Negeri Terengganu Things to Do

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Negeri Terengganu Things to Do

  • A New City Is Growing

    Because of Oil money anything can happen. Twenty years ago it was just a small little town with its capital called Kuala Terengganu means river mouth of Terengganu with a population just over 600 thousand but today is over 1 million. Once it was the Gem of the East Coast state with scenic, sandy beaches picturesque offshore island and...

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  • Lake Kenyir

    Located in the interior of Terengganu, Tasik Kenyir is the largest man-made lake in South East Asia. With about 340 island which were once hilltops and highlands, more than 14 waterfalls, numerous rapids and rivers, Tasik Kenyir is also home to numerous species of freshwater fish and exotic wildlife.Its picturesque landscape of natural grandeur and...

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  • Caving at Lake Kenyir

    Before the creation of Tasik Kenyir, Taat had three caves and the lowest, the Tok Bidan Cave, is now submerged under water. This is the site where archaeologists and historians have uncovered artifacts such as kitchen utensils, axes and tools dating back to the Neolithic era.

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  • Waterfalls at Lake Kenyir

    There are many spectacular waterfalls in Lake Kenyir and are popular spots for picnicking as they provide a cool, relaxed and rejuvenating ambience that awaits its visitors.

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  • To market

    Favorite past time with the ladies, shop at Pasar Payang for kain songket, baju butterfly, keropok ikan, keropok udang, keropok lekor, etc..

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  • Floating Mosque

    Outside Kuala Terengganu town at Chendering is the beautiful floating white Kuala Ibai Mosque. In Malay, floating mosque is called "Masjid Terapung".It is builit over water of Sungai Ibai (Ibai River) and on the water reflection, hence it is often refered to as the Floating Mosque of Terengganu.Be dressed conservatively when visiting the Mosque and...

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  • Pantai Kemasik

    This is a very popular beach which located between Kijal and Kertih - north of Kemaman, just after crossing from Pahang State into Terengganu. There is a rugged rock formation on the beach which on high tide appear like a pair of twin rocks jutting out of the sea.There is a nearby estuary of Kemasek river with the Kemasik fishing village - making...

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  • Pulau Perhentian

    There are regular boat services from the mainland town of Kampung Kuala Besut to both Pulau Perhentian Kecil and Pulau Perhentian Besar. In Malay, Pulau=island, Perhentian=A stop, Kecil =small, Besar=bigYou will find a fishing village on Perhentian Besar.As for accomodation, they are available on different sides of both islands. The range from...

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  • Visiting Kijal, Kertih and Chukai

    We stayed in Kijal which is the main housing town of oil and gas companies operating off the coast of Terengganu in the South China Sea. The bungalows were well organized in grid roads and rather comfortable as there are many local as well expatriate families staying here.Were lucky as it was season for the famous Kijal durians - a thorny fruit...

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  • Kuala Terengganu - State Capital

    Kuala Terengganu has some impressive new government and corporate buildings since oil and gas has been discovered offshore. There is well preserved Chinatown with prewar architecture along the main riverside of this coastal town with many fruit stalls set up in the evening market.There is the annual monsoon raining season in November to January but...

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  • Sekayu Waterfall

    Located at Kuala Berang, Sekayu Recreational Forest. A no-no during festive season. Flooded with the locals...in fact just too many of them! But i believe if you go probably during the weekdays i sure bet you can enjoy the peace and tranquility of the fall there.

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  • Shopping @ Pasar Payang

    As far as i know, it's quite famous for those who wants to purchase songket and hand painted silk garments. As the name stated 'market' it is busy as you would know. The market too sells food stuff. Another thing to look out for are the keropok and beef serunding. This is usually eat together with lemang (glutinous rice w/ coconut milk cooked in...

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  • Pulau Kapas - Hidden Treasure

    Pulau Kapas is one of many beautiful island off Terengganu. You can see the island from the mainland (from Marang town). After a mere 15-mins speed boat ride, you can reach a spotless white powdery beach. Pulau Kapas from the word Kapas (mean cotton) fitted its name nicely. You can do various things in this island (such as snorkelling, camp fire,...

