island getaway. In fact, there are some scenic islands that are easily accessible via plane or road.

Without further ado, let’s dive into (puns intended) the 5 must-visit islands in Malaysia for the upcoming year!

1.    Lang Tengah Island / Pulau Lang Tengah

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The smallest island in Terengganu State, Lang Tengah Island got its name from a combination of the eagle’s habitat and its central location between Pulau Perhentian and Pulau Redang. The island is known for its laid back and peaceful atmosphere due to its small size and limited number of resorts. The crystal clear water and white sandy beach is nothing short of a painter’s work. There was even a famous movie filmed in Lang Tengah Island!

  • Visiting Season:

April to September

  • Transportation:

By plane: Take domestic flight Kuala Terengganu, which is the nearest airport to Lang Tengah Island. From Kuala Terengganu, you can catch a boat to Lang Tengah Island. The boat ride from Kuala Terengganu to Lang Tengah Island takes about 30 mins to one hour.

By road and water: Another option is to drive or take a bus to Kuala Terengganu. Then you can catch a boat to Lang Tengah Island.

2.    Tioman Island / Pulau Tioman

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A small volcanic island known as a tropical rainforest paradise; Tioman Island is a rather well-developed commercial destination that is located 30 km off the east coast of Pahang. It has been a traveler’s favorite for years, particularly for locals and Singaporean tourists.

Besides the obvious beautiful ocean and beaches, Tioman Island is also well-known for its splendid underwater world. The island offers various water activities for visitors to participate and explore marine life. Strange and beautiful corals are easily spotted in the water of Tioman Island.

  • Visiting Season

Late February to October

  • Transportation

By road: Drive or take a bus Mersing, which is the main town on the mainland near Tioman Island. From Mersing, you can catch a ferry to the island.

By plane: You can also fly from Kuala Lumpur to Tioman Island. There are several airlines that operate flights to Tioman Island, including AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines. The flight takes about one hour.

3.    Langkawi Island / Pulau Langkawi

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Langkawi Island, the largest island in Malaysia. The name is derived from the reddish-brown eagle, thus the iconic building Eagle Square in Langkawi. Besides the famous Langkawi Sky Bridge and Langkawi Underwater World aquarium, you can also experience fun water activities on the island.

A boat ride is at your disposal, simply get a boat ticket then the beautiful scenery around the island is all yours. If you are lucky, you can even witness dolphins jumping in the sea from the boat!

  • Visiting Season

December to March

  • Transportation

By plane: The fastest and most convenient way to get to Langkawi is by plane. There are several airlines that operate flights from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi, including AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines. The flight takes about one hour.

By road and water: Another option is to drive or take a bus to Kuala Perlis, which is a port town on the mainland near Langkawi. From Kuala Perlis, you can catch a ferry to Langkawi. The ferry ride takes about one hour.

4.    Layang-Layang Island / Pulau Layang-Layang

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There’s a gem laying on the opposite of Borneo. Layang-layang island is the sapphire in the sea. Why so? The island’s location has resulted in the water and coral reefs being pollution-free. Due to that, it is also known as one of the world’s top ten diving destinations.

By diving into 30-60 meters water depth, you could see hammerhead sharks, dolphins, manta rays, and various rare large marine creatures that are spectacular! Layang-layang island is a must-visit for any diving-enthusiast!

  • Visiting Season

March to October

  • Transportation

By plane: Domestic flights from Kuala Lumpur to Layang-Layang Island are provided by AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines.

By road and water: If you are based in the east Malaysia, you could drive to Kota Kinabalu. From there, you can catch a ferry to Layang-Layang Island which takes about six hours.

 

5.    Mataking Island / Pulau Mataking

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An exclusive luxury island resort located in Sandakan, Sabah, Mataking Island Resort offers stunning ocean views and a tropical atmosphere that is loved by foreign tourists and couples. There are activities such as snorkeling, canoeing, and bonfires on the island. Besides that, a turtle hatchery and a peacock conservation area are built to allow deeper understanding of the natural ecosystem. What more to ask for a holiday full of knowledge and fun?

The Mataking Island Resort also provides comfortable ocean view rooms, allowing you to enjoy the tranquility of the ocean as soon as you open your eyes.

  • Visiting Season

April to June

  • Transportation

By plane: Take domestic flight to Tawau, which is the nearest airport to Mataking Island. From Tawau, you can catch a boat to Mataking Island.

By road and water: Another option is to drive or take a bus to Tawau. From Tawau, you can catch a boat to Mataking Island.

Are you amazed by the beautiful Malaysia islands yet?

Each island speaks in its very own unique characteristics, although all will indulge you with beautiful beaches, secluded bays, splendid underwater world and even more island activities!

If you’re looking for a perfect vacation destination, any Malaysia’s island would be the right choice!

