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Terengganu

Posted by on May 11th, 2008
Filed Under: Featured, Terengganu

Redang Island

Terengganu has it all – beautiful beaches, pristine islands, serene lakes, majestic mountains and quaint picture postcard villages.

Terengganu, a treasure trove for Malay traditions and heritage, is one of the three east coast states in the Peninsular Malaysia and is home to some of the most spectacular wonders of the natural world – the islands of Terengganu are among the most picturesque and fascinating in Malaysia.

The primary attractions of Terengganu are the beautiful tropical Perhentian and Redang Islands. Redang in particular offers excellent dive sites and its superb coral reefs abound with an amazing diversity of marine life.

Terengganu’s climate is tropical monsoon, which is fairly hot and humid (consistently high on the lowlands ranging between 82% to 86% per annum) all year round . The temperature average from 28ºC to 30ºC in daytime and slightly cooler after sunset Monsoon rainfall hits Terengganu between November to Janauary, and it is inadvisable to visit any of the offshore islands during this period of time due to rough sea.

Be sure not to miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience of watching giant Leatherback turtles which weigh as much as 375 kg, clamber ashore at Rantau Abang to lay eggs. This spot is acknowledged to be one of the six in the world where this rare phenomenon unfolds.

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