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Kuala Terengganu Travel Guide: 140 reviews and 355 photos

Like Kota Bharu, Kuala Terengganu is a very genuine Malaysian city, however, it is not as spectacular and interesting as the first one.

Usually, one does stop over there for the reason that KT is a jumping-off point to go to the nearby Malaysia’s most beautiful islands, the Perhentian Islands.

Kuala Terengganu means the “river mouth of Terengganu”, it is located about 500 kilometers northeast of Kuala Lumpur and is surrounded on three sides by the South China Sea.

Kuala Terengganu is the state and royal capital of Terengganu state.

The main economic activities of KT are
- retail and wholesale trade in food items,
- fabric and apparels,
- fisheries,
- agriculture,
- service industries and
- tourism

Don’t worry, KT is connected to other towns and cities via an excellent network of roads and also some ferries that cross the Terengganu River. On the other side of the Terengganu River there is even a domestic airport.

What to visit
You may visit the Sultan’s Palace, the State Museum, Pulau Duyong, Chinatown and the Central Market (Pasar Payang).

What to buy
You may buy Keropok lekor, a local "fish sausage" and silk or cotton batik sarongs.

What to eat
While in KT you may try the Keropok lekor, a local snack and traditionally prepared Malay cakes.

What to drink
You have a pretty good range of fresh fruit juices to choose from.

Sailing venue
What has made KT known to the world since 2005 is the Monsoon Cup, the Malaysian leg of the World Match Racing Tour international sailing circuit, what means that the world’s big shots come to KT (more precisely to Pulau Duyong) to compete.

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  • Last visit to Kuala Terengganu: Oct 1992
  • Intro Updated Apr 13, 2007
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