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Kuala Terengganu

Country
Malaysia
State
Terengganu
City
Kuala Terengganu
Type of Location
Multiple
About Location

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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By plane

Kuala Terengganu's Sultan Mahmud Airport (TGG) has around half a dozen flights per day to Kuala Lumpur (1 hour) on Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia . Fares to Kuala Terengganu varies with Malaysia Airlines, offering as low as RM136 and AirAsia with as low as RM60. Firefly links Kuala Terengganu directly with Subang Airport in Kuala Lumpur.

By bus

The long distance bus station has buses to all main Malaysian cities outside Terengganu : Kuala Lumpur (7 hours), Penang (7-8 hours), Johor Bahru (9 hours), Kota Bharu (3 hours), Malacca, Kuantan.
Transnasional also runs buses direct to Singapore (10 hours, S$36/15.10 to/from Singapore).
The local bus station has buses to most places in town and in Terengganu : Merang (for Redang), Kuala Besut (for the Perhentians), Dungun, etc.

By ferry

In season , there are two ferries a day from the central Shahbandar Jetty direct to Redang Island (75 min). These are operated by and intended primarily for guests of the Berjaya Redang Resort, but they'll take non-guests on board  if there's space.Most travellers to Redang, however, will go via the main jetty at Merang, 45 min north of town.
 

Key places to visit
Terengganu State Museum, Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque, Pulau Duyung, Bukit Puteri


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Places to Visit

Terengganu State Museum

Acclaimed as the largest museum in South East Asia, the Terengganu State Museum Complex houses century old artefacts and artworks of rich and colourful heritage.The Terengganu State Museum Complex consists of a Main Museum, a Maritime Museum, a Fisheries Museum, 4 traditional houses and botanic and herbs gardens. The Main Museum is built on 16 stilts, in accordance with the traditional architecture of Terengganu. Its 4 blocks are adjoined, to represent a big family. There are 10 galleries showcasing textiles, crafts, historical, royal, nature, art, petroleum, Islamic, new generation and contemporary arts.

Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque

The Floating Mosque or Tengku Tengah Zaharah is truly a wonderful sight to behold and the first real floating mosque in Malaysia. It is situated in Kuala Ibai Lagoon near the estuary of Kuala Ibai River, 4 Km from Kuala Terengganu Town. Construction began on 1993 till 1995 and the mosque was officially opened in July 1995 by Almarhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah, the late Sultan of Terengganu. The mosque combines modern and Moorish architecture; incorporating the use of marble, ceramics, mosaic works and bomanite paving. The white structure of the mosque covers an area of roughly 5 acres. It can accommodate up to 2000 attendees at a time.

Pulau Duyung

Island in the river mouth of Sungai Terengganu across the city center with malay Kampungs and traditional boat making.Pulau Duyung is the most well-known boat building ground in Terengganu. There, you can see boats being made by skilled boat builders who implement skills which have been passed down from generation to generation. Boat building is an art form therefore the boat builders take pride in their skill. The boat builders are unique, for they work entirely from their memory and experience, and without any set plans. Pulau Duyung is also renowned for its dried and salted fish, and fish crackers industries. It is easily accessible by the Sultan Mahmud Bridge, or for those who enjoy using sea transportation, take a boat from the Kuala Terengganu waterfront.

Bukit Puteri

Bukit Puteri is a 200 m high historical hill, situated next to Istana Maziah. It was used as a fortress between the years of 1831 to 1876 to defend the state from enemy attacks. Some of the historical remains which can be seen on Bukit Puteri are cannons, a flagpole, a large bell and a fort. Today, as it is the highest point in Kuala Terengganu, visitors standing on top of Bukit Puteri can witness the magnificent view of the areas sur-rounding it.

Right Time to Visit

April - October

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