THE idyllic Pulau Redang is a popular holiday destination due to its crystal-clear waters and white sandy beaches.
The island, located off the coast of Terengganu, is now devoid of tourists due to the prolonged travel restrictions brought on by the Movement Control Order (MCO) to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Pulau Redang’s tourism sector has been crippled since the first MCO last year. The island’s residents, who rely on tourism for their livelihoods, are in dire straits.
Now these resort operators, boat drivers, souvenir store owners and camping site operators rely on gardening, fishing, boat maintenance and food stalls for a living.
By : Ghazali Kori – NST