|In Kuala Terengganu Central
The Central Market faces the Sungai Terengganu
waterfront. Besides the usual offerings of a 'wet'
market, there are Terengganu specialties such as fish
crackers, seasonal fruits, local handicrafts and
delicacies. As with most Malaysian markets, the height of
activity is in the morning.
Pantai Batu Buruk and the Cultural
Pantai Batu Buruk, a popular stretch of beach in
front of the Pantai Primula Hotel, is the venue of the
annual Beach Festival. The Gelanggang Seni (Cultural
Centre) is located along this beach. Traditional games and pastimes are displayed on
Fridays, between 5pm-6:30pm.
Located on a hill in Jalan Cherong Lanjut, the
Terengganu State Museum contains a fine collection of
nineteenth-century Chinese wares, showing a clear Islamic
influence, prehistoric tools from the Stone Age, and
ancient manuscripts of Islamic calligraphy.
The royal palace, situated near Bukit Puteri in Kuala
Terengganu, is the venue for royal birthdays and
weddings, conferments of titles, and receptions of
dignitaries. Its brightly-painted orange exterior and its
architecture is a blend of the old and the new.
At Rhusila, about 10 km from Kuala Terengganu, local
craftsmen and women create unusual native crafts, such as
mats and baskets.
Keluang/Dendong Beach Park
This quiet beach park, 140 km north of Kuala
Terengganu, is ideal for tranquil family picnics.
Kuala Ibai, 6 km from Kuala Terengganu, is
Malaysia's pioneer silk-weaving centre, offering insights
into silk production, from the spinning into yarns, to
textile-weaving and batik printing. Beautiful batik,
handpainted or printed are for sale in the centre's
at Rantau Abang
The warm grainy sands of Rantau Abang are
thought to be the ideal nesting grounds for the giant
Dermocheleys coriaca (leatherback turtles). Rantau Abang
is one of the few leatherback nesting sites in the world.
Turtle sanctuaries have been established in an effort to
reverse the decline of leatherback turtles. Collection
(except by licensed turtle egg collectors) or eating of
turtle eggs are forbidden. In the Rantau Abang
Visitors' Centre, a documentary on the turtle and its
nesting habits is screened at regular intervals.
A popular picnic spot, located 56 km west of
Kuala Terengganu, features waterfalls, jungle trails, and
lots of Malaysian fruits for sale at the orchard.
Malaysia's largest rock-filled hydro-electric
dam has a catchment area of 260,000 hectares. The area
around the dam is ideal for jungle trekking and nature
walks. The lake, popular with anglers, yields baung,
toman, sebarau, kelah, lampam and kelisa.
A five-minute boat ride from the Kuala
Terengganu waterfront takes you to the home of master
boat-builders, whom you can watch at work.