Unique Places in Negeri Terengganu

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    Visit the isolated Pantai Teluk Bidara

    by genie47 Updated Jun 18, 2006

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    If you have been following my pages, you will know that Malay for beach is pantai. Here is an isolated beach that I would say isn't hard to get there if you drive.

    Firstly, you should be traveling on Malaysia's Highway 3 towards Kuala Terengganu. A good place to start off will be Kijal. i stayed at the Awana Kijal Golf and Beach Resort. As soon as you pass Kampung Dungun, you will cross the bridge over Sungai Dungun. A sign on the road will point you to turn to Taman Rekreasi Pantai Teluk Bidara.

    Just keep driving and don't worry about the seemingly endless road going in. You will pass by a place overlooking scores of fishing boats and then a kampung. Might see some cows and the road will be layed with the "mines". Drive carefully. Look for signs that point to "Taman Rekreasi Pantai Teluk Bidara". You will reach it easily. Just remember the turns you make to return to the main highway. This is how the sign looks like (also more pictures over in that tip).

    The beach has white powdery sand. This is actually the southern most beach of the Rantau Abang area. There is this cave which you can enter and get to other side.

    It is very isolated with lots of photo opportunities.

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    Visit Pantai Kemasik

    by genie47 Written Jun 17, 2006

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    Observe the life of fishermen in Terengganu and see this fascinating beach. Known for its rock formations with trees growing on them. It's just 10 minutes drive north of Kijal. Pantai Kemasik is usually missed by travelers. Great photo opportunities here.

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    Where to stay? I can't help you man!!

    by muddybok Updated Oct 2, 2005

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    I only visited Kenyir once and will come back for more actions some time soon. Since I didn't cross over to the resorts area and we just camp by the lake side. Our small little tent protects us from rain (it actually rained) although some leaking does happen.

    You might not follow my Kenyir tips if you're browsing on my Terengganu page. This is actually part of my 1998 bike trip with Mark covering upper half of Peninsular Malaysia. Please use the site map bellow for full story.

    Site Map:
    Kuala Lumpur (via Karak Highway) > Maran > Kuantan > Cherating > Dungun/Tanjung Jara > Marang > Kuala Terengganu > Tasik Kenyir (you are here)> Jerteh (Air Panas LA) > Kota Bharu (next destination)> Pengkalan Kubor > Pasir Mas > Jeli > Gerik > Sungai Petani > Butterworth > Penang > Ipoh > Kellie’s Castle > Cameron Highlands > Kuala Lumpur.

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    Fish Farm Visit

    by muddybok Written Oct 1, 2005

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    Since we didn't cross over to the resorts side of the islands, we actually go for a short lake tour which includes a fish farm visit. Of course you guys don't come this far just for the lake tour. You should cross over to the islands because there are tons of activities can be arranged there. From fishing to islands hoping, to waterfall visit, swimming and trekking.

    Well, I can't make it there but I do read brochures you know.

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    Kenyir Lake

    by muddybok Updated Sep 30, 2005

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    We arrived at Kenyir quite late and not able to cross over to "island". Partially we afraid of our bikes will be disappearing by the time we return from the lake. We decided to pitch the tent in the rain and our dinner is Magee Mee in My Mug.

    Note:
    Since VT does not have Kenyir as tourist destination, I will make use of Terengganu off the beaten path for my Kenyir story (a brief account for my 1998 bike tour with Mark).

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    Lata Belatan Waterfalls

    by victorwkf Updated May 1, 2005

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    This is one of the several waterfalls in Terengganu, and it is located not far away from Kuala Terengganu (the State capital). You can have a picnic here in the nice park next to the waterfall, or go swimming in the cooling and clear water.

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    herbal trek..

    by eelaine Written Jul 19, 2003

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    go on the herbal trek and see the wonders nature have to offer.. various plants used as traditional remedy.. see or maybe even try the traditional aphrodisiacs.. tongkat ali for the guys.. kacip fatimah for the ladies.. oh, and enjoy a cup of herbal tea.. :)

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    Pulau Gemia and Pulau Kapas-...

    by ubiq Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Pulau Gemia and Pulau Kapas

    - these two islands are not *must*, but worth of visiting if you like “isolated” islands.

    Some six kilometers off the coast of Eastern Malaysia and Magang harbour (40 kilometers from Kuala Terengganu) lie two fancy and tiny islands Pulau Gemia and Pulau Kapas (“pulau” means island, if you did not guess it already).

    These two islands separate distinctively from each other. While Pulau Kapas is good but quite normal beach-and-party island, Pulau Gemia is private-owned resort with only one hotel. So if you are more interest to cheap accommodation, good company and easy suntanning, head to Pulau Kapas. Minor drawback is that Pulau Kapas is very popular in the weekend among the local people from coast.

    If you are more after isolated relaxing, deluxe accommodation and gourmet dining, head to Pulau Gemia. It’s basic feeling is like in murder mystery of British literature. The main drawback – compared to neighbour Kapas – is that the island is so tiny and steep, that you actually can not do quite much there. Eastern end is very rocky and sharp volcanious formation, where you can find – with a little luck – a plain rock for two suntanners.

    North side – very difficult to access without a kayak which you can easily get from the reception – is the best snorkling area. Except we met five baby sharks matching with each other and we decided to stay in kayak.

    South coast of the island is reserved to accommodation and each of the about one hundred room has a superb view to sea and Pulau Kapas.

    Western edge of the Pulau Gemia is rocky coral area, which is easily snorklable and there is quite much to see under the sea.

    Both islands are accessible by boat best in the morning. However, when you are coming back from islands, the boat cannot leave earlier than six o’clock in the morning due to tidal. And, if there is a morning storm, I might even take to afternoon before you are back at the coast again. So if you have critical fixed flight or bus connection with reserved tickets it might be better to go ashore in previous evening and take some cheap accommodation from Marang or Kuala Terengganu. Smell the wind in advance! ;-)

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    Tasek Herbal Kenyir

    by hassan_abu Written Dec 14, 2008

    If you want to know what a Tongkat Ali looks like, or better still, if you want to try a pure tongkat ali drink, you've come to the right place.

    The drink is super bitter :

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