Tag Archives: Terengganu

Terengganu Beaches

GRAND TOUR – continued In my opinion, the state of Terengganu has the best beaches in Peninsular Malaysia. I am talking about beaches on the mainland only and not the islands which I shall write about separately. I visited quite a few of these beaches during my travels and in case you are planning a […]

Redang Kalong Resort~ The Exclusive Part of Redang

Here’s a non-sponsored review of our week-long beach vacation at Redang Kalong Resort, Terrenganu, Malaysia. Earlier this year, we were planning for just a short holiday which is affordable and have lots of fun with Mother Nature. After shortlisting a few destinations, we finally settled for the beautiful Redang Island and made our booking in […]

Terengganu State Museum

Acclaimed as the largest museum in South East Asia, the Terengganu State Museum Complex houses century old artefacts and artworks of rich and colourful heritage. Located on 27 hectares of land in Bukit Losong, Kuala Terengganu, the complexes itself are an impressive architectural feat, based on the designs of Terengganu’s old palace. It comprises a […]

Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque, Terengganu

Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque (Masjid Terapung) is built on a floating platform, giving it a unique perspective from all facets. It sits snuggly on the estuary of Terengganu River and its modern architecture is due to the ingenuity of one of the princes in Terengganu. The glistening white mosque combines modern and Moorish architecture, symbolizing […]

Pulau Kapas, Terengganu

About 6km off the coast of Marang is Pulau Kapas, an island renowned for its clear waters, sandy white beaches and swaying palms. Kapas Island is situated offshore about 30 minutes by slow boat or 10 minutes by fast boat from Marang jetty, 20 minutes south of Kuala Terengganu. Relatively isolated from the hustle and […]

Lang Tengah Island, Terengganu

Pulau Lang Tengah is a very small island located between Perhentian Island and Redang Island. This little island is accessible by a 30-minute boat ride from the Merang jetty. According to locals, Lang Tengah takes its name from ‘Lang’ which comes from helang which means ‘eagle’ in the Malay language, and tengah, meaning ‘middle’. Thus, […]

Kenyir Lake, Terengganu

Tasik Kenyir is the largest man-made lake in Southeast Asia, spanning 260,000 hectares. It is also Malaysia’s largest rock filled hydroelectric dam. When the area was flooded, most of the hills were above the water level, thus creating about 340 man-made islands. The rainforest that cradles the area furnishes the lake with an incredible assortment […]

Pasar Payang, Terengganu

The Central Market, locally known as Pasar Payang, is located by the Terengganu River and is one of the most popular tourist spots in Kuala Terengganu. Housed in a modern building, it offers visitors a variety of traditional handicrafts such as batik, silk, songket, brocade and brassware, as well as fresh produce. Visitors to this […]

Pulau Perhentian, Terengganu

Pulau Perhentian, meaning ‘stopover island’, is not to be missed. Situated 21km off the coast of Terengganu, it consists of the islands of Pulau Perhentian Besar and Pulau Perhentian Kecil. Covered by unspoilt jungle, windswept palms, powdery white beaches and surrounded by sapphire blue waters, Pulau Perhentian is a sanctuary for fishermen, migratory birds and […]