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  • Pulau Redang

    Another major island tourist destination with major recent construction of tourism projects affecting the previously prestine rich corals around Redang.There are still plenty of coral fishes and if you are lucky you can dive with the turtles. Different sites of the islands have hard and soft corals. Still a cool place to scuba dive or just snorkel...

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  • small town but unique

    This town is unique with all its uniqueness. Some activities you can do here:1) Learn Batik painting2) See people made wet (kropok lekor) and dry cracker from fish and sago3) Learn boat making at Pulau Duyung4) Taste some new dishes (nasi dagang - fragrant rice, with chili sauce served with macerel fish) and (nasi kerabu - rice serve with herbs)5)...

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  • Go to Pasar Payang - Must do in...

    Welcome to Pasar Payang...if u want to know more about TerengganuThe upper level of Pasar Payang, you can find lots of cloths & apparel for all walk of life. Here is the heaven for shopper who want to find some affordable but quality 'batik' (painted cloth) or 'songket' (silk weaved cloth). You are enrouraged to bargain to get your desire price....

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  • Fresh Coconut

    You gotta try this whenever you're visiting beach site. There will be a lot of coconut sellers along east coast express way. Some of these sellers also sell fermented coconut drink that called Air Nila taste quite sweet. I believe there is some alcohol in the drink after the fermentation process.This picture is taken within 1km from our next...

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  • Diving @Perhentian/Redang

    If you're certified diver, do check out deals from dive centers on the island. You may get between RM60-80 per dive, with dive equipments all provided.If you're not yet a diver, you can either do snorkeling at Perhentian/Redang or better still take up the diving course here.

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  • Sandy White Beach

    Terengganu has a very long cost beside the sea and offers a lot of beautiful and famous beaches, together with it major landmark, the coconut tree!! All of them offers a nice and long beach where you can relax or picnic without getting crowded. The most famouse beaches in Terengganu are: - Pantai Batu Buruk (in Kuala Terengganu) - Merang beach -...

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  • Fishing at Lake Kenyir

    Tasik Kenyir is known as an angler's haven where fishing is concerned. With the many rivers and tributaries serving as breeding grounds, hundreds of species of fish like Kelisa, Kelah, Toman, Baung, Sebarau and Lampan, to name just a few, are found in abundance.Good fishing spots are at Cacing, Petang, Leban, Petuang, Saok, Sg Terengganu and many...

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  • Lake Kenyir

    Lake Kenyir is a huge lake in Terengganu state which was formed by damming of a river to create hydro-electricity. There are many activities here, including stating at the chalets just next to the lake, boating along the lake, trekking and waterfalls around this area.

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  • Kuala Terengganu, capital of Terengganu...

    Kuala Terengganu is situated on the coastal area and it is the capital of Terengganu state. Highlights of the city include the Terengganu State Museum, Central Market, Istana Maziah (believed to have been constructed during the reign of Sultan Zainal Abidin lll in 1897, it is the venue for royal birthdays, weddings, conferment of titles and...

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  • Kampung Houses

    One of the features of Terengganu is that you will see a lot of the local kampung houses which are built of wood on stilts. These houses are built this way so as to prevent flood water from entering the house, as heavy rain and flood are common in Malaysia in general.

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  • LA Hot Springs

    The LA Hot Springs is a hot spring which is very popular among the locals, and has apparently good medicinal properties, especially illnesses such as rheumatism. Many locals come to this hot springs, especially during the weekends. The water is warm but not too hot, and it is very comfortable dipping yourself into it.

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  • Lata Tembakan Waterfalls

    This amazing waterfalls is perhaps one of the best in Malaysia and not many people knows about it, which makes it even more attractive. There is a very nice park next to the waterfalls for picnic, camping etc. The waterfall itself is a sheer sight and the water is very good for swimming or simply relaxing.

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  • Pulau Redang

    Pulau Redang (Redang Island) is one of the most beautiful island off the east coast of peninsula Malaysia. There are clean beaches, colourful corals, lots of marine life, many beach resorts etc. As time goes by, this place has attracted more & more tourists. More information & photos are at my VT Pulau Redang page, which should be ready by early...

