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Terengganu : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
  Welcome
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  Getting Around
 
  Terengganu Map 1
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  Visit Terengganu
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  The Ultimate Destination
 
  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
  Others
   
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)
  General Info
  Herbs Park & Kelah Sanctuary
  Adventure Nature
  Tanjong Mentong (Taman Negara)
  Houseboat Holidays
 
  Getting There
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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
  Overview
   
HULU TERENGGANU
  Overview
  Ajil Pheasant Park
  Berang River Safari
  Sekayu Waterfall (Must Visit)
   
SETIU
  Overview
   
KUALA BESUT
  Overview
  Lata Belatan Recreational Forest
  Lata Berangin & La Hot Springs
  Lata Tembakah Waterfall
 
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TERENGGANU - EAST COAST REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA

KUALA TERENGGANU - Around The City

 
 

KUALA TERENGGANU

(Terengganu State Capital)

 

As the state capital of Terengganu, Kuala Terengganu is strategically located at the mouth of the Terengganu river, overlooking the South China Sea.  Kuala Terengganu used to be a port of call for traders from China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Sulawesi, Myanmar, India and Arabia.  Barter trading was then the system of the day.  At times, they anchored at the port just to seek shelters from the monsoons.  Admiral Cheng Ho and his armada was said to have called Kuala Terengganu. Visits by Captain Alexander Hamilton (1720), W Medhurst, a Christian missionary (1828) and George Winsor Earl (1833) wrote in their logbooks that the Chinese community were trading gold dust and pepper with their Chinese counterparts who sailed in their jongs from China. 

 

With restructuring of the township and the long awaited new highway joining Kuantan town and the construction of a new airport, Kuala Terengganu is gearing up to lure more tourists and investors alike. Kuala Terengganu has an abundance of appeals and attractions.  There are Pasar Kedai Payang, a bustling  centre of activities, the historic Kampung Cina, the State Museum, various handicraft centres, the famous "Keropok Lekor" of Losong, beautiful beaches and islands as well as the unique fishing villages of Seberang Takir, Pulau Duyong, Chendering and Batu Rakit.  Each attraction offers glimpses of the unique blend of local traditions, rich cultures, heritage and the beauty of nature, all in its developing capital called Kuala Terengganu.

 
 

PASAR BESAR KEDAI PAYANG

As it is locally known, is a treasure trove of traditional handicraft. Batik, songket, brass ware, pendants mats and wicker baskets are some of the items you can find at its shopping arcade. Fresh produce, such as fruits and vegetables can also be found in another part of the market.

Pasar Payang - Kuala Terengganu

 
 
 

ISTANA MAZIAH

 

Unlike other traditional palaces, this palace has a hint of French architecture. Overlooking the vibrant Kuala Terengganu waterfront, this palace is believed to have been constructed during the reign of Sultan Zainal Abidin III in 1897.  Originally called Istana Hijau (the Green Palace), what sets this palace apart from others is the construction of the building using limestone mixed with clay, coarse salt, egg white and honey to strengthen its structure. Unfortunately, the palace caught fire before the World War II but was reconstructed in the post war era...

 
 
 

MEDAN MAZIAH

 

Medan Maziah was originally part of the compound of Istana Maziah.  A sizeable of the area has been turn into an intricately-landscaped garden...  There is a gigantic replica of Tepak Sireh symbolizing the half forgotten betel eating era of he yesteryears.

 
 
 

BUKIT PUTERI

 

It is 208 m high historical hill, situated next to Istana Maziah.  It was use as a fortress between the years of 1820's to defend the state from enemy attacks.  Some of the historical remains which can be seen on Puteri hill are cannon, a flagpole, a large bell and a fort  Today, as it is the highest point in Kuala Terengganu, visitors standing on top of Puteri hill can witness the magnificent view of the areas surrounding it.

 
 
 

TRADITIONAL FOOD & CRAFT COMPLEX

 

The complex resembles a Terengganu traditional boat and inside this complex, one can find all sorts of traditional food of Terengganu. Also available here a number of handicrafts from mengkuang mats to weaved products such as bags, slippers and baskets.

 
 
 

THE WATERFRONT

 

 

This is one of the latest landmarks in Kuala Terengganu.  With the concept of a garden in mind, the waterfronts are beautifully landscaped thus making them the perfect spot to relax while enjoying the cool breeze.  Adding maximum comfort and convenience there are ample parking spaces, food shops, playgrounds, resting areas and public toilets.  In the planning, is the river cruise jetty.

