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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Museum
“South East Asia’s biggest museum. Shaped like the traditional Terengganu Malay houses, this state museum stores various artifacts & informations about the history of Terengganu”
  • 11 locals recommend
Mosque
“The Crystal Mosque or Masjid Kristal is a mosque in Wan Man, Terengganu, Malaysia. A grand structure made of steel, glass and crystal, the mosque is located at the Islamic Heritage Park on the island of Wan Man”
  • 7 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Simply the best! Also serves local dishes such as ketupat sotong Located in Batu Rakit”
  • 10 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Pantai yang terkenal di Kuala Terengganu, tempat acara rasmi, kebudayaan dan untuk bersantai”
  • 4 locals recommend
Arts & Crafts Store
“Well known, Noor Arfa Craft Complex (NACC) is the must stop destination to visit when visiting Malaysia. Located in Terengganu, they have everything a craft complex should have and much more. The first thing people think of when they hear Noor Arfa is batik. Well most people might known NACC as the Biggest Batik Pavilion In Malaysia. What wonders lay ahead of the unknown Noor Arfa Craft Complex, we shall soon find out. When first walking into Noor Arfa Craft Complex, you’ll be greeted by their friendly staff. Overwhelmed you wouldn’t know where to go to first thankfully the staff will the guide you and recommend you to go to is the demonstration area. There you’ll witness the demonstration of making batik. A guide will be there to explain to you the process of making batik. There won’t be just one demonstration of batik and crafts but four different types of demonstrations. The first demonstration will be the stamped batik or batik block. Next, the hand drawn batik, you’ll witness face to face the process and work put into the batik and crafts there. After that is the weaving, the Terengganu songket’s weaving using it’s own traditional style and last but not least is the one and only glass sculpting demonstration in Terengganu. Don’t forget to try out those demonstration and many other activities here!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Mosque
“Also known as Masjid Terapung (Floating Mosque), Masjid Tengku Tengah Zaharah is a must-visit. You can spend time at Lagun Kuala Ibai too just behind the mosque”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“The place to get all your souvenirs, batik, songket, beef & chicken floss (serunding daging & ayam)!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Night Market
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“Dapo Pata means kitchen at the beach. There are many choice of cafe with different kind of food. Located by the seaside. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“One of Terengganu's newer attractions is the Islamic Civilization Park (Taman Tamadun Islam) featuring scaled-down replicas of 22 famous monuments from the Islamic world. It was opened in 2008 on an island in the Terengganu River just 1.2km from the Terengganu State Museum on the outskirts of Kuala Terengganu city. The park claims to provide 'edutainment' and visitors can learn about the spread of Islamic civilization by marvelling at the detailed replicas of 22 famous mosques and tombs from around the world. The 22 Islamic architectural wonders recreated in the park are: - National Mosque, Malaysia - Kudus Al Minar, Indonesia - Pattani Mosque, Thailand - Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, Brunei - Taj Mahal, India - Badshahi Mosque, Pakistan - Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem - Grand Mosque of Samara, Iraq - Lutfallah Mosque, Iran - Mausoleum of Abu Nasr Parsa, Afghanistan - The Sacred Mosque, Saudi Arabia - Aleppo Citadel, Syria - Mohammad Ali Mosque, Egypt - The Prophet's Mosque, Saudi Arabia - Suleyman Mosque, Turkey - Al Hambra Citadel, Spain - Kalyan Minaret, Uzbekistan - Agadez Grand Mosque, Niger - Kul Sharif Mosque, Russia - Minaret of Xian, China - Sultan Mosque, Singapore - Great Mosque of Qairawan, Tunisia The park also contains a water wheel and a 3D cinema screening a virtual hajj. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
  • 2 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Nasi dagang is one of the delicious local food must-eat while you are in Terengganu. This place is about 8km from Homestayku.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Shop for batik and Terengganu's silk.Place for you to buy sovenirs; local delicacies,tshirt,keychain,fridge magnet,etc”
  • 7 locals recommend
Malay Restaurant
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“Nasi kerabu is a Malay rice dish, a type of nasi ulam, in which blue-coloured rice is eaten with dried fish or fried chicken, crackers, pickles and other salads. The blue color of the rice comes from the petals of Clitoria ternatea flowers used in cooking it”
  • 3 locals recommend
Lodging
“KT's Chinatown is located along Jalan Bandar (formerly known as Jalan Kampung Cina) at the river mouth of Terengganu River that empties into the South China Sea. If you overnight at the hotel / hostel in town and wish to pay the islands a visit, it is convenient and easy as the boats depart from the jetty next to Chinatown to the islands. The town is small but charming with colorful shophouses along both sides of the road that carries traditional flavor. Small grocery shops, a morning market, butcher shops, hardware shops, kopitiams (literally means coffee shops), cafes, restaurants and so on can be found in this humble little town. The kopitiams, cafes and restaurants offer local delicacies from mostly Chinese, but also Malay and Indian food. Start your day in town with an empty stomach and you will be sure to be satisfied with the food at the end of the day.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“Chill out at one of local’s favourite beach Located near Sultan Mahmud Airport”
  • 3 locals recommend