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Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu

Emerland of the east

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Every year between March and October, sun and sea lovers from the world over never fail to make pilgrimage to some of the most beautiful islands in South East Asia . And they are all situated off the coast of Terengganu , such as Pulau Redang, Pulau Perhentian, Pulau Lang Tengah, Pulau Tenggol and etc. Sparkling like emerald gems atop a bluish setting, these islands are the world's most talked about eco-tourism destinations.


Pulau Gemia

Pulau Gemia

Gemia Island is less known to the tourists and retains its peaceful, mysterious and quiet atmosphere. It is the nest site for sea eagles, reef herons and many other birds.


Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas, in English, means Cotton Island, inherited its name from the native because of its incomparable white beaches. Pulau Kapas promises a spectacular getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life to quiet natural retreats with abundant sunshine and crisp clean air.

Pulau Lang Tengah

Pulau Lang Tengah

Its beauty and tranquility combine with tall coconut trees overlooking dazzling crystal clear water; white sandy beach and well-preserved marine life... make Lang Tengah Island irresistible.

Pulau Perhentian


Pulau Perhentian

Covered by virgin jungle, windswept palms, powdery white beaches and surrounded by sapphire blue waters, Pulau Perhentian is a sanctuary for fishermen, migratory birds and all nature lovers.

Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang

Ranked among the best in the world, Pulau Redang abounds with marvelous marine fishes, turtle and coral reefs that ensure great snorkelling and scuba diving.

Pulau Rhu Hentian

Pulau Rhu Hentian

Perhaps Pulau Perhentian, Pulau Redang and some other pulau are too famous and ‘over heated’ to many people, Pulau Rhu Hentian which is only 15 nautical miles from offshore Kuala Besut is not known to most people.

Pulau Tenggol

Pulau Tenggol

Pulau Tenggol is another beautiful diving getaway island with most corals and marine life founds at depths of 15 meters and greater.




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Getting to Kuala Terengganu

By Air
From Kuala Lumpur :

Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia offer daily flights from KLIA ( Kuala Lumpur International Airport ) to Kuala Terengganu Airport. Journey by air takes approximately 45 minutes.







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Berjaya Air operates flight from Subang Airport ( Kuala Lumpur ) to Redang Island (flight journey 1 hour).

By Car
Driving by car with friends or loved ones can be pretty much an interesting trip. Aside from the greeneries that can be seen through out your journey, the fresh air and unpolluted countryside can offer a soughtful experience. Once you get to Terengganu road, The beautiful beaches and blue waters welcome you. Driving travellers are advise to get a map from Tourism Malaysia or any bookstore.

Self drive

From Kuala Lumpur ( approx. 455 km)

Head east toward Kuantan. You will be driving on the Karak Highway all through to Kuantan, which takes approximately 2 hours. Once arriving on outskirts of Kuantan town, it can get a little tricky, Head towards the Northeast, on highway 3 (the coastal road) all the way to Kuala Terengganu.

KL to KT (: 2 option the coastal road or Jerangau Jabor )
Highway 2 KL (Gombak Toll) on Karak
Highway and continue with East Coast Expressway to Kuantan exit.
Highway 3 Kuantan exit to Kuala Terengganu (Coastal road to Kemaman, Dungun and Kuala Terengganu) (223km)
Highway 2 KL (Gombak Toll) on Karak Highway and continue with East Coast Expressway to Kuantan exit.
Highway 3 Kuantan exit to Bukit Besi (20+km) - turn left
Highway 14 Bukit Besi turn off to Dungun/Ajil (114km) - turn left
Highway 14 Dungun/Ajil to Ajil/Kuala Berang (42km) - turn right
Highway 14 Ajil to Kuala Terengganu (35km)

From Johor or Singapore (approx. 562 km)

Travel north on the North-South Highway and exit at Yong Peng. From Yong Peng, take highway 1 to Labis and later onto Segamat. Segamat will lead you to Highway 12 and all the way to Kuantan. From Kuantan, Head towards the Northeast, on highway 3 (the coastal road) all the way to Kuala Terengganu.

Singapore/Johor Bahru to KT
Highway E2 Head north on the North-South highway and exit at Yong Peng (km)
Highway 1 To Labis and Segamat(km) turn right
Highway 12 To Kuantan
Highway 3 Kuantan to Kuala Terengganu (Coastal road to Kemaman, Dungun and Kuala Terengganu)(223km)

The coastal route: Highway 3 Head to Kota Tinggi, Mersing,Kuala Rompin, Pekan, Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu

From Penang (approx. 460 km)

Head towards Jertih via East-West Highway (highway 4). From Jertih head toward Bandar Permaisuri and from Bandar Permaisuri to Merang Jetty. From Kota Bahru, head south down coastal highway.


