Terengganu Holiday Guide

The state of Terengganu is one of the eastern states of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of slightly more than 1 million. Known officially as Terengganu Darul Iman, it is also widely regarded as one of the more religious states of the country. It is very popular among tourists for its white sandy beaches in Rantau Abang which is also famed for being the hatching spot for leatherback turtles. Apart from that, it is also known for its islands that include Pulau Redang, and Pulau Perhentian both of which are very popular destinations among locals and foreign visitors. The current Sultan of the state Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin is currently the 13th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia and in place as the ruler of the state is the Regent of Terengganu.

Kuala Terengganu , Terrengganu – (Capital)

The state capital of Terengganu is Kuala Terengganu with a population of around 400,000. It is the largest city of the state where it became a city in 2008. As it is the main city of the state, Kuala Terengganu is known to be the main hub for transportation as well as commerce. Tourists who are looking to visit the nearby islands will usually be coming in through here on rail or road as well as by air through the Sultan Mahmud Airport. Apart from the Chinatown, the State Museum, it also hosts the Malaysian leg of the Monsoon Cup.

Kemaman, Terrengganu

The town of Kemaman is one of the major districts in the east coastal state of Terengganu. It is separated through Dungun on the north while borders the state with Pahang towards the south. It is widely known as one of the oldest towns in the country which dates back to the second century BC when it was known as Kole as documented by Ptolemy, a Greek astrologer. It is known for its natural resources that include oil and gas as well as steel. The town has since become one of the major industrialize areas since oil of discovered in offshore areas of the state in the 1980s thereby bringing the likes of Petronas and other MNCs.

Marang, Terrengganu

The town of Marang is one of the major town in Terenggnau. It is located along the coast of the highway that connects Kuala Terengganu with Kuantan of Pahang. Marang is very much known of its fishery industry while it has been actively promoting tourism in recent years. Located about 20km from the capital at Kuala Terenggnau, it is widely known as the main exit point towards the very popular Pulau Kapas and Pulau Gemial. Marang has undergo major developments over the years since its humble beginning when it only had 2 rows of wooden houses where it was known as a ‘cowboy town’ then. Today the cultural personality of Marang is still evident despite the growing industrialization that is taking place.

Pulau Redang

If you want a vacation getaway which is away from the city and towns with clear waters and beautiful beaches, Pulau Redang or Redang Island would be your ideal choice. This is where paradise can be experienced with fishes coming as close as 50 feet

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Pulau Perhentian

Perhentian Islands is located at the north east of Malaysia, off the coast of Terengganu. It is divided into 2 main islands, namely Perhentian Besar and Perhentian Kecil. It has other smaller islands which are still inhabited, including Seringgi, Rawa and Susu Dara which are

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The eastern coast of Peninsular Malaysia is made up of the states of Kelantan and Terengganu. Kuala Terengganu is the state capital of the latter in which it is located not far from the seaside overlooking the South China Sea. The town center is located

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