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Discover Lang Tengah Island

Places like the Lang Tengah Island (Pulau Lang Tengah) – well, they say that the best things in life are those waiting to be discovered, to be embraced. To be stumbled upon in serendipity, or to be seen by deliberate choice. However discovered, the best part of it would be the unexpected yet visible place they would have been discovered from; and then you hear about that in some passing breeze, and when you find them, the first thing to run inside your head will be, “Where were you my whole life?”

Summer Bay Resort, Lang Tengah Island
Summer Bay Resort, Lang Tengah Island

Lang Tengah Island

Lang Tengah or Pulau Lang Tengah is an island in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. The Island is sandwiched between the Pulau Redang and Pulau Pergentian, on the East Coast of Malaysia. The name of this island translates as “the eagle in the middle”, as a reference to its location. Also, some people call it the “Maldives of Malaysia” owing to its marine richness.

Lang Tengah is not a place that appears so simple at plain sight but then turns into an extravagantly beautiful area – it simply is breath-taking upon first sight, with simplicity, grandeur, tranquility and brightness, all of them enmeshed together and served via Nature for us humans, in another example of its generosity.

This island has no roads to travel, except a few jungle paths cleared by civilization for convenience of travel. The only way to get around the island is by foot or by water, either by boats or by canoes.

 

The terrestrial of Lang Tengah Island

The tropical island has both terrestrial and marine richness. The lush rainforest cover gives a home for its own diverse ecosystem including birds, frogs, lizards and insects. It is a place with fresh oxygen and refreshing aura, all the while letting you give a reminder about the actual life outside the mechanically-built and pressing world.

Pulau Lang Tengah
Pulau Lang Tengah

The water around Lang Tengah Island

The marine side compliments this atmosphere with its beaches that have light-producing ostracods washed up on the shore, which lights the beach with a shade of neon blue, like crystals have fallen of the waters and deposited on the beach as a mark of ownership, like they belong with each other.

The water is crystal-clear, and the beaches are stunningly white in the daytime. The ecosystem inside the water isn’t any less significant to its terrestrial counterpart – they have excellent coral reefs with schools of fish swarming, sometimes even sharks and rays. However, the frequent yet brief thunderstorms restrict the ferry transports and activities of the resort between October and March.

The island offers not only a chance to escape and experience life in its fullness but also to involve in environmentally-conscious activities, like conservative activities. For example, the Turtle Bay beach in the island is dedicated to marine turtle conservation. The Lang Tengah Turtle Watch is responsible for this, and consists of volunteers to run their objectives – you can donate to their cause and also buy their merchandise! Also, you can get a chance to see baby sharks in the shallows! You will have an added enriching experience of learning about the different members of the society who are not humans who make up this planet.

Turtle in Pulau Lang Tengah, Malaysia
Turtle in Pulau Lang Tengah, Malaysia

What you carry till the end of your life is memories. Make sure to take all opportunities you can to hold tight to them. Pulau Lang Tengah exists in its sereneness and beauty to make an imprint on you.

 

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Our resort provides 4-star accommodation and services, bringing you the best of tropical island vacation with the comforts of air-conditioned spaces and luxurious amenities. Standard, Superior Room, Garden View, Pool View room – choose what is best for you!

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The Sunrise & Sunset

 

Enjoy pretty sunrise and sunset views from Lang Tengah hotel or from the beach.

Apart from watching beautiful sunrise and sunset at Batu Kuching and Batu Bulan, you could also enjoy the lovely skies on any one of the beaches on the island. Remember to get your camera ready to take enchanting shots of the sunrise and sunset – the views are simply amazing that you can’t help but gaze in awe at Mother Nature’s raw beauty.

Turtle Conservatory at Lang Tengah Island Turtle Bay

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  If you are lucky enough, you could possibly watch baby turtles hatching!

Lang Tengah Island also houses a Turtle Conservatory at Turtle Bay, a more secluded beach among the other beaches of the island. Turtle Bay is the place where turtle conservation and research efforts are carried out by a team of volunteers called Lang Tengah Turtle Watch (LTTW), and also serves as the main nesting area for turtles.

If you happen to visit at a time where the turtles come to the ground, you will be lucky to see nests and maybe even some hatchlings depending on the time of the year![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”64″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Source: stories.travel360.com[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Lang Tengah Island

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The Lesser Known Paradise in Malaysia

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With more discoveries by tourists over the years and article coverage about the island, Lang Tengah Island’s beauty is slowly coming into the limelight. In fact, this island that is situated off the coast of Terengganu between Redang Island and Perhentian Island is a hidden gem amongst the popular ones in Malaysia.

With white sandy beaches, clear blue waters, wonderful marine biodiversity, Lang Tengah Island has basically everything that makes up a pretty great island for vacation.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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