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Terengganu : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
  Welcome
  Getting There
  Getting Around
 
  Terengganu Map 1
  Terengganu Map 2
  Kuala Terengganu Map
 
  Visit Terengganu
  Discover Terengganu
  The Ultimate Destination
 
  Unique Homestays
  Local Delicacy
 
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
  Map
   
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 - The Museum
 
 

Terengganu State Museum - The largest museum in South East Asia.

Terengganu State Museum - The largest museum in South East Asia.

The largest Museum in South East Asia


Set in landscaped gardens by the Terengganu river, five km from the state capital, the museum is a huge complex styled in traditional Terengganu architecture. You might like, to get to the museum by boat from the jetty at Kuala Terengganu's waterfront.


 

The Impressive Terengganu Museum was officiated by the late Sultan Mahmud AI-Muktafl Billah Shah, the Sultan of Terengganu. Covering an area of 27 hectors, the complex has a total floor space of 75,075 m.  It consists of 4 blocks of the main Museum, a Maritime Museum, 5 traditional houses and a landscaped area. Islamic Gallery Textile Gallery, Royal Gallery, Historical Gallery, Craft Gallery, Petroleum Gallery consists of the, main Building.

 

Two galleries consists at the Maritime Museum is Marine Park Gallery and Seafaring Gallery. The museum itself is an impressive architectural feat with majestic complexes covering a vast area of 27 hectares next to the Terengganu river. At the main entrance, the original Batu Bersurat (In scripted Stone) of Terengganu is located as a prove of one of the earliest Islamic influence.  In addition to that, Terengganu's old palaces and old traditional boats are also displayed in the museum's compound. As the largest museum in South East Asia, located in a hilly area of Bukit Losong, Terengganu's State Museum houses century's worth of historical artifacts and artworks.

 
 
TERENGGANU TRADITIONAL HOUSE
 

Terengganu used to have an active trading relationship with the neighbouring countries of Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia.  These influences have lent shape to the Terengganu traditional house.  The 'Sobek' woodcarving, with its beautiful patterns of flora and Islamic symbols, has made the Terengganu traditional house one of the state's most distinctive cultural heritage.

 
 

 

TRADITIONAL FISHERMAN'S HOUSE
 

This is one of the most interesting testimonials of Terengganu's heritage.  Raised on stilts, the house is a simple structure with a thatched roof and built with rudimentary materials like 'attap' (palm frond) and bamboo.  The man window provide good ventilation with the spacious interior having minimal partitions.

 
 
 
CRAFT GALLERY
 

An interesting place to appreciate traditional arts and handicrafts such as beautiful woven mengkuang mats, gold and silver ornaments, and brass wares. A range. of 1 unique daggers and weapons such as Keris, Lawi Ayam, Kuku Harimau and Sundang are displayed. This weapon which reflect the craftsmanship of the past blacksmith items or as symbols of status and power.

 
 

 

FISHERIES & MARINE PARK GALLERY
 

Feel the tranquility and serenity of a fishing village by visiting this gallery and get to see the many kinds of traditional fishing equipment and boats Used by the local fishermen.

 
 

 

SEAFARING & TRADE GALLERY
 

The wooden gallery, which were once used by local seafarers, sailed across the oceans carrying trading goods. It is fascinating to note that these gallery ore fully hand built and used traditional technology that would be very remarkable today. The exhibit also includes the equipment used in building the many types of boats.

 
 

 

ROYAL GALLERY
 

The origin of the Sultanate of Terengganu is depicted in the gallery. The collection also includes the royal regalia.

 
 

 

ISLAMIC GALLERY
 

The discovery of the Inscribed Stone is prime evidence of Islamic propagation in the Malay Archipelago and marked the existence of Jawi in the region. Numerous other related artefacts in the gallery are awaiting to be uncovered.

 
 

 

NATURAL HISTORY GALLERY
 

The exhibits consist of various kinds of natural resources ranging from minerals, rocks to many types of flora and fauna in the state and their importance in the daily life of the people.

 
 

 

HISTORICAL GALLERY
 

A travel through time that brings you to past events, artifacts and legendry figures that have enriched and created history. Don't miss the opportunity to drop by at this gallery.

 
 
 
 
KUALA TERENGGANU - The Museum
TERENGGANU - EAST COAST REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA