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Terengganu



                                      

Terengganu is famous for its fishing villages, long sandy beaches and coral islands as well. Terengganu is full of Malay Cultural. There are a lot of leisure activities for Terengganu people such as playing kite, Gasing(top spinning).


Population and Area

Terengganu has a total population of 1,0500,000. Kuala Terengganu is the capital of Terengganu. Its bordered in the northwest by Kelantan, the southwest by Pahang. Based on the census of 2010 years, Malay make up 94.4% of the population and, Chinese 2.4%, while Indians 0.21%. The main industrial is fishing. Terengganu covers an area of ​​12,955 sq kilometers.

Terengganu’s greatest asset is its people, picturesque village and live moderation, harmony, happiness life where life is also deeply constraints by their religious, traditional and cultural.

Terengganu people are famous of its is their artwork, handicrafts and excellent shipbuilding technology. The major cities atTerengganu are included: Kemaman, Kerteh, Dungun, Rantau Abang, Marang and Kuala Terengganu North of Kuala Terengganu towns: Merang, Penarek and Kuala Besut.


Local Cuisine and Products

1.Nasi Padang
2.Nasi minyak
3.keropok
4.Nasi Kandar (This food served with rice, curry sauce, chicken, beef, lamb or fish.)


Tourist Attractions

1. Redang Island
Redang Island is marine park. Its clear waters which can virtually look the fish directly in the water. You just need throw the bread into the sea, the fish would have jumped on each other fighting over for food. Beautiful sunsets and perfect coral make Redang Island become a paradise. There are a lot of activities at this island such as swimming, diving, snorkeling, jungle hiking, fishing, boating or any other outdoor activities. Those diving tourists may enjoy the wonderful world of the sea. There will be surrounded by colorful tropical fish at the depth of about 1 to 1.5 meters of the sea. In additions, local tour guides mostly with diving license, will be enthusiastic to give visitors guidance notes.

2. Pulau Kapas
Pulau Kapas is famous as the emerald green waters, white sandy beaches, coconut trees, bird nests and rocks coral islands. Besides the original unspoilt areas, this island also is a paradise for diving lovers. There is a wide range of water sports such as diving, surfing, snorkeling, swimming, boating and so on at this island. In addition, this island is a place where the turtles come ashore to lay eggs. Visitors are able to see the turtle during spawning season in the month of May to September each year. The turtle will digging before it ashore to lay eggs, then cover with the sand and leave. This island is situated half and hour from Terengganu.

3. Perhentian Island
Perhentian Island is formed by two islands, which is paradise for those who love nature. Visitors can enjoy a variety of water sport activities such as fishing, snorkeling, diving, surfing, sailing, boating, swimming and other activities. There are many rows of coconut trees around the jungle, clean beaches, warm blue waters and colorful coral reefs.

4. Rantau Abang
Rantau Abang is a place not to be missed in Terengganu. Its famous for turtle nesting spectacle at every year between May to September. During this period, passengers can wait the turtle come from midnight to dawn, to watch the turtles lay their eggs. Some of these turtles weighing around 375 kilograms. Based on the report, this place is one of the world’s turtle visit location out of six.

5. Bukit Keluang
Bukit Keluang which positioning at about 140 km from the north of Terengganu is the best location in Malaysia. Visitor can enjoy the clean beach and the sun, or immersed in the quiet atmosphere of the natural landscape. At the same time, this place also famous for diving, swimming and surfing as well. There are many strange rock formations at the shore which visitors are able to explore it.

6. Marang A typical fishing village scenery is a major feature of Terengganu. Marang is a simple and pure fishing village, visitors can enjoy the towering coconut palms waving in the breeze, breath of fresh air from the ocean, peaceful beautiful of ports and fishing boats along the shore. You can choose a comfortable shop shore, sit and enjoy the fishermen move their harvest from their boat to the shore.

7. Kenyir Malaysia's the largest lake, is also is the another path to the National Park (Tahan Mountain National Park). It has 340 islands, 14 waterfalls and 2 caves, is the origin place of fish. Kenyir Resort in the ancient tropical forests to provide you with a comfortable place to stay. This resort offers visitors a quiet and comfortable environment. Kenyir resort famous for its natural beauty with the peaceful. The area of Kenyir quite broad, it was extended to the west edge of the Tahan Mountains National Park. It be the excellent choice for those natural lovers and adventurous visitors. This unique natural beauty, creating an idyllic environment, quiet and comfortable to the visitors.


Transportation

•Flight
Malaysia Airlines provide daily flights service from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Kuala Terengganu Airport (TGG) (road 490 km).

•Land
There are many bus and taxi provided to send visitors to other towns within the state. In addition, visitors also can take the night bus express from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Besut.

•Jetty
Kuala Besut Terminals, Merang Jetty.