About Terengganu

Terengganu lies on the East Coast of Peninsula Malaysia facing the South China Sea. It is one of nine Sultanates with a population of slightly more than one million.

There are many interesting facts about Terengganu that not many people know.

General Facts

Population as of 2013 is 1,125,000

Kuala Terengganu

Malay, Chinese, Indians & Others

Land Area:  
13,305 sq. km.

Oil & Gas, Fisheries, Agriculture, Tourism

Exciting Facts about Terengganu

Evidence of the coming of Islam was the earliest in the country, which is 700 years ago.

Malaysia’s longest stretch of beach at 244 kilometres from north to south is in Terengganu.

Tasik Kenyir is Malaysia’s largest man-made lake. It has a total of 340 islands borne out of hilltops.

Stone Age fossils an evidence of early cave men dwellings have been found in Terengganu that dates backs back between 8,000 to 20,000 years ago.

Our State Museum is the largest in Southeast Asia.

The Setiu Wetlands has an amazing with nine ecosystems, three river basins and a 14km lagoon, one of the most diverse wetlands in the country.

The Cemerong Waterfall in Dungun district is the highest in the country.

We have a 300-year-old brass industry.

The Redang and Perhentian Islands are considered one of the best diving spots in the world.

Our boat building skills is know worldwide for its bespoke hand crafted ocean faring yachts made from wood without using any blueprints and nails.

5th best beach to swing the hammock by Lonely Planet in 2010. 13th best beach in the world by CNN in 2013.

We are the only state in Malaysia that has a Gamelan ensemble.

We are the country’s largest producer of batik.

Our songket is considered the best in Malaysia.