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Terengganu : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
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  Unique Homestays
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ARTS & CULTURE
  Traditional Games & Pastimes
  Traditional Music & Dance
   
HISTORY & HERITAGE
  Terengganu History
  The 19th Century
  The 20th Century
  The Age Of Commerce
 
  The Inscribed Stone
 
  Traditional Boat Building
  Malay Exotic Wooden
  Royal Treasures
  The Chinese Village
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HANDICRAFTS
  Malay Handicrafts
  Batik, Songket & Silk
  Brassware & Wood Carving
  Mengkuang & Pandanus Weaving
  Keris (Blade) Making
  Rattan & Bamboo Product
  Traditional Wau / Kite Making
   
PLACES OF INTEREST
 
  Must Visit Places
 
ISLANDS HOLIDAYS
  Islands Of Terengganu
  Pulau Perhentian Island
  Pulau Lang Tengah Island
  Pulau Redang Island
  Pulau Bidong Island
  Pulau Kapas & Gemia Island
  Pulau Tenggol Island
 
  Beach Holidays
  Recreational Forest
 
TASIK KENYIR (LAKE)
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  Herbs Park & Kelah Sanctuary
  Adventure Nature
  Tanjong Mentong (Taman Negara)
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KUALA TERENGGANU
  Around The City
  Islamic Civilization Park
  Batu Burok Beach
  Chendering
  The Museum
  Sungai Terengganu River Cruise
   
MARANG
  Overview
   
DUNGUN
  Overview
  Chemerong Waterfall
  Rantau Abang (Turtle Nesting)
   
KEMAMAN
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HULU TERENGGANU
  Overview
  Ajil Pheasant Park
  Berang River Safari
  Sekayu Waterfall (Must Visit)
   
SETIU
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KUALA BESUT
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  Lata Belatan Recreational Forest
  Lata Berangin & La Hot Springs
  Lata Tembakah Waterfall
 
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TERENGGANU - EAST COAST REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA
Unique Homestays
 
 

HOMESTAY EXPERIENCE

"More than being a lower-cost alternative for travellers, Homestays in Terengganu offer a closer encounter to the real lifestyle of the kampung people, untouched by commercialization".

Homestay Experience - Terengganu

 

Before the homestay concept was widely introduced in the country, there were already demands for such "foster family" type of tourism program in Terengganu. The whole idea was to experience the genuine lifestyle and hospitality of Terengganu village people, or "Kampung' people.   More than being a lower-cost alternative for travelers, Homestays in Terengganu offer a closer encounter to the real lifestyle of the Kampung people, untouched by commercialization. The experience is made more invaluable by the naturally warm & friendly Kampung families, entertaining every need of their highly honored guests, including specially prepared variations of traditional recipes for every meal, indulging in their daily chores and visits to local cottage industries. It is fascinating to watch trained coconut plucking monkey, enjoying local fruits or even play along traditional games and pastime with local kids. These are the priceless experience that is luring travelers into the villages of Terengganu.

 

Priceless experience that is luring travelers into the villages of Terengganu

 

There are a bundle of privately run Homestays in Terengganu. Each one has its own unique experience to offer. With the wide bio-diversity nature of the state, travelers can choose their homestay adventure, be it by the South China Sea with the fishermen or up river with the villagers, or even in big and small towns around the state.

 

Today, Terengganu Homestay is moving a step higher. In-line with the State Government's initiative in highlighting its "Nature & Heritage" as the main selling point for the state's tourism, a program has been developed to propel the homestay industry further forward. To ensure a certain standard in travelers' comfort, the homestay communities or operators must register their operations with the Ministry of Tourism.

 

With this program, there are certain criteria to be fulfilled, but the registered homestay operators are ensured eligibility for assistance and support from the government, eligibility for grant assistance and subsidy schemes support from the government, to improve their homes and further develop their operations as a profitable business.

 

Terengganu Homestay has proven success in terms of its ever-increasing demand, Today, private resorts in Terengganu are adopting the idea of homestay, to provide the'ir guests with personal touch and experience, in a higher level of comfort.

Nature & Heritage Homestays - Terengganu

 

Aryani Resort, Pura Tanjung Sabtu, Pahlawan Warisan Resort and Terrapuri are the two current concept resorts offering premium standard of "Homestay" experience. Driven by passions of the owners, 100 to 200-year-old traditional Terengganu homes are being re-assembled as exclusive suites in resorts, blend with the surrounding traditional villages.

 

Malay Kampung Homestays - Terengganu

 

This resort portrays your view to the natural and cultural Terengganu settings, in as-star environment. But for those who are in for the real Terengganu experience, Terengganu Homestay is definitely the answer.

 
  TELUK KETAPANG HOMESTAY

Teluk Ketapang Homestay - Kuala Terengganu

 

Situated in the north of Kuala Terengganu town, Teluk Ketapang Homestay is a ten-minute drive from the Sultan Mahmud International Airport. In 2006, the Teluk Ketapang Youth Club started the village's homestay program with only 15 participating homes. Today, it has increased to 37 houses that accommodate more than 70 guests at one time.   Separated from the town by the Kuala Terengganu River, the..T. eluk Ketapang village is accessible by both land and water. The 3 km Sultan Mahmud bridge connects the town to the village, crossing' the vibrant Pulau Duyong (a culture-rich. island), or using the traditional "Bot Penambang" (slow passenge~ riverboats) transporting people across the river from the town's Shahbandar jetty.  

