Kuala Terengganu Travel Guide

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Kuala Terengganu Things to Do

  • Explore the city Kuala Trengganu

    Exploring the city is the one of activity you may like. Kuala Trengganu is a seaside town where you can relax and enjoy. The life here is slow pace and most of the people are carefree. While I was in Kuala Trengganu, I went to explore the big market called 'Pasar Payang'. You could find a lot of things here especially handmade bags and other...

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  • Visit the Lemang factory

    When you are in Trengganu, visiting the Lemang factory is a-must. Lemang is a kind of local delicacy made of rice and it is cooked or steamed inside a bamboo stick. It is popular among the locals especially the Malays and it is mostly serve during the Hari Raya or Eid season. You can eat it with other gravy such as 'sayur lodeh' (a kind of coconut...

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  • Keropok Tasting

    Keropok in Malay means cracker. It is made of fish, prawn and squid. You would need to fry these crackers before you can eat them. The most famous one is Keropok Lekor. It is about 5-6 inches long, made of fish and it is delicious.

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  • Islamic Edutainment Islam

    Tamna Tamadun Islam. Entry is free of charge. See my 3 Travelogues and count to how many mosques have you been in order to know the quality of your travels.

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  • Taman Tamadun Islam (Islamic...

    There is an entrance fee before you can visit this park. Considering that meal voucher is included in the fee, it’s very worthwhile! The miniatures are all real looking especially Dome Of The Rock Or Qubah Al-Sakhrah Mosque...except that they’re smaller. There are the miniatures of the Masjid Nabawi & Masjidil Haram too!

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  • Pantai Kemasik

    If you happen to drive along the coastal line to Kuala Terengganu do stop by at Kemasik Beach. There are amenities nearby such as prayer room for the Muslims and few shops to grab a bite. On the day of our visit, seems like they were upgrading the place. This beach is picturesque so don’t forget your camera! It’s ideal to bring your families on...

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Kuala Terengganu Restaurants

  • Pasar Payang Hawker Center

    I did not go to any fanciful restaurant while in Kuala Trengganu. I had my breakfast at a roadside stall near the Kelantan border. Then, I had another one at Pasar Payang hawker centre. I tried the local specialty 'Nasi Dagang' (It is made of rice steamed in coconut milk, fish curry and extra ingredients such as fried shaved coconut, hard-boiled...

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  • Yummy nasi dagang

    It's just a local restaurant by the side of the road from Kuala Terengganu to Merang Jetty. According to the locals, it's a favourite among them. Nasi dagang, a delicacy of the people in Terengganu. Anyone going to Terengganu must try this cuisine, you don't know what you're missing! It's made by cooking rice and glutinous rice together with...

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  • Seafood...Seafood And More Seafood!

    You can find abundance of Sea Food Restaurants in Marang or along the coastal line especially if you are driving to & fro Terengganu. Don’t forget to try it. Not that they are only delicious but the price are reasonable too! I love the ‘ Udang Goreng Tepong’ or fried prawns in flour…something like that:))

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  • Restoran Tanjong Puteri

    The Tom Yam soup is quite bland. But the price is cheap. Dinner for 5 comprising of ikan bawal bakar, chilli crab, tom yam soup, kailan, and fried sotong only cost RM50. Cosy location

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  • Warong Haji Long (Seafood)

    The warong (or stall) is situated along the white sandy beach of Pantai Teluk Ketapang, a popular recreation ares in K Terengganu... There is no signboard but just rows of benches and chairs set up on the beach... The warong is famous for it Terengganu Sotong Celup Tepung... or deep fried squids... Besides squids, there is also crabs, prawns and...

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  • Floating Restaurant

    I was hungry and I was tired of looking for a decent restaurant that open on a Friday. Two Thumbs up!1) The nice location, overlooking the sea. Walking distance from Pasar Kedai Payang, Chinatown and Dataran Shahbandar.2) Great selection of seafood for dinner. And it opens on Friday and Saturday - the weekend holiday for Terengganu. (Note: Sunday...

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Kuala Terengganu Transportation

  • Buses to everwhere in Peninsular...

    This bus station was very convenient to move around. It is open 24 hours and during the night there is a cafeteria open serving tea and some snacks. I arrived at about 4 AM and coulds rest there without going to a hotel. The place is safe.After my visits I boarded a bus to Kuala Lumpur.

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  • Easy way to KT

    From Kuala Lumpur you can take either MAS or Airasia to Sultan Mahmud Airport, Kuala Terengganu. Travel with comfort with MAS...cost around MYR550 (to n fro), or you can choose the budget airlines Airasia...cost around MYR300 to n fro. Flights from Kuala Lumpur to KT is just around 1 hour.

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  • Trishaws

    You'll find a lot of trishaws in Kuala Terengganu. The only thing is that those cycling those trishaws mostly are old men...so making them cycle too far just don't feel right to me...short trips are ok I guess.

