Tasik Puteri Golf & Country Club
The course is surrounded by an inland lake which is bluish green in colour, due to the past mining of iron ore in the area... Many of the holes are very scenic looking out into the lake... It is a realy challenging course with the lake comong into play in many holes, particularly the second nine....
The course plays to 6,058m with the First nine at 3,144m and the Second Nine at 2,914m from the blue tees... The fairway is of cow grass and one's game will certainly be distracted by the beautiful scenery... The club has a temprory club-house with a change room... sorry, no lady changing room... There is no golfers terrance and one have to bring your own food... There are also 6 one-room chalets for rental at rm150 nett per night for golfers as each chalet is equipped for a flight of golfers with 2 queen-sized beds...
Weaving in Kuala Terengganu
At Kampung Pengkalan Gelap u'll find the villagers really valued the gift of nature by utilizing leaves of nipah tree. They weaved them into traditional utensil basket, fruit basket, lamp shades, traditional bird cage n other woven products. These handicrafts .are really nice n pretty with reasonable prices.
Forming a nice backdrop for Kuala Terengganu is Bukit Puteri (Princess Hill), a 174 years old hill located at the centre of the town. It covers an area of about 658 hectares and the height is about 200 meters from the sea level. The name Bukit Puteri is said to have originated from its pioneer residence - a Puteri Bunian - who has since left the hill. The hill was later opened by a chieftain from Johor named Tuk Raja Menteri who came to Terengganu to install the first Sultan of Terengganu, Sultan Zainal Abidin I; in 1831.
On top of the hills are a few historical artifacts that have significant link to the history of Terengganu, some of which are still in used now. Among the historical artifacts that can be found here a an old fort, a "genta" (big bell), cannons, a flag pole, a light house, old graves and a defence wall. A small cave known as Gua Puteri can also be found here. From the top of the hill, you can have a nice bird eye view of the entire Kuala Terengganu town. Nowadays, Bukit Puteri is used as a firing range for cannon when royal ceremonies are held.
Bukit Puteri is open to visitors from 9am to 5pm everyday with minimal entrance fee of RM1.00. It is best to visit the hill early in the morning or late afternoon when temperature is not so hot. Plus, you will get to see the fishermen boats plying along Sungai Terengganu during this time.
"A small piece of Kuala Terengganu"
Kuala Terengganu is situated in the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Terengganu is more popular with its Fabulous Islands. Tourists flock the state during May to August for it is the best time to visit the Islands. I am not here to talk about the Islands, Im here to talk about the capital city of Terengganu : Kuala Terengganu. It is no less interesting than other places.
"Of Pasar Payang"
If you are in the city, Please go to Pasar Payang, "Pasar" means market. So here is where you should get good stuff. It sells many thing things from fruits to souvenirs to shirts to local delicacy - Keropok Lekor.
*Durian is currently the fruit season.
If you were to go here, just mention "Pasar Payang" to taxis they'll take you there. Frome here you could take/try the trishaw and passenger boats.
"Of the new building"
Between Pasar Payang and The tourist centre, there is a building called Plaza Warisan. This is a newly built building, although still empty it is interesting to just see the building alone, because this building was built with lots of traditional elements.
Kuala Terengganu, a place that will always have a special place in my heart. Here is where I spent 3 years of my life studying for my degree course. The campus of my university is located beside the seaside about 10 km away from the town of Kuala Terengganu. The blue ocean is clearly visible from the window of a few of the lecture rooms. Our bedrooms are so near the beach that sometime at night we could hear the sound of wave crashing against the beach during the monsoon season. To me itýs the most beautiful campus in Malaysia with the beach at it doorstep.