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HANDICRAFTS
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ISLANDS HOLIDAYS
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MARANG
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DUNGUN
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KEMAMAN
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HULU TERENGGANU
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SETIU
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  Lata Belatan Recreational Forest
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TERENGGANU - EAST COAST REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA
KEMAMAN
 
 

KEMAMAN

Kemaman is the southern-most district of Terengganu with Chukai as its administrative centre.

 

It is by far the most developed district in the state, thanks to the state choice of building refineries in the district.  Processing plants of all kind mushroomed over a short period of time. The long coastline that spans Kertih and Kuala Kemaman accounts for the existing numerous fishing villages.  Chukai was once a busy port.  During the years, Chukai was visited by many traders from the distant shores.  Many of them were captivated by the beauty of the land and decided to settle for good.  Bringing along their traditions and skills. It is of little wonder Kemaman has such houses as the Rumah Jambi and Masjid Jambi that are built by the descendents of settlers from Jambi, Sumatera. These building are unique in the sense of that these foreign concepts could be incorporated into Terengganu's local community. Kemaman is also home a fireflies population at Sungai Yak Yah, Kampung Ibok.

 
 

TELAGA SIMPUL

 

Located Near Bukit Penjabad of Kuala Kemaman near Marina Beach, Telaga Simpul was mentioned in the journals of the great traveler, Abdullah Munshi.  There is a freshwater well.  For a long time, travellers have been using the well to freshen to replenish their water supply.  However, according to myths, travelers must tie a knot using the pandanus leaves nearby and place it by the well to avoid bad luck.  Today, the place has been restored and basic amenities are provided.

 
 
 

KEMASIK BEACH

 

Slightly further north of Chukai is the Kemasik Beach that looks dazzling and inviting.  Here, one can visit typical Malay villages where the people are warm and friendly.  Some old fishermen here still use the elegantly ornamented fishing boats to go fishing the traditional way and perhaps you can follow them out to the sea for a day for an unforgettable experience.  Here, beach fishing is still the main stay...

 
 
 

KIJAL BEACH

 

Kijal is famous for its Lemang, a delicious mix of glutinous rice and coconut milk, placed inside a bamboo and cooked over a slow fire.  Getting to Kijal is also as wonderful as spending time there as the route to Kijal is extremely scenic and picturesque.  Pantai Kijal is one of the most beautiful coastlines in Terengganu and the people here are friendly and accommodate...

 
 
 

FIREFLIES

A recently discovered firefly's sanctuary in Sungai Yak Yah, Kampung Ibok, provide another attraction in Kemaman.  Take a cruise down the Yak Yah River to watch one of the wonders of nature, the flickering lights of the fireflies on tree branches are certainly a magical sight to behold.  Fireflies produce light via unique chemical reaction of combined enzyme and oxygen and are able to turn lights under their abdomen on and off by controlling the oxygen supplies. The rhythmic flashes produce vary by sex and species. Scientist believe that flashes are part of a signal system for attracting mates or warning system to predators. The memory of these 'Christmas Trees' lining the mangrove riverbanks of the river can often be cherished only in one's mind, as it is quite difficult to capture this scene in a photograph. When thousands, if not millions of fireflies get together, the result is wondrous symphony of lights that is truly a sight to behold. It is easily accessible with jetty and boat service available.

 
 
 

BAKAU TINGGI RECREATION PARK

 

Bakau Tinggi is a swampy mangroves of Sungai Bakau Tinggi.  One of the main attractions of this park is its river, long and winding with waters so clear you can see the fish swimming. Here, all the basic facilities are provided including gazebos, playgrounds, public toilets and food stalls.  Boardwalks and jetties have been built as added convenience.

 
 
 

MASJID KAMPUNG TUAN

 

Situated near the riverbanks of Sungai Limbong, the mosque was built in 1830 by Syed Abdul Rahman Abdul Samad, a religious teacher from Pattani, Thailand.  What makes this mosque special is its four-tier rooftop with the upper-most tier made entirely of copper.  The building itself was made of durable Cengal wood and is carved with intricate motifs that were influenced by the Islamic arts from Pattani.  All these have made the mosque stands out among the others.

 
 
 

MASJID JAMBI

 

Built in 1937 at Kampung Pasir Gajah, Masjid Jambi was built by the village folks themselves with traditional building materials brought in from Jambi in Indonesia.  It roof tiles were specially imported from India.  The mosque also spoils a replica of the buffalo's horn on its ooftops and the influence of Jambi Heritage is clearly evident in this building.

 
 
 
 
KEMAMAN
TERENGGANU - EAST COAST REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA