Kuala Terengganu Travel Guide

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Kuala Terengganu Highlights

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     pleasant town, slow pace which is relaxing 

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     A bit out of the way 

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     The place to unwind and to stay away from the hustles of the city life. 

Kuala Terengganu Things to Do

  • 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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  • A Visit To Telaga Simpul

    On our way to Kuala Terengganu we stopped by to visit a few places and one of them was Telaga Simpul, It is near the Marina Beach. There is quite an interesting story about this Telaga Simpul. According to an old folk story, this place used to be a place for the ‘Orang Halus’ (Genies) to bathe and not just a place for the locals or the merchants....

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  • Crystal Mosque

    The latest attractions in Terengganu now seem to be the Taman Tamadun Islam & the Crystal Mosque. The mosque is said to be the first and only mosque built from steel and glass to produce the crystal like image with so many facilities for the visitors. Drop by if you are in Terengganu to see this stunning architecture!

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  • Islamic Civilisation Park

    The park re-creates prominent mosques in the world and places of great Islamic importance... The miniature monuments of these symbols of the Islamic world have been created in the Education and Entertainment park or simply the Edutainment Park... The park is the first of its kind in the world that provides a hoslitic view of the religion... Amongst...

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  • Terengganu State Museum

    The Terengganu State Museum (or aka Losong Museum) is located located in Kampung Losong – a typical Malay village famous for keropok lekor (a traditional fish snack)... Covering an area of 27 hectares by the bank of Sungai Terengganu, it is the largest indoor and outdoor museum in Malaysia and South East Asia... Designed by Terengganu-born...

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Kuala Terengganu Restaurants

  • 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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  • Local Malay Food

    The local delicacies that you must not miss if you are in Terengganu:1. Keropok lekor - if you have the chance try the steamed ones. But mostly they are fried. But seriously, the steamed ones are more tasty.2. Nasi Dagang - local rice with fish. Wonderful. Native to Terengganu.3. Laksam - It's some form of rice noodle but very fattening. Tastes...

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Kuala Terengganu Transportation

  • 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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  • KT City Bus

    It was still free till February 2008, not so sure whether fee is chargeable after that. It's such a unique bus...it has traditional Malay palace concept. The service starts at 6 am till 10 pm everyday taking passengers to tourist destination such as Tenku Tengah Zaharah Mosque, Handicraft Centre, Pasar Payang, Bukit Puteri, Istana Maziah, the State...

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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

  • 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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  • Attire to Mosque

    I am not entirely expert in Muslim faith. But living in Malaysia, we have high racial tolerance as well as different faith as our way of life.There are some do and don't in most mosques and gender differentiation is especially strict in states of Kelantan & Terengganu.The sign actually show some DO & DON'T in universal language (diagram).Phew, save...

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Kuala Terengganu Warnings and Dangers

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    turtle eggs for sale..  :(

    by eelaine Updated Apr 16, 2003

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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!

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Kuala Terengganu Tourist Traps

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    Turtle Eggs

    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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