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