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Why you must visit to Terengganu Beach and Island?

The Longest Exotic Beach In Malaysia (244 km)

The East Coast of Peninsula Malaysia have always been famed for its long stretch of unpolluted beaches and even so in Terengganu, home to the longest coastlines in Malaysia. The panoramic, untouched beaches of Terengganu spans 244 kilometers from the District of Kemaman in the south, along the scenic coast up north to the District of Besut, overlooking the South China, Sea. Simply breath taking scenery, the dazzling clean and powdery white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters in Terengganu's islands are well known. It is haven for those seeking a good time in the sun, sand and sea.

The Emerald Island In Malaysia - Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang

Situated 50km off the coast, Redang Island is the most developed in Terengganu. The beaches, washed by the warm waters of the South China Sea is the nature's wonder: a wonderful alchemy of fine powdery white and gold sand, magnificently wide, often times sloping gradually into the sea. Crystal clear water and vibrant underwater world invite enthusiasts to enjoy the colourful, mature coral gardens and several shipwreckeds. With the vastness of the sea, cool breezes and breathtaking sunsets, the island is nothing short of a tropical paradise. Berjaya Air operates daily direct flights to the island from KL & Singapore and speedboats at designated jetty will take 45 minutes to reach the island.

One Of The Most Beautiful Island In The World - Pulau Perhentian

Pulau Perhentian

A trip to these lush and exotic tropical twin islands is a must for all nature lovers and those who enjoy scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, wind surfing, sailing, boating and canoeing. Surrounded by white sandy beaches, warm sapphire blue waters and colourful coral garden, Perhentian Island is renowned as one of Malaysia's marine paradise and is a part of the National Marine Park of Malaysia. For the passive, do enjoy watching turtles lay eggs or feeding the vibrant coloured fish or just sitting back and enjoy the sun and breeze at the Three Coves Bay. Pulau Perhentian is reachable from Kuala Besut Tourist Jetty and the 21km journey by speedboat takes 1.5 hours.

Pretty Little Island With Candat Sotong Activity - Pulau Kapas & Pulau Gemia

Pulau Kapas

Kapas and Gemia Islands are two small islands separated by a narrow strait off the coast of Marang District. Only 6km away, it takes 10 minutes by speedboat to reach the island. Known specifically for squid fishing, guests can while away the time pulling in squids using nylon lines in lighted boats at night. As part of the Marine Park, guests can enjoy the dazzling marine life and superb coral formations. Sea eagles, reef herons, tern and the endangered giant leatherback turtles come to rest on the islands every year. The rugged hill terrain invited the adventurous to test their rock-climbing skills or just watching the birds.

The Best Diving Site In Peninsular Malaysia - Pulau Tenggol

Off the coast of Dungun, Pulau Tenggol is the furthest among the islands in Terengganu. A speedboat ride from Kuala Dungun jetty takes almost an hour. The well sheltered bay at Pulau Tenggol is home to intact and mature coral gardens, making it a delight for coral lovers. Divers looking for excitement would find the water a challenge because it descends to 20 meters deep at some places. Shy Garden Eels, crabs, turtles and sharks frequent the island.

The Highest Waterfall In Malaysia (305 metres) - Cemerong Waterfall

Terengganu is famous for her numerous waterfalls and rapids. A recently discovered waterfall 30km away trom AI Muktafi Billah Shah township in Dungun. Named the Chemerong Waterfall, it is still untouched. The area leading to the waterfall offers diversed richness of nature and wild life. It challenges the adventurous to jungle-trekking activity to the waterfall that magnificently cascade down a 305 meters slope. It is an adventure not to be forgotten, the coolness and the thunderous sound soothes the most weary travellers.

Setiu Wetlands

Between the South China Sea and the hill forests lies a speckled array of habitats lagoons, marshes, deltas, peat swamps, Melaleuca forests - that offer refuge to many plants and animals. The wetlands serve as feeding and roosting ground for seasonal birds and are stopover sites for migratory birds. Marine turtles find their way to the beaches between May to September. Adding to Setiu's ecological value are the presence of endangered Painted and River terrapins that travel down river to nest in the sandy shores of the river mouth and beach fringes.

Teluk Mak Nik, Kemaman Turtle Watching

Turtles watching is usually available daily during the period of May to September, where Green Turtle return to Teluk Mak Nik coastline to lay her egg.

Abundance Underwater Marine Life - Pulau Lang Tengah

This small and beautiful island is located between Redang and Perhentian islands. A trip to either, Redang or Perhentian, is not complete if one does not venture to Lang Tengah. The island got its name from the eagles that come to breed during mating season. The Island's sparkling white sand and crystal clear water-are simply irresistable. Varieties of hard and soft corals and prolific marine life found here makes it a perfect destination for divers.

