Essay Visit Terengganu 2016

...The trip took me to the New York City, what a wonderful place! Great City and Very Busy! I've seen busy people, busy street, towering buildings and a lot more. Great cultural diversity, wonderful food (of all varieties), anything you want and more. I had a wonderful experience. I enjoyed every minute of it. I was very impressed with what I saw. I passed through Times Square, then "the Empire State Building”, a giant building. And I went straight to the very known Fifth Avenue to enjoy the excitement of Rockefeller Center. There I saw the biggest and nicest Christmas tree in NY. The fifth very is a very interesting place from where many shops and the city and its people impressed me a lot. More than fifteen years ago, as a young student growing up in China, I dreamed of New York City as the place to see. New York city symbolized the United States, the greatest country on earth. I longed to see it. I wanted to even live there some day. Although this trip is not my first visit to the city, I still feel that there is something very special about New York City. It is a city that has welcomed and accommodated people from all over the world. The "typical" New Yorker we meet today may be African American, Italian, Dutch, Irish, German, Israeli, Ukrainian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, Jewish, Protestant, Catholic, Shinto, Buddhist, or Moslem. The cultural diversity has made it possible that we can find just about anything we may...

Top Terengganu Attractions

What are the top Terengganu attractions?

Terengganu is one of the must-see states on any visit to Malaysia.

For a start it has some of the most beautiful paradise islands including the ever popular Perhentian Islands, coral-fringed Redang Island and the laid back Kapas Island.

Back on the mainland, Terengganu boasts the best beaches in Peninsular Malaysia (in my opinion anyway).

The state capital Kuala Terengganu is a pleasant city and ideal for a short walking tour around the main heritage sites.

Inland is massive Kenyir Lake and there are plenty of mountains, forests and waterfalls waiting to be explored.

Here is my suggested list of what to see at the state's best tourist sights.

Map of Top Terengganu Attractions

Click on the photo or link for further information on each attraction.

Kuala Terengganu Walking Tour 

Explore Kuala Terengganu's tourist trail on foot with my self-guided walking tour and map. Highlights include the Abidin Mosque, Chinatown and Bukit Puteri.

Terengganu State Museum 

The Terengganu State Museum at Kg. Losong, Kuala Terengganu is the largest museum in Malaysia. Nine spacious galleries covering different aspects of Terengganu culture are arranged over 4 attractive buildings.

Islamic Civilization Park 

This new Islamic themed attraction features scaled down replicas of 22 famous historical Islamic monuments from around the world. The park is located on an island near Kuala Terengganu and has family attractions too.

Pulau Duyung

This island on the Sungai Terengganu has some traditional boat building yards and a small museum.

Bukit Keluang 

Bukit Keluang has some of the best coastal scenery in Malaysia with lovely beaches, a walkway along the cliff edge, caves and a hill with superb seaviews.

Redang Island

Said to have the world's most mature coral gardens. Very popular for diving snorkelling, beach activities and jungle walking. There are famous wreck sites nearby.

Perhentian Islands 

Two hilly, jungle covered islands fringed with powdery white sand beaches and surrounded by good spots for snorkelling and diving. Most of the resorts are basic or budget standard.

Penarik Beach 

One of the most scenic beaches on the east coast where traditional fishing craft are hauled up onto to the beach next to a sleepy kampung. Has seen some recent storm damage and coastal erosion. Read about Penarik and other Terengganu beaches on my blog.

Kapas Island 

A beautiful quiet island close to the mainland with excellent beaches, clear waters and some basic accommodation. The better snorkelling spots are a little offshore and boat trips can be arranged.

Rantau Abang 

Rantau Abang used to be the place to come at night to watch leatherback turtles lay their eggs. Sadly no more! It is still a very nice beach though. 

Tanjung Jara

The luxury Tanjung Jara Resort is probably the top resort on the East Coast of Malaysia. If you cannot afford to stay here, the neighbouring public beach has the same coastal views for free.

Lake Kenyir

There are many attractions at Lake Kenyir, Malaysia’s largest lake, but it requires an effort (and a boat) to find them all.

Kenyir Elephant Conservation Village

At Kenyir Elephant Conservation Village you can ride elephants, give them a bath in the river, have a photo with them, enjoy a canopy walk and more.

If you have suggestions for more places that should be included on the list of Top Terengganu Attractions please let me know.

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