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Kuala Terengganu is a coastal town that has
many delightful sights. A small town compared to Penang or Johor
Bahru, yet its market strives with activities. Stroll along the
waterfront and see fisherman and fishmongers bargain over the price
Visit the Central market and you will
certainly get fresh sea food and a wide selection of Malaysian chips
- keropok, Malaysian kueh (cakes).
Heritage Sites of Terengganu
Chinatown in Kuala Terengganu, established by the Chinese
community in the late 19th century. The buildings have been
declared a heritage site by the United Nationís UNESCO.
Terengganu State Museum - which houses century old artifacts and
artworks of Terengganu's rich and colourful heritage.
It is located in Bukit Losong, Kuala Terengganu. The museum complex is
itself a heritage building of unique architectural styles of old Malay
Masjid Tengku Tengah Zaharah - the floating mosque, is a
famous landmark in Kuala Terengganu. The masjid (mosque) is situated
on a 5-acre of reclaimed land in Kuala Ibai, with its foundation
built in the lagoon of Sungai Ibai.
More at Government Tourism website:
Islands of Terengganu
Pulau Redang is located off the coast of Terengganu. Pulau
Redang Marine Park is made up of a group of islands namely Pulau
Redang, Pulau Pinang, Pulau Lima, Pulau Ekor Tebu, Pulau Perhentian
Besar, Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Pulau Susu Dara, Pulau Lang Tengah
and Pulau Kapas. The water surrounding these islands is teeming with
marine life and is a haven for divers.
Redang offers you many sea-sports and other activities- scuba
diving, snorkelling, jungle trekkingg, etc.
Located off the coast of Terengganu, you can fly to Kuala Terengganu
and travel by road to Marang, a fishing village 15km north of Kuala
Terengganu. A 45-minutes boat ride takes you to Pulau Redang.
Check out Berjaya-air (local airline) for flights to Pulau Redang.
Pulau Perhentian Besar is
21 km off the coast of Terengganu, easier reached by
speedboat from Kuala Besut, Terengganu.
Perhentian islands (P. Perhentian Besar & P. Perhentian Kecil),
which means 'Stopover
Islands' in Malay, is Terengganu's northern most marine park.
The island itself is a place for nature lovers and those who enjoy
swimming diving, deep sea fishing or sailing.
Hotels in Perhentian Islands
Pulau Kapas is a small island renowned for its
emerald waters and sandy beaches.
Terengganu is know for its products from the sea.
Fishing villages dots the long coastline and are a captivating
sight. Be sure to visit Marang a fishing village in a
lagoon, where you will see a fleet of fishing trawlers and many
fishing activities. Marang is also wher you can take a ferry to
Pulau Redang. Or pay a visit to the small quaint fishing
village of Kijal and enjoy the beauty and solitude of a country
Penarik - heritage
What to eat in Trengganu
Nasi dagang - steam rice cooked with coconut
milk and taken with fish curry.
Keropok lekor - steam fish rolls cut and
deep-fried. The keropok is crisp on the outside and soft inside,
eaten dipped in chilli sauce.
Pulut lepa - glutinous rice with fish filling.
Terengganu laksa - rice noodles with coconut
other food to try includes tropical fruits, nasi
lemak, keropok, etc.