Central Market

Kuala Terengganu

The Central Market is a lively place to sample tasty local snacks, sniff a durian and purchase other fresh fruit and fish. Browse a wide collection of batik and kain songket (traditional handwoven fabric) for artisanal souvenirs. Many stalls don't operate on Friday.

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Nearby Kuala Terengganu attractions

1. Bukit Puteri

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Across the road from the Central Market, look for an escalator and steep flight of steps leading up to Bukit Puteri, a 200m-high hill with good views of…

2. 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…

3. Zainal Abidin Mosque

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The gleaming Zainal Abidin mosque dominates the city centre. The interior is relatively austere, but enlivened by sunlight streaming through nine domes…

4. Pasar Payang Alley

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The public art on this Chinatown alley commemorates local Chinese community leaders and famous Malays.

5. Teck Soon Heritage House


This handsomely painted Chinatown shophouse originally belonging to the Teck Soon trading company is now an interesting museum focusing on the history of…

6. Perakanan Photo Gallery

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

7. Ho Ann Kiong

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One of Chinatown's most attractive buildings, this compact and colourful riot of red and gold architecture and decor dates back to 1796. It was…

8. Turtle Alley

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This Chinatown alleyway is covered with attractive mosaics and metal plaques about Kuala Terengganu's endangered turtles.