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  • Giant Green Durian-Part II

    Why! It's where you can pay your car park ticket. They have a manual system here in Cukai/Kemaman. Park your car and the attendant will issue a ticket (with time & date stated) and place it on your windscreen. Just before leaving, take this to the Giant Durian and pay the required amount.I also noticed a Giant Coconut and a Giant Milk bottle. Guess...

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  • Pantai Penunjuk Kijal

    Once a nameless unspoilt beach that I had discovered by accident in 1999, Pantai Penunjuk has changed very little. The beach was totally deserted when we visited but for a few friendly cats, chickens and goats from the nearby village. However, with the recent improvement in road access from the village of Kijal, who's to say what it will be like 5...

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  • The Town that Petroleum Built

    Driving on from Pantai Kemasek and Kijal towards Dungun, you will first come to the towns of Kertih, Paka, and next is Dungun. I call Kertih the town that petroleum built as it is where the main Petronas oil refinery is located. I found it quite fascinating.Petronas not only has a large office complex here, it has also built an entire town for its...

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  • Fishing Village at Paka Riverside

    After driving past the refinery complex of Kertih, you will soon find yourself in the town of Paka. The interesting part of Paka is just outside the town and before the bridge. The small fishing village here presented some good phototaking opportunities: fishing boats afloat on the river and village houses built on stilts...you know what I mean!...

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  • Just Escape from the City

    Once in a while, you just need to escape from the city and its hectic pace of life. Why not hop into a FORD ESCAPE and make your way to the East Coast of Malaysia? In 4 hours, you'll be there and you will find that your cares soon fade away and the single biggest pressing decision that needs to be made is:"What's shall I have for Lunch Today?"My...

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  • Pantai Kemasek-another view

    This picture shows another view of Pantai Pemasek. There are the two craigy hills that I mentioned, and a Malay family seated out with their headscarves blowing in the wind! Take a look at the mighty waves-shows you how windy it gets during the monsoon period. I had so many pictures of this beach that I have created a Kemasek travelogue on it....

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  • Pekan Kijal / Kijal Village

    Begin your trip at Awana Kijal Resort, get back on the main road (Jalan Kemaman-Dungun) and head towards Cukai/Kemanan. After passing a row of Lemang* Stalls , you will come to a set of traffic lights and see a sign that says Kijal. Turn left and follow this road to the village of Kijal. You will discover quaint wooden kampong houses with attap...

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  • Visit the romantic & picturesque Pantai...

    Heading north towards Dungun and Kuala Terengganu, about 2 km from Awana Kijal Resort is the romantic and pictureque Pantai Kemasek.When I visited in 1999, I stumbled upon this little gem of a beach where even the poorest photographer could not but take beautiful photos. Today, it has been developed into a public beach area, and there is a row of...

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  • Relax at the Cukai Riverfront

    Driving along Jalan Sulaimani, you will pass the Main Cukai Wet Market on your left and next up is the Cukai Riverfront. It is a nice spot to park your car, relax and take some photos. There is an open-air car park, a taxi rental service and a small jetty for disembarkation from passenger boats (see pics). When I was there, I saw old men seated by...

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  • Visit the Bakau Recreational Park

    Taman Rekreasi Bakau TinggiUpon leaving the town of Cukai, you would drive back towards Awana Kijal Resort. On your left, look out for a tall Malaysian flag just before the bridge. Here you will find a small recreational park with a river view. What makes this park unique is its riverbank that has mangrove swamps. Shelters and wooden walkway have...

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  • Look out for the Giant Durian!

    There are a number of Giant Green Durians around Cukai Town. It is taller than a man, and had a door too.It had me wondering what they were. Can you guess?Look at the next tip for the answer!

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  • Where are we?

    This is the exact spot where we parked our truck, went down to the beach & strikes some silly Coke Ads positions.The whole length of east coast drive is so scenic. If not because of time constraint, we will probably stop every 1/2 KM.

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  • Coke Ads shooting @Kijal (am just...

    This place is just too incredible in many ways. It distract us from continue our journey, make us posed some silly ads position & better still make Kodak richer.

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  • a visit to the fish farm

    a visit to the fish farm is pretty interesting, especially for someone like me who is used to only seeing fishes in the local market or supermarket.. :) see rows and rows of nets with hundreds of fishes swimming around.. they get all excited every time you walk close, anticipating meal time!

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