|Arriving at Pulau Redang...|
Hello, Redang Island.
Thank you for welcoming us with your warm weather and icy-cold fruit juices.
Thank you for Teluk Dalam beach, which was like our own little piece of paradise...
|Teluk Dalam beach.|
Even if we had to stay alert to keep our belongings safe from lurking monkeys who like to steal.
|Monkey in the jungle bordering the beach.|
Thank you for the gorgeous village kittens who were so adorable...
And so endearingly playful.
Thank you for the hospitality we received at the restaurants, such as this man who came out dancing with a fish, just because we expressed curiosity about what an "ikan ebek" was.
|Man at restaurant, with a big fish - an "ikan ebek", also known as indian threadfish or diamond trevally.|
Thank you for the very, very delicious keropok lekor...
|Keropok lekor - local fried fish sausage.|
And all the very freshly caught and cooked fish we consumed everyday.
|Grilled fish wrapped in banana leaf.|
And where we stayed, there wasn't much nightlife, but we had pleasant walks in the quiet of the night, and we watched strangers catch fish for their dinner...
|A stranger's catch.|
And we went around sighting tokay geckos, for they are very cool nocturnal creatures who don't seem to mind too much if we discreetly hang out with them.
|A tokay gecko.|
And thank you for letting us swim with the colourful fishes in your clear waters, I only wish I had bought an underwater camera to capture those glorious moments.
Thank you for everything, Redang Island, we had a wonderful time.