Fort in Kuala Terengganu

Bukit Puteri

Across the road from the central market, look for a steep flight of steps leading up to Bukit Puteri, a 200m-high hill with good views of the city. On top are the scant remains of a mid-19th-century fort, some canno…
Chinese Temple in Kuala Terengganu

Ho Ann Kiong

In Chinatown, this compact and colourful riot of red and gold architecture and decor dates back to 1796.
Historic Building in Kuala Terengganu

Teck Soon Heritage House

Painted a glorious trio of three shades of blue, this Chinatown house originally belonging to the Teck Soon trading company is now an interesting museum focusing on the history of Chinese Perakanan culture in Kuala …
Gallery in Kuala Terengganu

Perakanan Photo Gallery

A compact Chinatown display of interesting B&W photos telling the story of KT's history.
Cultural Centre in Kuala Terengganu

Cultural Centre Stage

Across the road from Pantai Batu Buruk, the main beach, is Cultural Centre stage; check with the tourist office to see if any shows are lined up.
Palace in Kuala Terengganu

Istana Maziah

On the eastern flank of the hill near the central market is the sultan’s palace. It’s built in colonial-era style, but renovations have given the structure a blocky feel. The palace is closed to the public, except f…
Harbour in Kuala Terengganu

Pulau Duyung

From the jetty near the Seri Malaysia Hotel you can take a 60-sen ferry ride to Pulau Duyung, the largest island in the estuary. Fishing boats are built here, for both local and international clients, using age-old …
Mosque in Kuala Terengganu

Zainal Abidin Mosque

The gleaming Zainal Abidin mosque dominates the city centre. The interior is relatively austere, but enlivened by sunlight streaming through nine domes, and a framework of delicate latticed windows. Non-Muslims can …
Beach in Kuala Terengganu

Pantai Batu Buruk

Pantai Batu Buruk is the city beach, popular with families and, unfortunately, litter bugs. It’s not the best beach in Malaysia given the strong winds and rips, but it’s pretty nonetheless. Across the road is the Cu…
Mosque in Kuala Terengganu