Redang is located 45km off the Northeast coast of Peninsula Malaysia and is the biggest of a group of nine protected islands scattered in the South China Sea. The island offers crystal lucid waters and numerous dive sites. Sheltered within the Pulau Redang Marine Park, the waters here are rich in marine life. At midday when sun rays penetrate the sea, brilliant hues of coral, anemones and masses of fish can be seen. The waters around Pulau Redang also contain two historic shipwrecks: The H.M.S. Prince of Wales and H.M.S. Repulse, which sank here at the start of World War II, setting the stage for the Japanese occupation of Malaya. This paradise island is perfect for snorkelling, swimming, scuba-diving, jungle trekking, boating and canoeing. No fishing is allowed within a 3.2km radius of the island as Pulau Redang is listed as a marine park. The collection of corals and other aquatic life is also strictly prohibited.