The Largest Man-Made Lake In South East Asia (340 Islands and 14 Waterfalls) - Tasik Kenyir (Kenyir Lake)

Tasik Kenyir is located in the interior of Terengganu and spanning 260,000 hectares, bordering Kelantan in the west and Pahang in the south. This immense lake also serves as an alternative route to the National Park for the adventurous. What were once streams, hill tops and highlands, the construction of the Sultan Mahmud Hydroelectric Power Plant, has risen the water level, creating about 340 islands, 14 waterfalls and numerous rapids. It is home to a large variety of flora and fauna, many species of freshwater fish and an exotic wildlife. Its lush tropical rainforest, remains untouched and is a perfect paradise for activities such as jungle trekking, obstacle

courses, wild-life observation, kayaking and fishing.

 

*source: https://www.terengganutourism.com/21_reasons_to_visit_terengganu.htm


Beaches, Islands and Lake in Terengganu

Terengganu Islands

Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang is the biggest of all islands in this state and is one of the most beautiful island in the world. This island is the best place for snorkelling, scuba diving, jungle trekking, canoeing and boating. If you have yet to go to any marine park, you will be amazed by the marine life here. See the turtles, fishes and coral reefs directly beneath you as you snorkel and scuba dive here. The luxurious Berjaya Redang Beach Resort is located on this island.

See the experience of going to the island from Syahbandar Jetty, Kuala Terengganu by Sejahtera Speed Boat. 

Pulau Pinang 

Pulau Pinang 

Pulau Pinang is located just south of the main Redang Island and is the popular marine park that you must visit as there are plenty of colourful fishes and corals here. Bring along some bread and feed the fishes. They will come near to you like friends would.

Pulau Perhentian 

Pulau Perhentian 

Pulau Perhentian is another jewel of Malaysia which is located just north of Redang Island. There are two main islands that you can go to namely Pulau Perhentian Besar and Pulau Perhentian Kecil. Enjoy the crystal clear water, sandy fine beaches as you snorkel and scuba dive here. Accommodation ranging from budget motels to hotels are available here. 

Pulau Kapas 

Kapas Island is closer to the mainland, hence this island is more popular with the locals as it takes only 10 minutes by speedboat from Marang Jetty to reach this island. You can do your windsurfing, canoeing, snorkelling, scuba diving in the vicinity of the island. A World War II shipwreck is located 5 nautical miles off the island for divers to explore the marine life that abound here. If you like squid fishing, come during the month from May to August and you may get some squid. 

Pulau Lang Tengah 

Pulau Lang Tengah 

This is another beautiful and secluded island sandwiched between Pulau Redang and Pulau Perhentian. There are only 3 resorts available for accommodation hence it is always a good idea to book in advance.

Beaches 

Pantai Batu Burok 

Pantai Batu Burok 

Pantai Batu Burok beach is located 1km away from Kuala Terengganu city centre and has good facilities for your use here. There are many food stalls that sell local delicacies such as Keropok Lekor, drinks and sausages. A cultural centre where stage performances are done is also located here. If you are into fast food, A&W Restaurant is located within the vicinity. 

Pantai Kemasik 

Pantai Kemasik 

Pantai Kemasik is well known for the scenery and tranquility of the state. Fishermen villages are located nearby. Remember to take a picture or two of the huge rocks that are located by the side of the beach. Washrooms and stalls are opened for your convenience. 

Lakes

Kenyir Lake

Kenyir Lake

This lake is the biggest man-made lake in South East Asia. Experience the tranquility of the tropical rainforest, try your fishing skill, visit the waterfalls, the caves and enjoy your water sports activities here.

History

Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu

Visit the state capital of Kuala Terengganu and the vicinity. You will be able to see Istana Maziah which was built in the year 1897. The floating mosque is located within minutes of the city centre. Chinatown is another historical place that you should explore where you can savour some chinese food and purchase some goods here. Your visit to this capital is not complete without going to the open-air bazaar known as Pasar Payang where value for money goods ranging from food stuff to souvenir items are sold.

Terengganu State Museum

Terengganu State Museum Visit the biggest museum in South East Asia. The museum is located 6km away from the city centre.

Pulau Duyong

Pulau Duyong

This island is the site where the annual yacht competition known as Monsoon Cup is located. See the old palace that was built in the year 1920. The traditional boat building by the local craftsmen can also be seen here.

 

*source: https://www.malaysiavacationguide.com/terengganu.html