Saturday, 16 October 2010

Pulau Redang, Malaysia

Another card from Malaysia.. this one is an official card, and it actually arrived on the same day as the cottage card! It's also interesting how on some days I get a huge bunch of mail and on others hardly anything. Does the postman do that deliberately or can it really be a coincidence?


Anyway. Isn't it a gorgeous view?! Once again I wish I could Apparate and Disapparate - travelling would be so much cheaper and easier that way. :P

This is Pulau Redang (Redang Island) in Terengganu. It is one of the largest islands off the east coast of Malaysia. It is one of nine islands, which form a marine park, and which offer snorkeling and diving opportunities. The island is also an important conservation site for sea turtles.

The waters around Pulau Redang also contain two historic shipwrecks: HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse. The ships were sunk here at the start of World War II, setting the stage for the Japanese occupation of Malaya.

The sender, Lim, tells me that not long ago, Malaysian government announced that some islands/beaches had to be 'closed' because the amount of coral reefs is decreasing at an alarming rate. Pulau Redang is one of these islands.

I couldn't find any information about the stamp.. it's very pretty and the mountain is printed in a way that makes it come up a bit.

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