Kuala Terengganu
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Motel Desa is only 15 km from Sultan Mahmud Airport and only 5 minutes away from city center by car.

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GETTING HERE

By Car
The road system in Malaysia is excellent and driving to the East Coast is an enjoyable and scenic experience. If you're driving from KL, head east on highway 2 towards Kuantan. Then proceed northeast to Kuala Terengganu on either highway 3 (coastal road) or highway 14.
Traveling time is about 7 hours.

By Coach
Within Malaysia, there are many coaches that depart for Kuala Terengganu, or even direct to Kuala Besut town. Traveling by coach is a great stress-free way to enjoy the scenic Malaysian countryside. Coaches typically make one or more rest stops along the journey for refreshments and to stretch your legs.

Most coaches depart from Hentian Putra bus station (opposite Putra World Trade Centre - PWTC). Choices of coaches include TransNasional, Damai Ria, Plusliner, Sutera and Mutiara.
Traveling time is about 7 hours.

By Air
If you plan to take a flight, take a flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) or Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) to Kuala Terengganu Airport.
Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia operates daily flights from KLIA/LCCT to Kuala Terengganu Airport.
Traveling time is about 28 minutes by ERL from Kuala Lumpur Central Station to KLIA and the flight is about another 45 minutes to Kuala Terengganu.

PLACES OF INTEREST

Terengganu State Museum
The Terengganu State Museum Complex consists of a Main Museum, a Maritime Museum, a Fisheries Museum, 4 traditional houses and botanic and herbs gardens. The Main Museum is built on 16 stilts, in accordance with the traditional architecture of Terengganu. Its 4 blocks are adjoined, to represent a big family. There are 10 galleries showcasing textiles, crafts, historical, royal, nature, art, petroleum, Islamic, new generation and contemporary arts.

Istana Maziah
Istana Maziah is believed to have been constructed during the reign of Sultan Zainal Abidin lll. It was built in 1897 to replace the Istana Hijau which was burned down during World War ll. Located next to Bukit Puteri, it is the venue for royal birthdays, weddings, conferment of titles and receptions for local and foreign dignitaries. A product of the blend between splendid modern and traditional architecture, it is also well-known as one of Malaysia's cultural attractions.

Central Market
The Central Market, or locally known as Pasar Payang which is located by the Terengganu River is one of the most popular tourist spots in Kuala Terengganu. Housed in a modern building complete with a shopping arcade and a car park, it offers visitors a variety of traditional handicrafts such as batik, silk, songket, brocade and brassware, other fresh produce such as fruits, vegetables and 'Keropok Lekor', which is a special local delicacy made from a mixture of fish and sago. Visitors to this market will have a delightful experience shopping in local fares at reasonable prices.

Sutera Semai Centre
Approximately 6 km south of Kuala Terengganu is Sutera Semai Centre at Chendering. It is Malaysia's pioneer silk weaving centre, where visitors can witness different stages of silk manufacturing. There, witness the painting of batik designs onto the fabrics, resulting in beautiful batik shirts, kaftans, scarves, handkerchiefs, etc.

Pengkalan Budaya (Cultural Centre)
A visit to Pengkalan Budaya or the Cultural Centre, a venue for cultural performances, is a must on the itinerary for all visitors to Kuala Terengganu. Ideally located along Pantai Batu Buruk (Batu Buruk Beach), it offers visitors an opportunity to see for themselves, the performance of Silat which is the Malay art of self defense, traditional dances such as Ulek Mayang and Joget and a wide selection of games and pastime. The performances are held every Friday and Saturday, between 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. and 9.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. So, do not miss the opportunity to witness the fascinating diversity of Terengganu's culture.

Desa Craff
Desa Craff, formerly known as Usaha Desa, is an interesting handicraft centre which showcases songket, brassware, batik, souvenir items and also fashion wear of current batik designs. This centre was developed by the Terengganu State Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) as part of its effort to promote Kuala Terengganu as a popular tourist destination .

 
 

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