Jam signed up for a diving course on the first day and while he was away diving, his friend and I went snorkeling by the beach in front of the Redang Pelangi Resort where we stayed. It was good practice for an amateur snorkeler like me! If only I had the chance to do some snorkeling by the beach before I went for my scary first time snorkeling in the open sea hours earlier!
While it was basically snorkeling and eating, and snorkeling and eating in the daytime, the 2 nights at Redang was spent strolling along the Pasir Panjang Beach and visiting some of the resorts lining the beach.
I came across some beach chairs in front of some resorts during our stroll and was tempted to just lie on them. This I did and it was so calm and relaxing lying there facing the sea, looking up at the starry sky and listening to the sound of the waves lapping up the shore, I almost fell asleep!
This is a photo I took while lying in the beach chair.
Before this trip, Jam had told me about the existence of blue sand in Redang. Apparently, the mysterious blue sand can only be found at the beach in front of Redang Reef Resort. This resort is located along Pasir Panjang Beach at the south of Redang Pelangi Resort where we stayed. (Refer to the map below)
So after dinner on our first night, we set out to search for this blue sand. It was quite a long walk from our resort, but after passing a wooden bridge, we reached Redang Reef Resort. We could see many people at the beach searching for the blue sand, so we joined in the fun.
So did we find the blue sand? Yes, we did! But actually it was not the sand that was blue. It was the blue light emitted by a tiny sea firefly called Bioluminescent Ostracod! Apparently, these tiny creatures emit light to attract mates!
Photo of More More Tea Inn courtesy of Panoramio.com
We checked out early in the morning on the last day. We had to take the boat back to mainland and from there take the bus to Kuala Terengganu where we would be staying for a night before flying back to KL the following day.
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