Earlier, I had written about my word for 2011–DISCOVER. [See: My word for 2011: What's yours?] To fully give justice to this fantastic year, I’m putting together photos that speak exactly about how this year has been for me:
And of course, batiks in a dizzying array of colors, shapes, and patterns.
|A mug of Teh Tarrik we had at Putrajaya.|
Redang Island, part of the state of Terengganu, is located off Malaysia’s East Coast. While this part of Malaysia is rather known for rough current althroughout the year, Redang is quite an exception. It joins equally well known Malaysian beaches such as Langkawi, Perhentian, and Pangkor Laut. Relatively uninhabited, this Marine Conservation Area is home to rich marine life akin to the Philippines’ very own.
Redang is one beautiful, beautiful island. I fell in love with it in the four or so days we were there, and I’m certain everyone else who has been there felt the same.
For this entry, let me take you to Redang’s Marine Park, the biggest and most popular snorkeling site in the island.
You may also want to read through the rest of my entries from my Malaysia trip (will add more as I finish all my entries):
Dancing in the rain in Citrawarna 2011
Touches of Paradise
For more of these beautiful destinations [including, of course, how to get there], please get your copies of asianTraveler magazine’s Beaches of Southeast Asia 4 (July 2011). You won’t be disappointed!
Thanks for reading and do come back for more!
Excerpt from my feature on Berjaya Redang Island Resort in Redang Island, Terengganu, Malaysia for AsianTraveler magazine’s Beaches of Southeast Asia 4 issue.
A white yacht sat quietly on the horizon, punctuating the neat fold of sea-green and blue before my eyes. On both sides, rolling greens enclose this piece of the South China Sea, like loving arms caressing a gem.
Standing in the middle of the beach, its fine sand caressing my weary feet under the early afternoon sun, I felt like a small child looking up and around in awe at this magnificent blanket of green and blue.
I was at Berjaya Redang, a secluded cove located in Redang Island, lonely and yet beautiful off the East Coast of Malaysia, but I might as well have been in another world.
I was on a race to experience this unexpectedly quiet, unhurried beauty that lay before me. All I had, after all, was roughly 24 hours.
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