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Kuala Terengganu Shopping

  • Mengkuang Woven Handicraft/Baskets

    The tiny shop is located inside Pasar Payang. It's quite tricky in there...there're so many shops in Pasar Payang...some don't even have any names...only numbers. This aunt sells plenty of different type of handicraft made from mengkuang (Pandanus odoratissimus)...baskets of different sizes, bags, floor mats of different designs n sizes, lamp...

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  • Must try in Kuala Terengganu

    It's a shop selling many type of products made from fish. Most special here is its 'keropok lekor'... I don't think there's an English word for that. Keropok lekor comes in a a tube-shaped that resembles sausages.They are made from fish, flour and other ingredients. You can eat keropok lekor in two ways...either deep fried or boiled. If you don't...

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  • Batik Heaven

    It's a bazaar...similar to Pasar Payang...only difference it's new. You can find batik shops here selling so many batik that come with so many designs n colours. Prices vary...depending on the quality of the material, designs n colours. My advice...walk around first...compare prices offered by other shops as well before buying. This is a place...

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Kuala Terengganu Local Customs

  • Dress Conservatively

    I dress conservatively, long sleeve and jeans, while in Trengganu. The Muslim ladies here wear the tudung (headscarf). Although I do not wear it, I still feel safe while walking alone in the streets of Kuala Trengganu. Tourists especially female, are expected to follow the country strict dress code (not necessary to wear the headscarf, at least...

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  • No Footwear On Board!

    I heard somewhere that any fisherman going fishing in ‘Monsoon Season’ must avoid using any footwear before boarding the ship, to ward off bad luck or they might not catch any fish at all.

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  • Devoted Muslims here

    Most of the people here are very devoted to Islam, so please be careful in choosing your attire while walking around the state (unless you're on the islands...).Long/quarter pants...skirts n a decent tops will do while traveling around.

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Kuala Terengganu Warnings and Dangers

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    at the central market in kuala terengganu, you'll find lots of stall selling turtle eggs.. pleas do not buy them.. selling of turtle eggs are illegal.. and buying them will only encourage the trade and push the turtle population closer to extinction!

    turtle eggs for sale..  :(
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Kuala Terengganu Tourist Traps

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    by mansionion Written Nov 3, 2005

    Buying turtle eggs is illegal even though they are easily availble in and around Kuala Terengganu, especially in the market.

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Kuala Terengganu Off The Beaten Path

  • Waterfall

    Terengganu is not just blessed with beaches & beautiful islands but also waterfall. If you have more time in Terengganu, do visit some of the waterfall.One of our favorite is the Sekayu waterfall.

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  • A Visit To Nearby Islands.

    When you were already in Kuala Terengganu, it’s much easier to go to all the island nearby like Redang, Perhentian, Tenggol etc. don’t miss your chance to do so. You’ll regret it later! The water is crystal clear & so inviting for you to dive in!

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  • Pulau Kapas

    Most people come all the way just to visit this beautiful island. So why not do so when you were already in Terengganu? You won’t be disappointed! You can book the chalet & the boat at the office nearby the jetty at Marang. The fare for the boat is around RM40/- (To & fro)

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Kuala Terengganu Sports & Outdoors

  • 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...

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  • Kelab Golf Desa Dungun

    The 18-holes par 72 course is rather flat, being by the sea, off the Dungun coast... The course is not exactly short playing to 6,021m from the blue tees, the Sura Nine plays to 3,050m while the Tenggol Nine 2,971m... The course is rather straight-forward with water coming into pay only in 5 holes... The fairways are of cow grass... Both fairway...

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  • Awana Kijal Golf, Beach & Spa Resort

    This is a resort course and meant to be easy enough for a relaxing road of golf... The course is set between the resort hotel building and the beach... The beach extends all the way along the golf course and it is rather cool when the breeze comes in from the sea...The course is rather long and plays to 6,520m from the blue tee... with the Palma...

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Kuala Terengganu Favorites

  • Marina Beach

    A recreational area with cute and naughty monkeys around to amuse you. You won’t miss this place if you visit Telaga Simpul because the beach is located nearby. The beach is not really nice compared to other beaches in Terengganu but it is a recreational area where you can find some amenities. The Beaches!

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  • Pantai Teluk Bidara

    Terengganu are well known for it beautiful beaches. One of them is Pantai Teluk Bidara. We didn’t had the chance to spend a longer time here because it was getting dark soon and there was a long way to our destination. But we would definitely come again to this beautiful beach if we had the chance in future. The Beaches.

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  • Giant Leatherback Turtle

    Some people said that the giant leatherback turtle would lay their eggs from July to September during a full moon. We got the chance to watch it in August. I guess that we were lucky! It's kinda sad watching the turtle laying her eggs, she looked like she was crying! Mum believed that she cried because she knows that she would not have the chance...

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