Welcome to Terengganu

This region of Malaysia is fairly isolated geographically from the rest of the country and hasn't experience the large influxes of Indians and Chinese. Traditional activities such as kite flying, top spinning, songket weaving and batik printing are alive and well in Terengganu.

Top experiences in Terengganu

Terengganu activities

$17.11 Tours & Sightseeing

Chinatown Walking Tour: Wet Market, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

Your tour begins at the Tourist Information Kiosk on Pagoda Street (next to Srim Mariamman Temple), where you will meet your expert local guide.Together with your guide, walk along the narrow streets between traditional pre-war shop houses and let your guide recount stories of Chinese migrants who left China and settled here in search of a better living. They worked as coolies during colonial times and stayed in the upper floors of these shop houses, sometimes with as many as 10 people in one small room.  As you move through the five-foot-ways, rediscover the old trades, such as woodwork, traditional Chinese medical halls, tea houses, calligraphy galleries, and bakeries that are still plying their trades here today.Immerse yourself in the bustling streets as your tour guide shares the origins of street names with you, from Pagoda Street to Smith Street, Waterloo Street to Terengganu street.Before long you will find yourself at the local wet market and cooked food centre. Step into the basement wet market where vendors peddle fresh fruits and veggies, sauces and livestock. Proceed to the upper floors where a congregation of local cooked food hawkers churn out yummlicious local dishes. Tease your tastebuds with a sampling of local biscuits and snacks.End the tour with visit to the Sri Mariamman and Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, located on the same stretch of road – a testament to Singapore’s multi-cultural and multi-religious society. It is here that you bid goodbye to your guide and fellow walking tour mates. As it is half past noon, why not pick a restaurant that catches your fancy and sit down for a local lunch. Highlights: • Expert local guide to show you sights in Chinatown which you may have otherwise missed touring on your own. • Come up close to a Chinese wet market where vegetables, fruits, and livestocks are peddled by vendors • Visit Chinese tea houses, medical herbal halls, and a traditional Chinese bakery • Sample local biscuits • Step foot into the Hindu Sri Mariamman and Buddhist Buddha Tooth Relic temple

$90 Cultural & Theme Tours

Terengganu Country Side Tour

Drive along the picturesque countryside to the interior of Terengganu enroute, visit Terengganu keris hilt making and songket weaver, songket is a magnificent traditional Malay fabric beautifully woven in silk or cotton yarns using gold or colourful metallic treads to form traditional songket motifs. Most experienced songket weavers inherited their skills from their ancestors. Witness the traditional live style of Terengganu villagers which included stop at several cottage industries like mengkuang and pandanus weaving, dodol making, coconut sugar making, monkey pluck coconut and try young coconut juice, flesh and air tuak. (Depends on avaibality) - Picnic Lunch - Watch how charcoal being made and visit Marang fishing village.  Transfer back to Kuala Terengganu

$105 Day Trips & Excursions

Terengganu River Safari Trip

Shahbandar river taxi jetty, Cruise to the picturesque Pulau Duyung (Mermaid Island) fishing village, dot with brightly paint fishing boat. Visit a unique boat building at the fishing village of Duyung Island, beautifully squeeze in the middle of Terengganu River mouth. At the headland of Duyung Island, there is a fine view of China Town wooden stilt houses. - Cruise up to Jeram River. Along the mangrove swamp river, you will be greeted by wild animals like monitor lizard, monkeys, crabs, colourful birds, eagles and sometime an otters. Witness the traditional live style of Terengganu villagers which included stop at one of the village by the river and then proceed to State Museum (the largest museum in Southeast Asia with outdoor and indoor museum).

