Kuala Terengganu is the administrative capital of Terengganu in Malaysia. The royal capital lies towards the northeast of Kuala Lumpur and faces the South China Sea. It is situated at the estuary of Terengganu River and boasts of the largest population in Terengganu. The city enjoys a tropical rainforest climate with constant temperature and high humidity. There are sandy coastal beaches as well as coastal plains. Swamp forests line the rivers of Kuala Terengganu. The city is loaded with many historical and recreation spots that draw a steady stream of tourists here.
Despite the modern architecture and development, Kuala Terengganu retains its charm. If planning a trip here ensure that you make your bookings at a hotel in Kuala Terengganu well in advance. It is the because of the growing popularity of Malaysia’s prettiest city on the eastern peninsular side. There are plenty of lodging options here that suit the pocket of every kind. One can pick from homestays, budget hotel as well as luxury resorts. If you are looking for an affordable and comfortable place with all the amenities, then Felda Residence Kuala Terengganu is undoubtedly a good choice.
Flights operate daily to the city of Kuala Terengganu and the city of Kuala Terengganu. You can also travel by bus or car rental. A drive from Kuala Lumpur will take you about 6 to 7 hours. There are numerous great attractions within the city and the surrounding areas.
- Bukit Puteri can be easily reached from the Central. All one needs to look for is an escalator and steep flight of steps that lead to the 200m-high hill. From here you can enjoy some great views of the city. There is a mid-19th-century fort at the top that you can explore.
- If you want to do some shopping and enjoy exotic snacks, then head for the Central Market. Browse for traditional handwoven fabric, brocade and extensive collection of batik. The colorful and charming market is located next to Chinatown and sells an enormous variety of traditional products and souvenirs
- Visit Turtle Alley in this Chinatown alleyway which is covered with attractive mosaics and metal plaques giving information on endangered turtles. The narrow lane in Chinatown showcases beautified and themed artworks on the endangered status of turtles at the beaches of Terengganu.
- Wander in the Pasar Payang Alley and feast your eyes on the street art in Chinatown alley that commemorates famous Malays and local Chinese community leaders. This is where you will find the range of local best seafood products and some great varieties of rice.
- Ho Ann Kiong is one of the most attractive buildings of Chinatown. You will love observing the small and colorful riot of red and gold architecture. The décor is pretty old and dates back to 1796. It was once a hub of the Chinese community. Ho Ann Kiong temple contains a statue of the Goddess Mazu and is the main temple of the Hokkien community.
- Kompleks Muzium Negeri Terengganu is made of interconnected buildings that spread across 26 hectares of land. The exhibits display historically exciting inscriptions in traditional Malay text as well as some mildly bizarre wildlife exhibit that features threadbare taxidermy.
- Teck Soon Heritage House is a blue-painted Chinatown house that belongs to the Teck Soon trading company. Today, it operates as now an interesting museum that focuses on the history of Chinese Perakanan culture.
There are numerous attractions near Kuala Terengganu, such as Lake Kenyir along with some favorite waterfalls like Lasir, Soak, Lata Terap, Tembat, and Petuang. Pay a visit to the small village of Pengkalan Gawi that is simply stunning, and one can enjoy the exquisite view over Lake Kenyir from here.
Keropok lekor (especially keropok lekor Losong), a local delicacy made from fish and other traditional dishes such as nasi dagang, laksam, laksa Terengganu, otak-otak, sata, pulut lepa, ketupat sotong, and roti paun can be found in the city. In the area of Kampung Cina, Peranakan Chinese cuisine that combines Malay and Chinese cooking styles and other traditional Chinese dishes are availabl
most common to visit as they are nearest to the small village of Pengkalan Gawi. Both are equally stunning and both have areas where you can swim a bit. At Lasir you can walk the short trail to the top and from there you can enjoy an exquisite view over Lake Kenyir (watch out though as it can be slippery).
wouldn’t recommend you to stay longer than three days, because there is not enough to do in the city itself. In the surroundings of the city, on the contrary, there is more than enough to do. You could visit one of the many beautiful tropical islands nearby Kuala Terengganu, like Redang, Lang Tengah, Tenggol and Kapas. Or you could head over to Lake Kenyir; the biggest man-made lake in Southeast Asia. You can travel from and to Kuala Terengganu in different ways. Most inhabitants earn a living by fishing. Moreover, the state of Terengganu earns extreme amounts of money by oil extraction. Along the coast you find some oil refineries, and there are numerous expats living in the region because of business re