The furthest I could look, all I could see was a horizon of deep blue sea merging with the shade of green. It was Redang Island (or Pulau Redang known by the Malays) of Malaysia, a beautiful serene land for relaxation and activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, and turtle tracking. This island is in Kuala Nerus district, Terengganu- one of the largest islands off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The island is famous for its crystal-clear waters and white sandy beaches.

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A land you would not regret visiting if you came looking for tranquility. Both me and my husband love to explore new places- another similarity of habits that we found towards the 6th month of our arranged marriage. It’s beautiful how we are getting to know more about each other along the little adventures of our life.

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So in this adventure to Redang Island, we got to see the beauty of nature and the magical creation of the creator with our very own eyes. The mesmerizing views of the world took our breath away! From snorkeling in the deep blue ocean to walking on the white sands in the evening, there wasn’t a time when we were not enough thankful for being where we were.

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It was my first time of trying snorkeling and that too without knowing how to swim(!). I kept getting upside down in the water. I wasn’t being able to keep my body straight at all. And this became another memory that I would be kept reminded of and joked by my husband for the rest of my life.

 

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I have an unexplained fascination towards sparkling lights and little hut-like rooms- so when I found the combination of the two prominent on the white sand, I couldn’t afford wasting a moment. I knew I was to take snaps of this image on both my heart and camera. This hut wasn’t a part of the nature but it sure matched majestically with the beautiful surroundings of the island.

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The island stretched into long paths by the ocean that led to huge brown rocks and a bridge. I loved crossing and sitting over those rocks that made the fusion of colors of the ocean vividly visible from the distant. There were also netted swings throughout the land, tied to the tall coconut trees, where you could relax intermittently. And in case you feel too much relaxation is getting the most of you, you can play volleyball with others in the open air like my husband did.

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Pulao Redang was truly one of the places that made me appreciate the beauty of nature more. I feel very lucky to have been able to witness the place in not pictures but through my own eyes. A fascinating place to be and enjoy the beautiful sunsets and melodious music on the evenings.

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