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The centre of the oil industry in the peninsular is in fact situated in Kerteh, just a little further up from Kijal. (heading towards Kuala Terengganu from Kuantan). The gigantic, some would even say- monstrous structures seem to be a bit of a shock for unsuspecting drivers enjoying the tranquillity of the coast. Convoluted pipes, towering smoke stacks, gas flutes spew fire like a raging dragon. But it can look mysterious in the darkness of the night. Roaring fire from the gas flutes partly illuminates the structure. Driving past the Petronas oil refineries at night is simply awesome. However, in daylight, these refineries are indeed a blot on the landscape. But all this is very necessary. This is in fact the nation's major export earner and due to its low sulphur content, our oil is especially popular with the pollution conscious countries.

Kerteh and Paka have a sizable expatriate community stationed here to work at the oil platforms and refineries. There are 60 offshore pipelines feeding into the gas and oil refineries and many international companies like Esso and Shell have set up their outfits here.

In a corner, not far lies a small fishing village hidden in the shadows of the great, big conundrum of activities happening around.. Seemingly unperturbed by this intrusion. The beaches are pretty in these parts but to stay over may be a little too much of a hassle unless visiting friends who live there.

All along the way are tiny villages dotting the coast. If you have a lot of time to wander about, it's nice to pack a picnic basket in the back of the car. When tired or hungry, just pullover to the side and have a bit of lunch or siesta on the beach. In some areas, villagers set up stalls by the road selling coconuts harvested from nearby plantations. Can't get any fresher than that - just ask them to crack it open for you. The villagers speak little English but may able to get by with the odd word or two, so bring a phrase book along with you. Or get a print out from our 'Speak Malay' section.

Updated: 23rd May 2003




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Hotels | Felda Residence | Hotel Grand Continental | Permai Hotel | Primula Beach Resort | PrinzPark Terengganu |

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Day Trips | Kuala Terengganu City Tour | Terengganu Countryside Tour | Cemerong Waterfall & Pasir Raja Trip | Sekayu Waterfall & Terrapin Conservation Centre Trip | Fireflies Night Trip & Penarik Fishing Village Trip | Candat Sotong/Squid Jigging Trip |

Overnight Packages | 3 Days 2 Nights Terengganu, Firefly & Penarik Fishing Village | 3 Days 2 Nights Kuala Terengganu & Setiu Wetland | 3 Days 2 Nights Kuala Terengganu & Cemerong Waterfall | 3 Days 2 Nights Kuala Terengganu & Marang River Safari | Terengganu on a Shoestring Tour |

Pulau Duyung

| Awi's Yellow House | Pak Haji Abdullah's Chalets |


| Seri Malaysia Hotel Marang | Marang Guesthouse |

Rantau Abang

| Rantau Abang Hidden Treasure Day Trip |

Pulau Kapas

| Kapas Island Day Tour | Makcik Gemuk Chalet | Kapas Coral Beach Resort | The Light House | Yellow Beach Resort | Kapas Island Resort |

Pulau Gemia

| Gem Isle Resort |


| Kembara Inn | Aryani Resort | Sutra Beach Resort | Merang Suria Resort |

Pulau Redang

| Coral Redang Island Resort | Mutiara Beach Resort | Redang Paradise Resort | Redang Bay Resort | Redang Beach Resort | Redang Camping Adventure | Redang Island Resort | Redang Kalong Resort | Redang Lagoon Resort | Redang Pelangi Resort | Redang Reef Resort | Redang Holiday Beach Villa | Sari Pacifica Resort & Spa | The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort |

Pulau Redang Day Trip ~ | Redang Island Day Tour |

Pulau Bidong

| Pulau Bidong Island |

Pulau Lang Tengah

| D'Coconut Lagoon Resort | Summer Bay Resort | Lang Sari Resort | Sari Pacifica Resort & Spa |


| Terrapuri Penarik | Penarik Inn | Fireflies Night Trip | Sekayu Waterfall & Terrapin Conservation Centre Trip |


| Bukit Keluang Beach Resort | Manor Residence Besut | Primula Pointray Besut Hotel |

Volunteer Programmes

| Terengganu Turtle Conservation Expedition | Perhentian Turtle Conservation Volunteer program |

Tanjung Jara

| Tanjong Jara Resort |

Kenyir Dam

| Kenyir Lake Day Tour | Lake Kenyir Resort & Spa | Musang Kenyir Resort | Uncle John Resort | Kenyir Lake Plus (Houseboat) | Kenyir Tourist Resort |

Pulau Tenggol

| Tenggol Day Trip | Tenggol Coral Beach Resort | Tenggol Island Beach Resort |


| Hotel Kasanya | Ulek Beach Resort | Cemerong Waterfall & Pasir Raja Tour |

Chukai & Kemaman

| River Garden Hotel |


| Residence Resort | Rumbia Resort Villa |


| Awana Golf and Beach Resort |


Malaysia Cities , Towns & Villages

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| Chukai | Dungun | Kemaman | Kijal | Kuala Terengganu | Paka |


| Ipoh | Kuala Kangsar | Lumut | Taiping |


| Klang | Kuala Selangor |


| Kota Bahru |

Federal Territory

| Kuala Lumpur |


| Mersing |

Negri Sembilan

| Seremban | Kuala Pilah | Lukut |


| Sungei Lembing | Kuala Lipis | Kuantan |


| Melaka |

Sabah and Sarawak Towns , Cities & Villages


| Kuching | Long Bedian | Long Lama | Long Terawan | Miri | Marudi |


| Sandakan | Kota Kinabalu | Tawau |

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