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Extraordinary Beach  The East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia have always been well-known for its long stretch of amazing beaches and even so in Terengganu, home to the longest coastlines in Malaysia.. Simply breath taking scenery, the stunning clean and powdery white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters in Terengganu’s islands are famous. It is the most satisfies places for those seeking a good time in the sun, sand and sea. The panoramic, untouched beaches of 244 kilometers from the District of Kemaman in the south, along the charming coast up north to the District of Besut, overlooking the South China Sea. 

The Emerald Island - Pulau Redang 

White sandy beaches, crystal clear blue sea, brilliant underwater world. Redang Island is located at 45 km offshore of Terengganu. Redang archipelago comprises 9 islands, the Lima Island, Paku Besar Island, Paku Kecil Island, Kerengga Besar Island, Kerengga Kecil Island, Ekor Tebu Island, Ling Island, Pinang Island and Redang Island. This archipelago is abounds with marvelous marine fishes, turtles and coral reefs, ensuring a great snorkelling and scuba-diving experience. Redang Island which is approximately 7km in length 6km in width, is the largest of all other islands in the Marine Park.  How do you get there?By Air: Kuala Lumpur - Terengganu (45 min)   Coach Transfer: Kuala Terengganu Airport - Shahbandar Jetty (30 min)   By Road: Kuala Lumpur - Terengganu (5 hr)   By Boat: Shahbandar Jetty - Redang Island (1.75 hr) * Require to be at Shahbandar Jetty at least 1 hour before departure time for registration.   * The ferry transfer is subject to sea or weather conditions.   * Please double-check your boat schedule during your booking.

The Most Beautiful Island In The World - Pulau Perhentian

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. Perhentian Island consists of two islands with endless stretches of palm-lined beaches, clear water sea and coral reefs. The lush rain forest on the island is just an ideal for jungle trekking. Ping Anchorage package will offer you snorkeling trip with mask, snorkel and float to explore the reefs.  How to get there?  Most people travel to the islands via the state capitals of Kota Bharu or Kuala Terengganu. The nearest railway station is Tanah Merah, however most travellers opt for Kota Bharu’s better-serviced Wakaf Bahru station instead. All travellers to the islands is compulsary to pay a marine park conservation within the period you stay. Since the islands have no roads and no airport, getting to the islands will require a ferry, a speedboat rigged with two large outboard motors. You wil expecting yourself and your belongings to soak in seawater, depends on the wind conditions and how fast the boad speeding. Note that all ferries will take you directly to your destination, wherever it may be on the islands; you may have to pay an extra money or so for the last leg on a taxi boat if the beach has no jetty though. There are two jetties of importance:

Aside from walking, the only means of transport are water taxis. Prices are negotiable either for hops from one beach to another or crossing from one island to another.

The Best Diving Site In Peninsular Malaysia - Pulau Tenggol

There is something for everyone from simply relaxing to exciting and reinvigorating diving. Pulau Tenggol is gazetted as a marine sanctuary and offers the avid diver over 20 diving spots which include - Batu Cancang noted for its clear waters and good visibility, the southern end of Telok Ayer Tawar famous for resident white tips, Napoleons and and Batu Tokong Kamudi, home to large pelagics, turtles and whale sharks. Also present for divers to explore are pinnacle and caves, many tabletop corals and even a shipwreck.  How to get there?By car: Coming from Kuantan turn right into a road leading to Kuala Dungun. This turn off is roughly 1.5 to 2hrs from Kuantan on the coastal road heading towards Kuala Terengganu. Coming from Kuala Terengganu, the drive takes approximately 45mins - 1hr. Go through Kuala Dungun (referred to as Dungun by the locals) and head down to the end of the town; following the bend to the jetty. Dungun jetty is your take-off point to Pulau Tenggol.  By coach: From Dungun to Kuala Terengganu - buses leave every 1/2hr from 6.30am until 9.30pm.  Fishing boats plying the Kuala Dungun-Pulau Tenggol route take 2 - 2.5hrs to get to the island. There are also speedboats that accommodate a maximum of 8 and these take about 45 minutes one way. Of course especially with fishing boats, price may depend on economies of scale, For example, more people leaving per trip, the more negotiating power one has. But if time is not on your side and in order to avoid the hassle, then you can have a pleasant trip by making an arrangement with your travel operator.

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 weariest travellers.

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

Spanning over 260,000 hectares, Tasik Kenyir is the largest man-made lake in South East Asia. Sharing its border with Kelantan in the west and Pahang in the south, this giant lake also serves as another gateway to Taman Negara (National Park). Consist of 340 islands, which were once hilltops and highlands, more than 14 waterfalls, abundant rapids and rivers, Tasik Kenyir is also home to numerous species of freshwater fishes and exotic wildlife. Rich with numerous types of flora and fauna, its vast boundary leads to endless discoveries and adventures. Its scenic landscape of natural grandeur and tranquil peacefulness transforms Tasik Kenyir into a perfect getaway for city dwellers. Tasik Kenyir is the perfect place for an adventure holiday.

The World’s Oldest Tropical Rainforest (130 Million Year Old) - Tanjong Mentong National Park, Tasik Kenyir

Tanjong Mentong is a latest and attractive new first step to the famous Malaysia’s premier National Park. As a part of the National Park itself, it is interconnected with the Tasik Kenyir. As one of the oldest untouched tropical rainforests, its 130 million years old ecosystem surroundings necessitate the growth of exotic flora and fauna. From Sungai Gawi jetty, it is accessible amidst serene waterfalls, herbal islands and rapids. The coolness and the serenity of the water evoke a sense of being a part of nature itself.  How to get there?  Visitors can reach Tanjung Mentong through the two jetties in Gawi or the Jenagor jetty, all in Terengganu. The town of Kuala Berang is the nearest town to the jetties. The trip cuts across Tasik Kenyir, the largest man-made lake in Malaysia. Visitors will be transported by boat to their lodgings. Below is the correspondence address:   Jabatan PERHILITAN   Taman Negara Terengganu, Tanjung Mentong,   Hulu Terengganu, Terengganu   Tel : 09-622 7751




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