WHAT IS INCLUDED
- Hotel Transfer within Terengganu town
- All Entrance Tickets fees
- Water Taxi ride
- English speaking (basic only) Driver / Guide
Come experience everything the city of Terengganu has to offer in this whole day tour. Visit bustling markets, beautiful mosques, breathtaking architecture marvels and picturesque villages. Some highlights include:
Central Market – Pasar Payang or the Central Market is the trade hub of Terengganu, where you will find all types of goods, ranging from poultry to sea products and utensils to bed sheets.
Seberang Takir – A small fishing village on a tiny peninsular with Terengganu River and South China Sea, it can be accessed by crossing the river on a 5 minutes boat trip from the waterfront besides the Central Market.
Bukit Puteri – Located just a few steps opposite of Central Market, the 173 year-old fortress atop Bukit Puteri was built during the reign of Sultan Baginda Omar. Till today, you can still see the cannons and alarm bells placed within the fortress. It was also the residence for the Sultan during the early days of his ruling.
Maziah Palace – The palace of the Sultan of Terengganu. It was constructed in the late 19th century. Despite the very French like design, the palace is constructed using traditional methods with a mixture of limestone, clay, coarse salt, egg yolk and honey as its construction material. The current Terengganu Sultan rarely stays here, instead the palace is used for official receptions and royal ceremonies.
State Museum – The museum sprawls over 27 hectares and is said to be the largest in Southeast Asia. This huge museum is built right by the Terengganu River, therefore it is accessible by road and water. The museum consists of 4 multi storey blocks and houses 10 galleries both indoor and outdoor ranging from some interesting nineteenth century Chinese wares with Islamic ideology, prehistoric tools from the Stone Age, ancient Islamic manuscripts carved on stone (Batu Bersurat) to herbs gardens in the outdoor exhibition area.
Duyung Island – Pulau Duyung or the Mermaid Island is the venue for the ever popular Monsoon Cup (Swedish Match Tour). It is well known for its traditional boat making industry. While the rest of the world may be building boats with modern materials like fibre glass, the boat makers of Pulau Duyung still continue producing wooden sailing boats using age old techniques.
- 10:00 am – Meet at hotel lobby or meet up point and begin tour
- 10:30 am – Visit the “Long Roof” China Town and colourful Central Market
- 11:00 am – Take a Water Taxi to view the Seberang Takir fishing village
- 11:30 am – Take a drove along Bukit Puteri, the Waterfront, Maziah Palace, State Mosque, State Museum and the Crystal Mosque
- 1:00 pm – Lunch
- 2:00 pm – Visit the Boat Building village of Duyung Island
- 3:00 pm – Photo op at Buruk Beach, view the beautiful Floating Mosque and visit the Batik Factory
- 4:00 pm – End of Tour and return to Hotel