TERENGGANU is rich in beautiful tropical islands, beaches, forests that are still preserved in their flora and fauna. You can also find a variety of traditional foods throughout your trip. Nexttrip brings you the uniqueness of Terengganu that you will explore in this top 10 list to make your vacation in Terengganu a memorable one.

Daylight activities

With all the beautiful tropical islands, it cant be easy to forget that Terengganu is great to explore. 

Night activities

The charms of Terengganu are infinite. Discover Terengganu on your next getaway to Malaysia


Terengganu is in a nice location based on a the South China Sea,  Before oil was discovered here, it was a fishing village, and now rapid growth has led to a waterfront area. You’ll also find one of Malaysia ‘s finest Chinatowns, kampong-style stilt homes, and some good food!

1. Pulau Perhentian

Location: Pulau Perhentian, Terengganu

Pulau Perhentian consists of 2 islands, namely Pulau Perhentian Besar and Pulau Perhentian Kecil. Both have their respective charms. Pulau Perhentian Besar offers a more private atmosphere while Pulau Perhentian Kecil is more lively, active with activities and a lot of budget accommodation.

Perhentian is most popular because of the excellent diving, island hopping and snorkelling locations; you can enjoy the aquatic world right in front of the resort in most cases.


2. Muzium Kompleks Negeri Terengganu (Terengganu State Museum)

Location: 20566 Bukit Losong, Terengganu
Operation hour: 9am – 5pm | closed on Friday

Walk around Terengganu and see how the rich history of the state unfolds as you see some antiques and artifacts linked to collections of archaeology, numismatic, ethnographic, content, and natural history. If you’re travelling with your little ones, it’s a perfect place to explore.

Muzium Kompleks Negeri Terengganu
(Terengganu State Museum)

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As the sun goes down, Pahang’s nightlife often revs up-not as rowdy as the after-dark scene in Thailand or as calm as the no-alcohol nighttime offerings in Brunei, Pahang lies between these two groups somehow.

1. Crystal Mosque

Location: Pulau Wan Man, Losong Panglima P’erang, 21000 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu
Operation hour: everyday 6am – 11pm

A grand structure, built using only iron, glass and crystals, which costs USD 80 million. Crystal Mosque has its own uniqueness so it is called one of the most beautiful mosques in Terengganu which is located next to the Terengganu River. If you want to see the true beauty of this mosque, the best time is after sunset when it is flooded with colorful light that can amaze the view.

 photo by jomjalan


2.  Kelip-Kelip (Yah Yah River)

Location: Taman Rekreasi & Zoo Kemaman, Majlis Perbandaran Kemaman, 24000 Kemaman, Terengganu
Operation hour: 8am – 10pm

Yah Yah River offers firefighting activities along the river and river cruises. To see the fireflies, the usual time of this luminous beetle swarming the trees around the river is around 8 to 10 nights between July and October.

photo by MDKS
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