$100 Day Trips & Excursions

Sekayu Waterfalls & Terrapin Conservation Center From Kuala Terengganu

Transfer from Kuala Terengganu to Terrapin Conservation Centre ( Batagur baska is a species of riverine turtle) at Bukit Paloh located on the bank of the Terengganu river. Some 1,300 eggs are collected from three conservation sites between January and April every year. The centre keeps about 1,350 animals at any one time and releases an average of 600 each year. Since the programme started, about 10,000 young river terrapins have been successfully released into the Terengganu River.  Depart to Sekayu, Walk along the tropical fruit trees (durian, ciku, duku, rambutan, jambu batu, etc.) and orchid garden. (Please advice tropical fruit trees and orchid garden are seasoning)        - Picnic Lunch  - Trek through the tropical rain forest to the top layer of Sekayu Waterfall Surrounding by the green forest, dip in the cool water or just wander around the jungle.  Transfer back to Kuala Terengganu

$31.50 Transfers & Ground Transport

Kuala Lumpur To Perhentian Islands One Way Private Transfers

Meeting Point Please be at Hotel lobby 15 minutes before departure time What to Remember Please leave the following information in the "Leave a comment for the local supplier" section: • Hotel Name • Hotel Address •Pickup Time • Drop-Off Location One suitcase and one carry-on bag allowed per passenger. This transfer is not wheelchair accessible. Depending upon availability, the vehicle provided for the service may not be exactly as depicted in the photo. About Island: The Perhentian Islands are islands in Besut District, Terengganu, Malaysia. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar and Perhentian Kecil. The small, uninhabited islands of Susu Dara, Serengeh and Rawa.Located at South China Sea east coast of Malaysia, the Perhentian  group of islands consists of Perhentian Besar and Perhentian Kecil. Situated 108 km from Kuala Terengganu (1.5 Hours) and 54 km from Kota Bharu (1 Hours) .The boat journey of about 30 minute by speedboat and  1.5 hours by slow boat. Pulau Perhentian promises interesting holidays destination with white sandy beach, jungle interior and interesting diving are a sure combination to attract the diver and non-diver. Best month for diving is between March to September. Dive equipment is readily available for rent at almost all dive centers.

$13 Cultural & Theme Tours

Islamic Arts Museum & Free Kuala Lumpur City Tour

10.00am meet and greet our friendly English Speaking Driver at the hotel lobby and proceed for your tour and You will be picked-up from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle and take a tour through the Melaka City.The Islamic Arts Museum (IAMM) is one of the best museums in Malaysia with over 7000 top quality artefacts from all over the Islamic world. This gallery showcases fine examples of Islamic architecture ranging from Africa to the Far East. I particularly liked the models of the Taj Mahal, unusual mosque designs in various countries and the large scale model of the Masjid al-Haram, Mecca.The use of natural motifs such as plants, fruits and clouds make their way into local arts such as textiles. Examples of wood carving, metal handicrafts and kris designs are also featured. Where the Chinese and Islamic influences merged to produce some exquisite artworks including cloisonné wares and calligraphic scrolls. Collections of complete costumes from all over the Islamic world are on show as well as some fine wall coverings and rugs.Now  we start a free City Tour to TUGU NEGARA (NATIONAL MONUMENT), SULTAN ABDUL SAMAD BUILDING, ISTANA NEGARA (NATIONAL PALACE) and DATARAN MERDEKA  (MERDEKA SQUARE).TUGU NEGARA (NATIONAL MONUMENT)Situated overlooking the KL Lake gardens, the huge bronze monument was built to pay tribute to the soldiers who gave their lives defending the country during the Communist Insurgency in 1950s. The National Monument was designed by Felix de Weldon, the architect of the famous Iwo Jima MemorialSULTAN ABDUL SAMAD BUILDINGSultan Abdul Samad Building one of the city’s most enduring attractions, Built in 1897, the building is said to have been the finest in the Malay states. It features an imposing porch, graceful horseshoe shaped arches, shiny copper domes and a 41.2 metre clock tower. The Ground Floor of this building house a Tourist Information Centre.ISTANA NEGARA (NATIONAL PALACE)Istana Negara or the National Palace is the official residence of the king of Malaysia. This majestic edifice at Jalan Duta officially became the National Palace in 2011, replacing the old palace in Jalan Istana. Covering 97.65 hectares, the palace boasts a traditional Malay design with Islamic art work that were created by renowned sculptors from Terengganu and Kelantan. The palace is graced by 22 domes, with the largest standing at 44 metres in height. DATARAN MERDEKA  (MERDEKA SQUARE)Dataran Merdeka is the one of the most important heritage sites in the city. The Union jack was lowered to mark the country’s independence from colonial rule. Hence the name dataran Merdeka, which means ‘Independence Square’.End of the tour return to your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle.

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