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'Escape' from the modern world

We booked our summer holiday to Thailand this year already since tickets are so expensive nowadays.

I remember this little Malaysian island 64 km south of the Thai border. We spend such a nice time here in summer of 2000. I know such places are hard to find nowadays. Tourist industry will find this island one day....

 

Photo taken in 2000 with a Kodak panorama camera.

 

In the absence of tourism, economic activity on the Pulau Redang Island would be limited to small-scale fishing. Owing to the Islands' protected status, the main tourist activities are minimal in environmental impact: sunbathing, snorkeling, scuba diving, turtle and shark-watching. The only electrical power is provided by diesel generators and is not 24-hour. Fresh water is provided by springs. In this respect, the Pulau Redang Islands are prized by tourists as an 'escape' from the modern world.

 

The only access to the Islands is by boat from the fishing villages of Kuala Besut and Tok Bali. Local tourist operators run fishing boats ones per day.

 

P.S. wanna know where this place is? Click on here

 

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Taken on March 6, 2000