Kuala Terengganu

Terengganu, one of the so-called as East Coast statesa of Peninsular Malaysia, is famous for its exotic islands and beaches which may be found all along its picturesque 225km coastline from Besut to Kemaman.
The state has a population of about one million, 90% of whom are Malays and the rest, Chinese and Indians. Terengganu is endowed with a wealth of natural landscapes while its rural lifestyle and quaint fishing villages offer tranquility to visitors.
Kuala Terengganu, the state capital which stands on the banks of the Terengganu River, is not dominated by the hustle and bustle of city life but is somewhat unaffected by urban pressures as just like the other towns in the state.
With rich tradition going back many generations, Terengganu has long been an important area of Malay settlement. The Terengganu Sultanate originated almost 300 years ago when Tun Zainal Abidin became the first Sultan (Sultan Zainal Abidin I) in 1708. The current ruler is Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, the 16th Sultan, who was proclaimed ruler of the state on May 15, 1998, becoming the youngest ruler in Malaysia.
Diverse paradise
The main attractions of Terengganu are the islands of Redang, located 50km from Kuala Terengganu, and Perhentian, 21km off the coast.
Famed for their crystal-clear waters and coral gardens, these islands designated marine parks are perfect for swimming, snorkelling, scuba-diving, jungle-trekking, boating and canoing.
Another island, Pulau Kapas which is located about 6km from Marang, is an island renowned for its pure emerald waters, white sandy beaches and swaying palm trees.
Another adventure spot is Lake Kenyir the largest manmade lake in South-east Asia, and one of the largest in the world which is about 55km from the state capital. Covering an area of 369sq km, it is an ideal retreat for fishing, swimming, canoeing, boating and jungle trekking.

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