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Beautiful Terengganu

Honouring Heritage For Tomorrow's Legacy

Established since 2016, ‘Rentak Selangor’ programme aims to revitalize the intangible cultural heritage found in Selangor, from old traditions that survived the test of time, to the modern-style live performances enjoyed by youngsters. How does the programme do it? It is by providing an engaging platform that showcases local art performances and allowing eye-opening discussions between cultural heritage experts from various communities within the state.

Compared to other parts of Peninsular Malaysia, Terengganu is less crowded and its rural areas are almost unperturbed and sleepy, which explains how local culture and traditions remain intact. 

Travellers can expect a truly relaxing, local-centric destination that is far away from the deafening cacophony of the metropolises.

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Pantai Penarik
Terrapuri Heritage Village does not only conserve and preserve the Terengganu Malay architectural heritage, it also gracefully beckons us to truly savour the gentle and laidback traditional Malay lifestyle.
CORAL REDANG - REDANG ISLAND (TERENGGANU)
Terengganu State Museum
Chemerong Waterfall in Terengganu (Photo © @izhan_azwar at Instagram)
The breathtaking view from Terengganu Drawbridge's skybridge

The diversity and assimilation

Diverse Cultures and Traditions Add Vibrancy and Colour to Selangor

Selangor is the epitome of cultural melting pot of various ethnic groups such as the Malay, Chinese, Indian, Orang Asli (Peninsular Malaysia’s aboriginals), Javanese, Banjar, Bugis and Minangkabau. Each upholds a unique cultural identity formed through customs and traditions that are passed down from one generation to another. One facet of these thriving legacies is their unique performing arts.

Who Are We

The ‘Rentak Selangor‘ programme is the collaboration between the Committee of Rural and Traditional Villages Development, Malay Customs, Culture and Heritage; the Selangor State Government State Economic Planning Unit (UPEN), and the Majlis Kebudayaan Negeri Selangor (MKNS) as well as Gaya Travel Magazine. It is hoped that the programme can create awareness towards Selangor’s cultural diversity and turns the state into a hub for art, culture, and national heritage.

Great People. Amazing Cultures. Beautiful Places.

Destinations in Terengganu

From outstanding local culture to amazing natural wonders, Terengganu continuously brims with exciting offerings for travellers.

For more info on Terengganu’s attractions, browse:
http://tourism.terengganu.gov.my/.

Besut

The northernmost district in Terengganu, bordering with the state of Kelantan to the north and west, as well as the South China Sea to the east. The district capital is Jerteh, while its centre of administration is Kampung Raja. Travellers who want to go to the world famous Pulau Perhentian can take the ferry from Kuala Besut.

Hulu Terengganu

An interior district of Terengganu and home to Kenyir Lake, popular for among anglers and nature lovers. Historically, Hulu Terengganu is significant because the iconic Terengganu Inscription Stone (Batu Bersurat) was found in Kampung Buluh, one of the district's villages.

Kuala Nerus

The youngest district in Terengganu, formed back in 2014, but still governed by Kuala Terengganu City Council. Covering an area of 397.52 kilometres squared, over 250,000 people estimated to reside in this area, making it the most populous district in Terengganu. Be sure to climb up Bukit Maras for a bird's eye view of Kuala Nerus.

Marang

One of Terengganu's coastal districts, with the town of Marang as its administrative centre. It is the jump-off point for travellers to get to popular getaway islands like Kapas, Redang, and Gemia. This district is surrounded by Kuala Terengganu and Kuala Nerus districts to the north, Hulu Terengganu in the west, and Dungun is in the south.

Dungun

Another coastal district of Terengganu is Dungun, with Kuala Dungun as its capital. This district used to be significant in the production of iron ore from the late 1920s until late 1960s, which travellers can learn by visiting the Bukit Besi Museum. Dungun now boasts several night markets offering various kinds of local food and affordable goods, besides relaxing beaches like Teluk Bidara, Tanjung Jara and Rantau Abang.

Kemaman

Considered as Terengganu's southern gateway, this is the third largest district after Hulu Terengganu and Dungun with a total area of almost 2,535.6 kilometres squared. The district's administrative and economic centre is the town of Chukai, close to the Terengganu-Pahang state border. When in Kemaman, be sure to stop by at Hai Peng Kopitiam, popular for its stimulating caffeinated beverages and comfort food.

Kuala Terengganu

Located at the mouth of the Terengganu River and was once a major port for traders and sailors from all over the world, Kuala Terengganu district covers an area of 210.21 kilometres squared. Serving as the state's capital, among the places to visit in this district are the Islamic Civilisations Park, Kuala Terengganu Chinatown, Kuala Terengganu Waterfront, Kuala Terengganu Drawbridge, Payang Market, and Terengganu State Museum.

Setiu

Bordered by Besut to the north, Hulu Terengganu to the south, and Kuala Nerus to the east, Setiu is Terengganu's second youngest district, covering an area of 1,304.36 kilometres squared. Its capital, Bandar Permaisuri, serves as its economic and commercial centre. Travellers should check out the district's unique tourism attractions like Penarik beach, Terrapuri Heritage Village, Rumah Botol (House of Bottles), and Setiu Wetlands.