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 Island about a half hour’s boat ride from Merang Jetty. Boats are sent from the resorts to pick up tourists at the Merang Jetty. Pickup is usually in the morning until noon. It is easy to fly to Terengganu airport and get a taxi to Merang Jetty. Coaches also travel from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu, from where you can get to Merang Jetty by personal car or taxi. Although officially, Merang Jetty is given an address in Kuala Terengganu, rather than in Merang itself, it is in fact in Merang, and the journey to the jetty lasts about 50-60 minutes by car from the centre of KT and about 40 minutes from KT Airport.
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.
- The fantastic coral reef all around the island,
- the amazing insect, reptile and bird life in the forest
- turtles nesting on the beaches
- baby sharks in the shallows
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 [dead link] 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 [dead link]. 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 [dead link]) at the Scuba-Yu Dive Centre [dead link] next to the Sari Pacifica Resort.
Conservation activities You can participate in many conservation activities offered by (TRACC [dead link]) and Asian Shark Conservation, find out more at the Scuba-yu dive centre [dead link] 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.
Relax on the beach and read a good book.
Scuba-yu dive centre [dead link] next to the Sari Pacifica Resort. ☎ +60 198309046, fax: +60 , e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Tourists can only eat at the resorts - there are no other restaurants.
There are several resorts:
- Lang Sari Resort.
- Square Point.
- Sari Pacifica Hotel, Resort & Spa - Lang Tengah, ☎ . An elegant resort located on a beautiful west facing beach. The resort is built in local traditional Malaysian “kampung” style architecture. The resort villas feature elegantly draped king size beds fit for royalty while some rooms come with double queen beds.
Swimsuits are acceptable, but most resorts prefer for you to cover up for mealtimes. No public nudity is allowed.