 
 
 

CHINESE VILLAGE / KAMPUNG CINA

Built by the Chinese immigrants from southern part of the mainland China, it was once a hub for commercial activities. The local Chinese blends so well into the lives of the local Malays that they speak the local dialects fluently and share the likings of traditional delicacies while retaining their unique Chinese identity. Sounenir shops, restaurants, electronic shops and grocery shops lined the colourful buildings. It is also home to two grand temple or toa pekongs, the Ho Ann Kiong and the Tien Hou Kong.  The pre-war buildings are listed under the UNESCO?s World Monument Watch programme. The United Nations realised the importance of conserving the endangered historic sites and historical buildings and Kampung China is in the United Nation's list. American Express is funding USD50,000.00 per year as part of the UNESCO?S restoration and conservation programme...

 
 
 

KEROPOK LOSONG

 

 

Some call the fish fritters, fish sausages or fish sticks but in Terengganu, they are called 'Keropok Lekor'.  These delicacies can be savored fried, steam or boiled.  The mouth-watering 'Keropok Lekor' are actually made from processed fish meat mixed with salt and sago.  his mixture is then sausage-shaped around 6 - 10 inches long and immediately cooked. A by product of the 'Keropok Lekor' is the 'Keropok Keping', fish crackers made from sliced and dried Keropok Lekor.  You can consume these accompanied with rice or on its own dipped in Terengganu's equally famous chili sauce.

 
 
 

PULAU REDANG ISLAND

 

 

Of all the islands in Terengganu,  Pulau Redang has been blessed with development and relevant infrastructures.  To date, chalets, resorts and hotels have mushroomed over the years.  The government constructed a new school at Hulu Redang in tandem with the resettlement of the Kuala Redang populace to the new homes at Hulu Redang. Pulau Redang is accessible by both air and sea.  The fisheries act of 1985 declared Redang and its archipelago as a marine park.  Pulau Pinang is the marine park centre.  There are many dive sites and snorkeling areas.  In fact, the whole of Pulau Redang offers an abundance of marine life.  The flora and fauna of the underwater world of Redang is a heaven to scuba-divers.

 
 

REDANG MARINE PARK

 

 

Located on Pulau Pinang, it has been given recognition as one of the most well preserved marine park in Malaysia and it is an excellent diving and snorkeling spot.  Complete with a tourist information centre, a surau and other public facilities, the Marine Park Centre also has a marine museum and a good camping ground. Visitors to the Marine Park Centre has to pay a fee of RM5.00 /adult and RM2.50 /children.  The proceed of which will go into the conservation fund..

 
 
 

WATERFRONT HERITAGE BAZAAR

 

A visit to Terengganu will not be complete without spending time at this well-known market. Tourists will find ample parking spaces in the multi- tiered car park. The market offers varieties of traditional handicrafts from souvenirs to songket, batik, handicraft products, keris, brassware, t-shirts, ladies garment and silk. The Bazaar will be opened daily ftom as early as 7.00 am until 6.00 pm. Please be advised that some of the stalls are closed on Fridays.

 
 
 

FLOATING MOSQUE

 

As awe-inspiring design with picturesque surroundings, you must not miss the opportunity to visit one of the famous landmark in Kuala Terengganu, just 5 kilometers south of Kuala Terengganu.  Built on a 5 acre of reclaimed land with its foundation built in the lagoon of Ibai river.  During high tide, the water rises covering the foundation, thus creates illusions of a floating mosque.

 
 
 

TRADITIONAL BOAT BUILDING - Pulau Duyong

 

Boat building industry still flourishes on this island. Skilled craftsmen still take orders from clients who came from locals and foreigners alike. These craftsmen prided themselves in churning out finished products. Blending the traditional skills inherited from their forefathers with the latest state-of-the-art technology, they produce water vessels of superior quality capable of challenging the high seas.  Surprisingly these vessels are entirely made of Cengal wood with teak wood as decking. No actual and definitive designs needed!  It's all in the head of the craftsmen.

 
 
 

PULAU WAN MAN - Islamic Grandeur

 

The Islamic Civilisation Park on Pulau Wan Man in the estuary of Terengganu River is the first Islamic edutainment theme park in the world, with its 21 replicas of famous mosque and Islamic monuments that replicate the grandeur of Islamic arts and architectures. Among the replicas are the Dome of Rock of Jerusalem, Taj Mahal of India, the Samara Grand Mosque of Iraq, Masjidil Haram of Mecca, the citidel of Aleppo of Syria and Alhambra Mosque of Spain.  The world's first Crystal Mosque in the park is the new destination icon for Terengganu and Malaysia as well.

 
 
 

KOTA LAMA DUYONG - Pulau Duyong

 

This building which is of historical significance is located on Pulau Duyong Kecil.  Kota Duyong is an architectural of Terengganu in the 1920's.  While most houses were made of wood, Kota Lama Duyong was constructed with bricks.  The building was recently restored by the state museum with the blessing from its present owners, the great great grandsons of the renown Tok Sheikh Duyong, the great Islamic scholar and guru.  The government hopes to display some historical artifacts there soon.

 
 
 
 
KUALA TERENGGANU - Around The City
TERENGGANU - EAST COAST REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA