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Terengganu Marine Park - Redang Island Archipelago

Terengganu state boasts four primary archipelagos within its marine park system: the Pulau Redang Archipelago, the Pulau Perhentian Archipelago, the Pulau Kapas Archipelago, and the Pulau Tenggol Archipelago. Each of these island groups offers its own unique blend of natural beauty, marine biodiversity, and recreational opportunities, making Terengganu a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.

The Redang Island Archipelago encompasses twelve islands, including Redang Island, Pinang Island, Ling Island, Ekor Tebu Island, Kerengga Besar Island, Kerengga Kecil Island, Paku Besar Island, Paku Kecil Island, Chupak Island, Yu Kecil Island, Yu Besar Island, and Lima (Limau) Island. The waters surrounding these islands, spanning a radius of 2 nautical miles from the lowest sea level, are designated as the Redang Island Malaysia Marine Park, serving as both a sanctuary for marine life and a Fisheries Prohibited Area (FPA).


Managed by the Marine Park & Resource Management Division of the Department of Fisheries Malaysia, the marine park aims to conserve and sustainably manage the marine resources within its boundaries, while fostering public awareness and appreciation of Malaysia's natural marine heritage. The archipelago's climate is shaped by the north-east monsoon, which prevails from November to March, bringing heavy rainfall and rough seas, rendering the islands less accessible by boat during these months.


Despite the challenges posed by the monsoon, the archipelago supports a fishing village on Redang Island, where about 200 families reside in stilt houses along the Sungai Redang estuary. Agriculture, primarily focused on the Sungai Redang Valley's flat lands, includes fruit cultivation and remnants of coconut and pepper plantations. The island's ecosystem, including its mangrove forests, is managed through collaborative efforts between federal and state governments to ensure sustainable development and minimize adverse environmental impacts.

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