Picturesque Coastlines & Flourishing Batik Industry
Terengganu is blessed with a wealth of natural landscapes and resources – lush virgin tropical forest, lakes and many other natural beauties. Thirteen of its exotic islands are Protected Marine Parks. Terengganu’s economy is driven by offshore oil rigging, oil refinery, fishing industry and small & medium enterprises.
Places of interest in Terengganu:
Kuala Terengganu and Surrounds – Pasar Payang is a central market located by the Terengganu River and is part of the Kuala Terengganu Waterfront. It is a popular tourist spot, selling Popular local food items as well as other items like batik, songket, silverware and brassware.
Tasik Kenyir the largest man-make lake in Southeast Asia created in 1985 by the damming of the Kenyir River. It covers 260 sq km in size and contains 340 islands and has been successfully developed for eco-tourism with many resorts dotting its shores. Fishing is popular, so as trekking and boating.
Turtle Sanctuaries visit is not to be missed when in Terengganu. There are several turtle sanctuaries in Terengganu, notably in Rantau Abang, Setiu, Kerteh and also Pulau Redang. The Ma’Daerah Turtle Sanctuary in Kerteh focuses on participatory activities and better conservative awareness. Participants assist the rangers to patrolling the beach; observe nesting turtles, monitor hatchlings emergence and releasing hatchlings to the seas.
Bukit Puteri, which is the highest point here is a 200-meter high hill situated a short distance from Pasar Payang. Renowned for its historical significance, it was used as a fortress from 1831 to 1876 to ward off enemy attacks. Visitors can see the magnificent view of the surrounding areas.
Pulau Duyung is famous for traditional boat building and repairs. Here, you can see them being build by skilled builders who mastered the art of boat-making handed down from generation to generation.
Cruising the Terengganu River and passes through the state capital and that makes the city unique and pictureque. Cruising the river is to get another perspective of the state capital. From the Shah Bandar jetty, take a slow cruise towards Pulau Duyung. Along the way observe traditional villages by the riverside, rural lifestyle and natural scenery.