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Kuala Terengganu is the capital to Malaysian state Terengganu. The city is located along the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, around 450 km from Kuala Lumpur or five to six hours ride.
The beach-abundant city is connected to other cities in Malaysia by road and modes of transportation facilities, such as bridges and highways. Kuala Terengganu also has local airport named Sultan Mahmud Airport.
In tourism sector, Kuala Terengganu possesses tremendous potentials of tourist attractions, such as Islamic Civilization Park Taman Tamadun Islam, Kampung Cina, Museum Negeri Terengganu, and Batu Buruk Beach. Apart from its plentiful coastal areas, the city offers distinctive traditional cuisines, such as keropok lekor and dodol daun palas.
Kuala Terengganu’s airport, Sultan Mahmud Airport (TGG), serves Malaysia Airlines, Firefly, Malindo Air, and AirAsia, with daily flights available from and to Kuala Lumpur. The one hour flight is served from two Malaysian airports: KLIA (for AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport Subang (Firefly and Malindo Air).
Several notable cities serve buses to Kuala Terengganu Tanjung Bus Terminal, with buses from Kuala Lumpur taking around six to seven hours to reach the city. The buses depart from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, and ticket can be purchased there with fare starting from 44.00 MYR. The departure schedules are as follow: 09:30 AM, 10:15 AM, 10:30 AM, 1 PM, 9:30 PM, 10 PM, 10:30 PM, and 10:45 PM (price and schedule are subject to change).
How to go to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) by train commuter
Terminal Bersepadu Selatan is located beside Bandar Tasik Selatan Train Station, a very short walk after alighting from the commuter with convenient connecting bridge from the adjacent station. These three commuter lines go to Bandar Tasik Selatan:
Batu Buruk Beach, also known as Batu Buruk Recreational Park is located on eastern Kuala Terengganu, which is about 10-minute-ride from the heart of Kuala Terengganu city.
The white sand beach is complemented by clear water, which earns itself the topmost position among abundant beaches all over Terengganu state.
Visitors can fly kites, ride on horse cart and horse, or even ride an ATV (All Train Vehicles). Besides, there are stalls offering many distinctive Terengganu cuisines, with nasi dagang as the most favoured menu among visitors.
To reach the beach from Bus Terminal MBKT (Majlis Bandaraya Kuala Terengganu), hop on the bus routing to Marang or Dungun, then alight at Batu Buruk Beach. You may also use mini bus 13 or 14, go by taxi, or walk for around 20 minutes from the bus terminal.
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Islamic Civilization Park Taman Tamadun Islam is an Islamic Park located in Wan Man Island, reachable within 15-minutes land transportation from Kuala Terengganu.
Taman Tamadun Islam is divided to Zone A and Zone B. Zone A is monuments park, a home to 22 iconic and famous building and mosque miniatures from all around the world, such as Taj Mahal, The Prophet’s Mosque, and Mohammad Ali Mosque. Meanwhile, Zone B is a public area houses the Crystal Mosque, B’Beteng Restaurant, shopping arcade, and food court.
Aside of the detailed famous architectures captured in the miniature and the histories behind, there are interactive activities, such as video show and edu-games.
To reach the park, hop on Bas Bandar C-02 with route Dataran Shahbandar – Taman Tamadun Islam. The bus operates daily with schedules as follow:
Mon-Thu: 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM, 4:30 PM
Fri-Sun & public holidays: 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM, 4:30 PM
Other than common taxis, try the unique water taxi. The tickets are available from Shahbandar Jetty, next to Pasar Payang Market as well as departing point to Wan Man Island.
Admission fee to Taman Tamadun Islam:
(Prices and schedule are subject to change at any time)