Road Trip Selangor: Peaceful Pantai Redang
A Redang beach in Selangor?
As far as I know (since I was at a young age that is), Redang beach is located off the shores of Terengganu, in the east coast of Peninsular. However when we went to Sekinchan for a weekend road trip, we decided to stop by Pantai Redang which was merely 30 minutes away by car. It is truly a hidden beach where we had to pass by a fishing village with boats making their way in to the (boat) parking lots, Chinese restaurants such as Guan Hwat, a Chinese temple before we saw a small signage that said Pantai Redang. From here, we turned left and then followed the road until we arrived to the beach side.
We stopped for awhile and in time to see a large red painted boat floating into the pier with loud honks of the horn. Smalls boats gave way to this big fishing boat. It was strange seeing a river bed in the middle of nowhere and right smack in a small fishing village. We drove off then with the smell of ikan kering and the river water leading us to the beach side.
Taking a break on Pantai Redang.
Many people come here for the weekends and public holidays as it is a nice and windy place for kite flying, walking along the beach shores or taking a bite from the snack stalls. We parked and made our way on foot to the beach with everyone else. I loved how tree houses were built with wood and furnished with hammocks, swings made of ropes and plastic chairs, tires for kids to play with.
It wasn’t a long shore and the beach is not made for swimming purposes. We walked to the end of the shore where we saw a pier looking out to a row of fishing village just across from us. It was high tide and as we stood on the rocks, the water splashed around us, soaking our ankles. A man sat the very edge of the jetty holding on to his fishing line as hard as he could for fear it would take off without him.
Bringing some souvenirs home.
We didn’t stay long as the sun started to set and we planned to have dinner along the way home. It turned out to be an interesting first time trip here to a beach side that I’ve never heard of or aware about. When we don’t have plans for a trip abroad, we make time for rediscovery in our own backyard in this case our state, Selangor. On our way back, we stopped at a fruit stall to bring some souvenirs home. The fruits were arranged in such a color coordinated way which was attractive to the eye. There were corns, ubi kayu (tapioca), mangoes, dragon fruits and bananas for the picking.
About Yafieda Jamil
A Malaysian girl currently working abroad in Phnom Penh city. I love a good road trip, hot cappuccinos, spicy food and staring at old buildings. My mission is to inspire people to see the world differently before we all get any older. Oh and giraffes are the most beautiful creatures on earth.