Pulau Lang Tengah is a very small island located between Perhentian Island and Redang Island. This little island is accessible by a 30-minute boat ride from the Merang jetty. According to locals, Lang Tengah takes its name from ‘Lang’ which comes from helang which means ‘eagle’ in the Malay language, and tengah, meaning ‘middle’. Thus, Lang Tengah means eagles resting on the middle island.
The island is very small indeed. A round-island trip by speed boat takes only 10 minutes. The beach is narrow and land is limited. However, its small size gives it its best advantage – Lang Tengah Island holds only 4 resort operators, ensuring a peaceful visit.
And the winning attraction of this tiny and peaceful island Some of the best snorkelling and scuba diving in Malaysia!
Lang Tengah island is difficult to access during the east coast’s monsoon (November – March).
How to get there
Ferries leave from the jetty in Merang at 10 am and noon and return from the island at 8.30 am and 2 pm.
There are decent resorts on the island, but it is best to book them as part of an organised dive tour so that meals, diving and accommodation are all-inclusive.