Malaysia Tourism Board Launches Sustainable CSR Programme on Redang Island

Tourism Malaysia’s CSR program in Pulau Redang promotes sustainability and supports the SDGs through activities such as beach cleanups and turtle conservation.

Redang Island – Malaysia Tourism Board To demonstrate our commitment to sustainable tourism, CSR Program At Redang Island, United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This joint initiative: Terengganu Tourism, University of Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), Berjaya Hotels and ResortsMainstream media, social media influencers, celebrity chefs, etc. Dato Ismail Ahmad Aiming to promote Malaysia’s rich heritage and foster cultural exchange and understanding, Chef Ismail will introduce authentic Malaysian cuisine to tourists and the local community alike, highlighting the power of food to bring people together and foster understanding.

The programme also includes a range of activities designed to enhance sustainability on Redang Island, including:

  • Beach Clean-up: Taaras Beach and Spa Resort, a part of Berjaya Hotels and Resorts, will lead a beach clean-up initiative to protect the natural beauty of Redang Island and reduce marine debris, engaging both the local community and tourists. The initiative promotes responsible practices and highlights the importance of marine conservation, while making a positive contribution to the local community and the environment.
  • Turtle Conservation Education: At Chagar Hutan Turtle Sanctuary, participants will learn about the vital role of turtle conservation and the importance of marine life and their habitats. The experience supports ecotourism efforts showcasing the island’s rich biodiversity.
  • Converting Used Cooking Oil into Soap: UMT, through its Institute for Marine Environment Studies (INOS), will educate participants on sustainable tourism practices. The program will also showcase an innovative initiative to turn used cooking oil into soap, demonstrating how businesses can contribute to environmental sustainability by reducing waste and promoting resource utilisation.

The programme is fully aligned with sustainable tourism practices outlined in the National Tourism Policy 2020 – 2030. These activities can also be integrated into existing tourism packages offered by the industry, creating immersive experiences that benefit both visitors and local communities.

By implementing such initiatives, Tourism Malaysia and its partners are not only enhancing Redang Pulau’s attractiveness as a tourist destination, but also ensuring the island’s long-term ecological and cultural sustainability in the run-up to Malaysia Tourism 2026 (VM2026).

Theodore is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the TravelDailyNews Media Network and is responsible for business development and planning for the long-term opportunities for TravelDailyNews.

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