East Coast Region (Terengganu)
Golf in Terengganu will make your Malaysia golf holiday a special one and Terengganu is the land of the lilting Gamelan and the mesmerising "Ulek Mayang" dance--living testimony to the state's centuries-old guardianship of Malaysia's cultural heritage. It is a quiet state, with many small villages, quiet roads, and secluded islands and beaches. The clear waters and teeming marine life of Terengganu have made it an increasingly popular destination for divers.
East Coast Holiday Attractions
The Central Market faces the Sungai Terengganu waterfront. Besides the usual offerings of a 'wet' market, there are Terengganu specialties such as fish crackers, seasonal fruits, local handicrafts and delicacies. As with most Malaysian markets, the height of activity is in the morning.
Pantai Batu Buruk, a popular stretch of beach in front of the Pantai Primula Hotel, is the venue of the annual Beach Festival. The Gelanggang Seni (Cultural Centre) is located along this beach. Traditional games and pastimes are displayed on Fridays, between 5pm-6:30pm.
Located on a hill in Jalan Cherong Lanjut, the Terengganu State Museum contains a fine collection of nineteenth-century Chinese wares, showing a clear Islamic influence, prehistoric tools from the Stone Age, and ancient manuscripts of Islamic calligraphy.
Istana Maziah, The royal palace, situated near Bukit Puteri in Kuala Terengganu, is the venue for royal birthdays and weddings, conferments of titles, and receptions of dignitaries. Its brightly-painted orange exterior and its architecture is a blend of the old and the new.
At Rhusila, about 10 km from Kuala Terengganu, local craftsmen and women create unusual native crafts, such as mats and baskets.
Bukit Keluang/Dendong Beach Park, This quiet beach park, 140 km north of Kuala Terengganu, is ideal for tranquil family picnics.