Penang to KT
Highway 4 Penang on the East West Highway via Grik to Jertih (km)-turn right
Highway 3 Jertih to Kuala Terengganu (km)

Car Parks are available at Merang Jetty (Redang Island/Lang Tengah Island), Marang Jetty (Kapas Island), Kuala Besut Jetty (Perhentian Island), Gawi Jetty (Kenyir Lake) and Kenyir Dam (Kenyir Houseboat). Approximate RM5.00 to RM10.00 per car per night.

By Coach
Express coaches depart daily from Kuala Lumpur (7 hours), Singapore (9.5 hours), Johor Bharu (9 hours) and Penang (9 hours). The journey include 2 rest stops or more along the journey for foods, refreshments and toilet stops. The most comfortable coaches ( VIP ) have 24-32 seats in a 2-1 seating arrangement. The seats are spacious with plenty of leg room. There are also 36-40 seater coaches 4 seats abreast that would as well get you to Terengganu in best comfort. If you are travelling overnight, bring some warn clothing (Jacket/ Sweater). It can be quite cool. Soft or inflatable pillow can help you sleep more comfortably.

Most of the ticket counter only sell one way ticket, passengers may book return ticket plus tour through local tour operator. Night coaches arrive Kuala Terengganu Tanjung Bus Terminal around 5.30am - 6.00am.Ping Anchorage also provide free daily pickup 5.30am in the morning from Kuala Terengganu express bus terminal to Travellers center for rest and wash up.

Kuala Lumpur (Putra (PWTC) Station)
Journey around 6-7 hours, ticket can be purchase at Putra bus terminal. Company operate to Kuala Terengganu: TransNasional Tel: +603-4256 8218, Mutiara, SE warisan Sutra Express, KKKL, Kesatuan Express and Sani Express. Both (2-2) seating arrangement and comfortable 2-1(VIP) seating arrangement available.

Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu
Depart : 09:00, 09:30, 10:00, 13:00, 21:00, 21:30, 22:00
Price : RM 29.70 (normal) - RM 30.40 (VIP) adult / child

Kuala Terengganu to Kuala Lumpur
Depart : 09:00, 09:30, 10:00, 13:00, 21:00, 21:30, 22:00
Price : RM 29.70 ( Normal ) and RM 30.40 (VIP) adult / child

Singapore ( Lavender Street / Kallang Bahru Juntion)
Transnasional runs 3 daily services between Singapore and Kuala Terengganu. Transnasional is the only coach operator that have a permit from Singapore Transport Authority and Malaysia Authority to operate express services between Singapore and Kuala Terengganu / Kota Bahru (36 seater). Transnasional Express ticket office and departure point located at junction of Lavender Street and Kallang Bahru roads. Tel : +65-62947034 / 5). If you are unable to get any seats, you can try Transnasional coach which depart from Singapore to Kota Bahru and ask to drop off at Kuala Terengganu or Jerteh if you heading for Perhentian island which is the nearest bus stop to Kuala Besut jetty (15 min journey by taxi). There are tour company run coaches services from Golden Mile Complex at Beach Road but prices are much higher than Transnasional and passengers need to change to a different bus at the causeway or second link and passengers have to bring own luggage through Malaysia customs and immigration.

Singapore to Kuala Terengganu
Depart : 09:00, 20:00, 21:00
Price : S$35.90 adult / child

Kuala Terengganu to Singapore
Depart : 09:00, 20:30
Price : RM35.90 adult / child

Johor Bharu (Larkin Station)
Alternatively get a seat from Johor Bharu (Larkin Station) to Kuala Terengganu.Coaches that operate from Larkin station e.g. Transnasional, Koperasi/ Damai Ria, Cepat Express, Adik Beradik etc. Mutiara and Damai Express offer comfortable 2-1( VIP ) seating arrangement.

Johor Bahru to Kuala Terengganu
Depart : 09:00, 09:30, 10:00, 21:00, 21:30
Price : RM 34.00 ( Normal) and RM 37.00 (VIP) adult / child

Kuala Terengganu to Johor Bahru
Depart : 09:00, 09:30, 10:00, 21:00, 21:30
Price : RM 34.00 ( Normal) and RM 37.00 (VIP) adult / child

Penang (Komtar Station)
SP Bumi Express and Atieza Express depart daily from Komtar Station or Butterworth Station to Kuala Terengganu.

Penang to Kuala Terengganu
Depart : 21:00
Price : RM 30.00 ( Normal) and RM 35.00 (VIP) adult / child

Kuala Terengganu to Penang
Depart : 21:00
Price : RM 30.00 ( Normal) / RM 35.00 (VIP) adult / child

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