 

Kampung Teluk Ketapang is a traditional yet vibrant fishing village, where the making of Keropok (traditional fish sausages and fish crackers), Belacan (shrimp paste) and Budu (fish sauce) are normal everyday scenes. On certain days, travelers can also witness some of Terengganu's traditional games like "Cak Kekok Kaki Ayam", "Ting-Ting Bulu Ayam" and "Bola Takraw Bulat". Thriving small scale businesses such as batik imprints, dried fish and squids has their demand as far as Kuala Lumpur and Singapor~. The infa~ous traditional boat making village on Pulau Duyong (which is also the Monsoon Cup Yacht Racing venue) and the Terengganu State Museum are just a riverboat ride away.

 

Across the river, next to the town's Shahbandar jetty is Pasar Kedai Payang (Payang Central Market), where travelers can enjoy a great variety of traditional food and shop for local arts & crafts, while living the culture of Terengganu; all at a very reasonable price. Plans are underway to relocate all shops to the new Waterfront Heritage Bazaar which offers convenience and comfort for shoppers.

 
 
  HOMESTAY RHU 10

Homestay Rhu 10 : Typical Malay traditional fishing village - Setiu, Terengganu

 

Homestay Rhu 10 is a program initiated by the Rhu 10 Fishermen Association. It's a typical traditional fishing village located in the northern district of Setiu, 4S minutes away from Kuala Terengganu. The tropical landscape of the 'pristine Rhu 10 beach can already be a sole reason to end up at this homestay. Facing the infamous Redang Island, the village features a unique view of nature at its best; white sandy beach, the calm South China Sea, swaying coconut trees, along with the noises of village children playing in the background - totally refreshing.

 

Surrounded by fishermen community, travelers would not be able to resist the temptation to hop along in one of the fishing boats and get the piece of the action themselves. The fishermen normally set to sea between 6am to 8am in the morning, and by noon you can see dozens of the boats returning with loads of fresh catches; from variety of fishes to crabs and lobsters, which were then brought up to the stalls by the side of the main road for sale.   Other than fishing, the Rhu 10 Homestay community also offers a lot of cultural experience. Its vicinity is known for the Terengganu traditional art of woodcarving, top spinning and top making, as well as the production of traditional seafood products like dried salted fish and cuttlefish, and Keropok Lekor (fish sausages and crackers).

 
  PASIR RAJA HOMESTAY

Pasir Raja Homestay is a typical, genuine traditional Malay village. Founded in 1870, Pasir Raja village was originally a camping, hunting and visiting ground for the Royal families in the past. It was also a commercial hub for the ancient rural communities; a popular stopover for traders, as it was in the middle of the peninsula Malaysia's most preferred east-coast to west-coast earlier land route.   Some of the main commodities exchanged and produced in Pasir Raja village in those times were resin, agarwood, candan (hirta), durian paste as well as various herbs for traditional medicines.

 

Until today, some of the activities extracting these valuable commodities from Terengganu tropical forests still continue as a source of income. In fact, the world's biggest and oldest Chengal Tree (Neobalanocarpus heimii) was discovered here in 1999.

 

The 1,300-year-old tree is now part of the national reserve forest; due to its adventurous jungle trekking up to the tree, visitors are advised to get assistance from Forestry Department to visit the tree.   Being a historical ground as it is, many of the traditions are well preserved.

Pasir Raja Homestay is a typical, genuine traditional Malay village - Terengganu

 

On a good day, you can still witness some of the traditional ceremonies being held or games being played by the villagers, like buffalo fight, silat, spinning top, joget lambak (festive dance) and synchronised rice pounding (Tumbuk Emping).

 
  PURA TANJUNG SABTU

Pura Tanjung Sabtu, a complex of centuries-old Terengganu Malay timber houses resembled, restored and preserve in the style of a princely palace of 18th century Terengganu.

 

Pura Tanjung Sabtu, a complex of centuries-old Terengganu Malay timber houses resembled, restored and preserve in the style of a princely palace of 18th century Terengganu. It is the private residence of Tengku Ismail Bin Tengku Su, which is now open to paying guests who would like to experience the courtly living of Terengganu's past. Your patronage will help to preserve the architectural heritage of Terengganu.

 

Tengku Ismail is a well known Songket designer, self-taught in the art of fine Songket weaving and conservator of traditional Terengganu Malay timber houses.He also designs fine jewellery for ladies and exclusive buttons for Malay gentlement's costumes. His other specialty and passion is reproduction of antique court jewellery and decorative part of the ceremonial Keris. In 1991, he received a Royal Warrant of Appointment from the Terengganu Sultan in recognition of his supply of fine Songket to the Royal Court.

 

Pura Tanjung Sabtu Homestay - Terengganu

 

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