Terengganu is a sultanate state of Malaysia with the Arabic name of Dāru l-Īmān. The state is situated at northeast coast of the West Malaysia. The coastal city, Kuala Terengganu, is both the royal capital and the city of sultan. With one side facing The South China Sea, Terengganu has plenty of exquisite ocean sceneries and numerous tourist attractions as follow:
Pulau Redang (Redang Island), among many islands in The South China Sea, is one of the largest islands off the east coast of Terengganu. It is located at the distance of 45 kilometer from the coast of Kuala Terengganu. Pulau Redang is a National Marine Park which maintain the strict order of natural resources conservation, therefore the tourists on this island are well supervised. The popular activities on this island are snorkeling, scuba diving, forest trekking, and canoeing. Fishing is prohibited, also the collecting of coral and marine animals.
Pulau Perhentian (Perhentian Island), the name Perhentian means “stopping point”. It has the appearance of twin islands consisting of Pulau Perhentian Besar and Pulau Perhentian Kecil. Both islands are abundantly filled with forest and natural resources, clean white beach, clear water, and scenery of beautiful aligning palm trees. Pulau Perhentian Kecil has calm and tranquil surrounding suit for tourists who want to rest and get away from it all. It has many budget price lodgings with plenty of food services. Contrarily, Pulau Perhentian Besar is vividly populated with people and lodgings are more luxurious. However, these two islands have similar tourist activities which are diving, surfing, camping, and trekking.
Terengganu State Museum is the largest museum in South East Asia. It hosts the exhibition of many priceless artworks and antique objects which are the age-old heritage of Malaysians. The building is designed and constructed gorgeously with architecture of royal palace of Terengganu. The main building exhibits cloth, handmade works, ancient weapons, and contemporary arts. For other parts of the building are museum of ocean and fishery, four traditional Malaysian houses, botanical park, and herbal garden.
Kenyir Lake is the largest manmade lake in South East Asia. Apart from having a captivating scenery, it also is the biggest hydroelectric power generating dam in Malaysia. Surrounding this lake is rain forest populated with variety of wild animals and natural plants. It is suitable for a holiday amidst clean air and nature. Boat fishing and sightseeing are also popular among the tourists.