Friday, Sep 03

Beckoning The Fully Vaccinated Tourists: 4 Things To Do in Terengganu

By Joel Teh

Terengganu is a sultanate and constitutive state in Malaysia that’s full of history, religious scenes, cultural landmarks, and of above all, beautiful islands. This “Dāru l-Īmān” (Abode of Faith) is located in eastern Peninsular Malaysia (between Kelantan and Pahang) and the east by the South China Sea.

People have been visiting other parts of Malaysia for travel but seldom have they explored much about Terengganu before. Thus, we’re here to share the fascination of this state with fellow tourists in this article.

Tourism Sector To Resume on 1st September, 2021 in Terengganu

Since 1st September 2021, the Terengganu tourism sector has declared itself to be officially opened to those who have completed the COVID-19 vaccinations. This result came following the National Recovery Phase 2 Plan for Terengganu.

The reopening allows recreational activities such as diving and snorkelling with the SOP applied which, consequently, enables the resumption of operations by tourism companies such as island hotels and resorts. The only facilities that aren’t permitted include zoos, museums, theme parks, art galleries, and Pulau Perhentian (following the detection of COVID-19 cases on the island).

The Terengganu state government has now lifted the slogan of ‘We Are Safe to Visit’ with the plan of organizing promotional activities for tourism products in the state itself. So if you are Terengganu-ian, or are a tourist from other states and still waiting for the inter-state travel restrictions to be removed, travelling within Terengganu can be your top priority.

[Source from The Star Online]

4 Common Things To Do in Terengganu

So, what are there for us to do in Terengganu? We’ve compiled top-4 common practices that should be listed on your bucket list. Here they are:

Island Hopping

If the idea of chilling at the tranquil beach and adventuring on islands sounds intriguing to you, perhaps island hopping is something that works best for you.

Known for its long strips of beaches, it’s not difficult to find a place for you in Terengganu. Destinations such as Pulau Redang, Pantai Batu Burok, Pulau Duyong, Pulau Tenggol, and more are sone of those best options that you shouldn’t miss.

Be sure to enjoy the serenity of these places when you get there.

Sightseeing At The Iconic Buildings

A trip around the city to enjoy the scenery of religious and historical buildings is as eventful as walking along the serene coastlines. You can find them in Terengganu!

Imagine walking along the picturesque corridor of ancient architecture, from golden stone to monochrome, the stately walls and the stories engraved on the display boards would give you a glimpse of the olden days.

Getting tempted for some instagrammable photos like these? You may visit The Crystal Mosque, Masjid Terapung, Istana Maziah, and more.

Indoor visitations in some places may still be unavailable during the NRP state, but a simple photography session with the building outlook would be a brilliant idea too!

Shop in Batik and Gift Shops

How’s a trip considered complete if you don’t buy some souvenirs for yourself? Terengganu is famous for its batik manufacturers and many other gift shops with local crafts that you can’t find elsewhere.

Observing the production of arts and crafts such as batik, brassware, songket, and rattan is another way of making your trip memorable. For instance, Wanisma Craft and Trading, Butik Khat Terengganu, and Kraf Kayu Sri Manir are some of the places you can explore for stunning artworks.

On top of that, be sure to visit Chinatown and Pantai Batu Buruk Night Market for other gifts for you and your peers as well.

Savour Local Delicacies

A trip always comes with a package of delicacies. If you have a connoisseur of local dishes then this is your chance for a food escapade.

Ranging from nasi dagang, keropok lekor, to satar, there are many foods to savour in Terengganu. Among all the list, our recommendations consist of Mak Ngah Nasi Dagang, Kedai Nasi Kerabu, Chinatown and Pantai Batu Buruk Night Market.

Watch out! Their food tastes are very alluring. Make sure you don’t choke yourself when gobbling them down your tummy.

About Tourplus

Tourplus, a personalized travel platform, is an online travel agency (OTA) that provides a digital local travel guide (certified driver guides and customizable itineraries with reviews available to ease tourists’ user experience) to tourists.

Itineraries such as flights, F&B outlets, shopping malls, hospitality and accommodations, tourist attractions, and more are inevitable items on a trip. Hence, Tourplus came in handy by collating merchants into the list of choices for users to browse through before making decisions.

Currently, Tourplus is moving towards becoming a social travel app that doesn’t only serve as a catalog for users to browse through recommended places, but also a place for social networking among travellers, which makes it more interesting to be acquired, and it’s manufactured in Malaysia. We hope you enjoy using Tourplus for your travel discovery in this multiracial country.


(Featured Image Credit: Photo by Fahrul Azmi on Unsplash)


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