Most of us are familiar with Redang Island in Terengganu but Selangor has its very own Pantai Redang, which is located near the small town of Sekinchan.
Despite its charming name, the beach here is not a famous snorkelling or swimming spot but it offers a good at sunset and was made popular by the 30-episode drama The Seeds of Life, which aired about three years ago.
The popularity of Pantai Redang is growing thanks to the series, attracting tourists from as far as Singapore and Hong Kong who flock here to get a glimpse of the sunset and padi fields.
The Seeds Of Life dwells on the simplicity of life in a small town where the main source of income comes from the padi fields and the sea.
On weekends, bus-loads of tourists drop by for a break and to try out activities such as kite-flying on the beach.
“Today, Pantai Redang is so popular that locals are benefiting from the business tourists bring in every weekend.
“Businesses, especially seafood restaurants and commercial outlets, among other places, are booming in the area,” said Ng.
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