Negeri Terengganu Transportation
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Driving to and around Terengganu
The best way is to see Terengganu by road. There is no railway line in the state.There are two major roads. the coastal road which is more slower and scenic. The highway which is faster and inland. Generally the road condition is excellent and can be straight and easy to drive. But beware of waterbuffaloes, cows or villagers cycling or walking along the road especially in the late evening. Drive slow and safe. Stop and enjoy the views especially the different beaches. Caution: During the monsoon season, flooding is common.
Getting to Pantai Teluk Bidara
Drive along Highway 3 towards Kuala Terengganu. After you passed Dungun and the bridge over Sungai Dungun a sign will point for you to turn right. Go right in and you will be greeted by a series of signs like the one in the main picture strategically located at turn point in a kampung.Follow them and you will be reach the beach.
Hitchiking is not very effective way of getting around. In my opinion, the Malaysian people don't really simply give a lift to a stranger. This is not the local culture. Maybe they think it is not safe to pick up a stranger. So avoid that if possible.I did met 2 hitchikers in the middle of the night waiting for somebody to pick them up. Unfortunately they were heading to the different direction, and waiting at the wrong place. So i just droped them about 300m away where the route heading to the direction they were going.
Currently there is ONLY ONE airport connected to Kuala Terengganu airport, which is Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). So if you are in Thailand, Singapore, Australia, Penang (MY), Johor(MY), etc. you need to make a transit in KLIA. So plan your journey so that your previous of next destination is Kuala Lumpur or other country if you are planning to fly to/from Kuala Terengganu.There is 2 providers for the flight which are MAS(Malaysian Airline System) and AirAsia. The fare for MAS is fixed (about >RM100-RM120), whereas it is budget flight for AIrAia (like RyanAir/JumboAir in Europe). Book your ticket earlier for a cheaper price.
If you are planning to get a taxi from a place to another, make sure that you go to the taxi station. The reason is that you can't see any, or less than 2 on the street. This is because the locals normally don't use the taxies, unless they are going out town. And most of the locals will take the private cars (unlicensed taxi) who will wait for a full car to go to a place. Normally they will be around the crowded area, like the Tanjung Express Bus Station, the Pasar Payang (Kuala Terengganu Market), etc. Ask the locals for more information about other towns.Remember you ask for the price before boarding the taxi, just in case...
Terengganu express buses provide a lot of destinations coming in or going out of Terengganu. You can go to North, West, South or even Singapore. And if you are not in the capital town (Kuala Terengganu), you still can buy the ticket in the certain big town such as Dungun, Kemaman, Jerteh, etc. and alight or board the bus from there.But the only problem thing is that the timing is limited. Meaning to say that there might be only 1 or 2 trip per day for some cities. So need to plan your journey carefully or else you will get stuck in the bus station the whole day just to wait for the time to pass. And normally it is advisable to buy the ticket earlier than the journey date so that you will be guarantee for a seat and also for you to plan your time wisely.The fare for the ticket to Kuala Lumpur is about RM30, and to Singapore might be about RM40. I can't remember as there was a slight...
The local buses is the cheapest way of getting around the town. BUT..... as far as i know, there is no detail or map stating which route the bus going to take. Only the locals and the bus driver will know. So becareful when you are planning to go to some place. You need to ask around, especially the bus driver where you destination is. The bus operating hour will be around 7am to 6pm in the evening. Plan your journey safely or else you will be stuck in the middle of nowhere!! The fare from Kuala Terengganu to Dungun (about 80KM) is about RM5. So normally it will be less than that...
From Jalan Kuching/Selayang/Kepong to Karak H'way
From PJ or Damansara to Jalan Kuching & Jalan Ipoh or via LDP to Selayang/Kepong, find your way to the big roundabout. At this roundabout (which also takes you via the old trunk road to Ipoh), follow the signs that say "Genting" and "Kuantan". Along the way, you will pass Batu Caves (see pics) on your left. Selayang town is on your right.Pay RM4.00 toll (toll rate current as at Dec 2004) and from here it is 60 km to Karak town and 240 km to Kuantan.After the tunnel, there is a large rest area called Genting Sempah. It has many eating stalls, clean toilets, Petronas petrol station and a McDonalds. This rest stop is recommended! To rejoin the highway from this rest area, look for the "KUANTAN" sign. After a while you will pass the Bukit Tinggi turn-off (on your left) and soon after, there will be a toll gate - pay RM2.50 toll and continue on your journey.Additional Info: Immediately after...
On the Karak Highway
As mentioned in the previous tip, the Karak Highway is the highway that will take you to Genting Highlands, Bukit Tinggi and Karak town. When driving to Terengganu, follow the "KUANTAN HIGHWAY" green sign.The Karak highway is rather notorious for its high rate of accidents and some deaths. An older highway, it is full of bends and you should know how dangerous it can be, if you speed here. Please note that the speed limit here is 90 km/h. Beware of speeding traffic and heavy vehicles, especially on the downhill stretches. Check your car brakes and service your car before you start your journey!If you start timing your journey from the RM4.00 toll in the above tip, you should exit the Karak Highway and get to the next toll plaza in about 50 mins to 1 hour. The sign here reads:174 km to Kuantan56 km to Temerloh81 km to Chenoron to the next tip...For those on their way to Karak town, please...
To Awana Kijal Resort-You're almost there!
After Cukai/Kemaman, when you have driven past the row of lemang stalls, look out for the signs that reads Awana Kijal Resort, which will be on your right. Just before that sign, you will come to a Star Cruise Jetty sign, followed by a row of shophouses, immediately before the junction.When you see this sign (see pics), you'll know that your journey is over and you have reached Awana Kijal Resort. Time taken from KL: about 4-4.5 hoursWell done!!
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