Festival Gamelan Sedunia 2010
Date : 23-26 July 2010
Venue : Dataran Shahbandar, Kuala Terengganu
Organiser: State Government of Terengganu

Pertandingan Melukis Citra Terengganu Kategori Terbuka 2010
Date :31 July - 2 August 2010
Venue : SPONTAN – Kompleks Muzium Negeri Terengganu
Organiser: Muzium Negeri Terengganu

Monday, August 2, 2010


Floating Mosque

Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque or more commonly called Masjid Terapung is a unique design which is built on a floating platform, giving a floating feel from far away. The mosque is built on the estuary of Terengganu River by one of the prince in Terengganu state. Combining both modern and Moorish architecture design, the mosque symbolizes the innovation and modernisation in the state.

The ideal time to visit this mosque is in the evening, when the evening sun shines on the mosque, turning the building into golden colour while the cooling breeze blow from the South China sea.

The mosque is located in Teluk Ibai, just over 4km away from Kuala Terengganu town centre, quite close to the beautiful beach of Terengganu's coast. The white structure of the mosque gorunds covers and area of roughly 5 acres and serves a number of villages nearby.

The beauty of its architecture and serenity of its surrounding landscape, also draws a great number of visitors to Terengganu who take the opportunity to perform their prayers and take a breather from their journey at this mosque. The design of the mosque reflects a subtle Islamic influence combined with local features, incorporating the use of marble, ceramics, mosaic works and bomanite paving. Constructed with a lake surrounding it, much like a moat, the mosque is popularly referred to as the Floating Mosque. With the backdrop of the open South China Sea, this mosque is an irresistable attraction to visitors in Terengganu.

How To Get Here

This mosque is located along Jalan Sultan Mahmud, roughly 4km away from Kuala Terengganu town centre. From the town of Terengganu, head towards South to Marang or Kuantan by local bus or driving. After about 6-8 KM from the town center, you can see the Mosque just beside the road at the left.

Where To Stay

1. Primula Beach Resort
2. YT Midtown Hotel
3. Motel Desa
4. Kenangan Hotel
5. Hotel Bintang
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Batu Burok Beach

Batu Buruk Beach or Pantai Batu Burok is one of the popular stretch of beach in Kuala Terengganu where locals go to during the weekends and in the evening.

Swimming here is not recommended as the waves are strong and due to the fact that it faced the open South China Sea. Horse riding for a fee is also a common sight here during the weekends. Beach soccer is also one of the activity that the youth indulge in at the beach during their free time.

Even if you're not shopping, come along to the Batu Buruk Friday market in Kuala Terengganu to soak in the lively atmosphere.

Fancy doing some shopping while enjoying fresh air and beautiful scenery at the same time?. You can, but only if you're at the Batu Buruk Friday market in Kuala Terengganu.

The shine of clear golden sands against the cool blue sea forms a nice backdrop for the popular market, which was started less than two years ago. It operates from 3pm to 7pm.

There are plenty of non-water-based sports activities conducted here. Kite flying is the most popular activity organised on the beach apart from regular beach soccer in the evening. Others play volleyball, sepak takraw, beach soccer, netball and other games at the beach. For younger children, there is a playground nearby where they can have have fun on the see-saws, ladders or play hide-and-seek.

If you are looking for a fast food restaurant to fill your hungry stomach, the A&W Restaurant is just located near the round about, about 5 minutes drive from Primula Beach Resort.

How To Get Here

Pantai Batu Buruk is located just outside downtown Kuala Terengganu. There are plenty of road signs that will point you to this beach, especially if you are driving northbound from Pahang and Kuala Lumpur.

It is located near Primula Beach Resort. Another landmark is the Hockey Stadium which is located by the Jalan Pantai Batu Buruk road.

Enjoy your stroll and feel the breeze at the beach...

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