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Kuala Terengganu

  • Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
view from Pulau Duyong over Sungai Terengganu to the South China Sea
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Kuala Terengganu is the state capital of Terengganu. The city still upholds its custom and tradition, arts, handicrafts and heritage. It is a worthwhile stopover destination on the way to the nearby islands.

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Wikipedia - Kuala Terengganu

The Floating Mosque, Kuala Terengganu
The Floating Mosque

Kuala Terengganu is the largest city as well as the state and royal capital of Terengganu state, Malaysia. On 1 January 2008, Kuala Terengganu was awarded city status. The city has a population of 396,433 and is also the seat of a district of the same name. Kuala Terengganu is located about 500 kilometers northeast of Kuala Lumpur on a promontory surrounded on three sides by the South China Sea. The name means the "river mouth of Terengganu", referring to the broad expanse of the Terengganu River estuary which empties into the ocean at this point. Kuala Terengganu is also the name of the parliamentary constituency in which the city is situated. The inhabitants of the city speak a distinct Terengganese dialect of Malay.
There was only one street, called Kampung Cina (Chinatown), when Kuala Terengganu was founded. A family of Chinese traders who were trading between China and the Malay Peninsula established it as early as the 15th century. This is proven by the Chinese settlement in Kampung Cina (Chinatown) where buildings are hundreds of years old.
It soon grew into an important trading post between the two countries. However, after the Malacca Empire conquered the town, its influence as a leading port in the Southeast Asian region diminished as most of the traders preferred to stop at Melaka, which was the center of trade between China, India and Southeast Asia.

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Wikitravel - Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu is the state capital of Terengganu, on the east coast of peninsular Malaysia.
The long distance bus station has buses to all main Malaysian cities outside Terengganu : Kuala Lumpur (7 hours), Penang (7-8 hours), Johor Bahru (9 hours), Kota Bharu (3 hours), Malacca, Kuantan.
Transnasional [4] also runs buses direct to Singapore (10 hours, S$36/15.10 to/from Singapore).
The local bus station has buses to most places in town and in Terengganu : Merang (for Redang), Kuala Besut (for the Perhentians), Dungun, etc. ... read more

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