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Kuala Terengganu - seberang takir and around

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Seberang Takir

Another village you can get to from the K.Terengganu jetty is Seberang Takir. If you wish to walk around a fishing village where you can watch women at work in little shops or at home, this is the place to visit. There are frequent riverboats to the village and can be taken from the Terengganu Ferry Terminal, just round the corner of Jalan Bandar. The 3minute ride on the riverboat costs 50sen each way. Buy your ticket at the ticket booth by the jetty.

cooking keropok lekor

Once you get off at Seberang Takir's jetty, head for Kampung Hujung Tanjung. There are about 50 families living in the village and most of them are involved in some form of cottage industry to supplement their lifestyle.

Drying fish

From batik printing, keropok lekor and prawn cracker making, drying fish in the sun to packing for export: all done here. You can also catch the fishermen coming in with their catch in the early afternoons or late evenings. Sometimes as you look out into the horizon, you may be able to catch a glimpse of the regulars - a large family of dolphins playing not far from the jetty..at Seberang Takir.

Bukit Puteri (Princess Hill)

An astrologer pointed out to Baginda that the mole on his chest was a chart to his destiny that one day he would be the ruler of Terengganu. In 1839, Baginda Omar overthrew his cousin, Sultan Muhammad and successfully captured the fort after 3 attempts.As predicted, Baginda finally ascended the throne.

One night, having heard about the astrologer's prediction, Baginda Omar's older brother stole into the fort and bit off the mole, believing that the loss of the mole would have meant loss of the throne. That surely, didn't work out quite as his brother expected (?!!!) - instead Baginda had the fort rebuilt and fortified - loaded with a number of canons for protection against his enemies, which included even his family! This was where he lived during the first years of his reign.

A short climb to the peak reveals a small fort dating from the early 19th century. Baginda spent much of his early days as the ruler of Terengganu, discussing war strategies with his generals on a raised platform called a 'singgahsana' as seen still at the fort. Here, a large bell sits comfortably on its hold. It was commissioned during the reign of Sultan Zainal Abidin III in the year 1908 and was used to sound alarm in times of emergency - such as enemy attacks, fire and even people running amok (wild) in the streets.

The bell, the 'singgahsana' and a few canons have survived years of fighting and can be seen at Bukit Puteri. However, many of the original canons were taken back to Siam (Thailand) by the Siamese when they ruled Terengganu from 1843 -1845. Apart from the remains mentioned, there is not much to see except that for the nice view of the waterfront. It's a good place to rest under the shady trees during hot afternoons if you have already exhausted your itinerary.

Chendering

Bed runners such as this contains a mixture of contemporary and traditional designs.

Just outside of Kuala Terengganu lies Chendering, a large light industrial area for small home grown companies dedicated to producing fine Terengganu handicraft. One such company is Bibah's Songket in Kampung Rhu Rengeh. Hajjah Habibah spends most of her time between her home and her factory just a short walk away. Songket weaving is her forte and she produces some of the best songket kains in Malaysia. Her clientele are the who's who in Malaysia from royalties to politicians and high-powered business people. However, she also caters to anyone who takes a keen interest in songket weaving and the Malay culture that has been woven into the traditions of such craft. She is just as passionate about batik painting as she is about songket weaving but now only paints batik in her free time and for pure creative pleasure.

Rattan basketware remains popular with locals

Her dedication to songket has led her to reintroduce the traditions of weaving into the homes of the womenfolk living in villages close by. For her weavers who have left their villages after marriage and now live far away, she encourages them to continue to supplement their living by setting up looms in their homes and continuing to support them by sending them work. Bibah hopes that the Malay Songket will one day return as a symbol of cultural identity as it was generations ago.

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Kuala Terengganu & Surrounding Day Tours ~ Terengganu

 

Tours
(ex - Kuala Terengganu)

Hrs

Day of Operations

Departure

Min adult

Include

Rate (Nett)

AM

PM

Adult
(RM)

Child
(RM)

Kuala Terengganu City Tour *Itinerary

5

Daily

11.00

-

2

Transportation, driver / guide

from
125

from
75

Terengganu Countryside Tour *Itinerary

5

Daily

10.00

-

2

from
129

from
75

Cemerong Waterfall & Pasir Raja Trip *Itinerary

9

Daily

8.00

-

2

from
139

from
90

Sekayu Waterfall & Terrapin Conservation Centre Trip *Itinerary

5

Daily

11.00

-

2

from
129

from
75

Fireflies Night Trip & Penarik Fishing Village Trip *Itinerary

5 1/2

Daily

-

17.00

2

from
165

from
110

Candat Sotong/Squid Jigging Trip *Itinerary

3

Daily

-

1800

6

from
229

from
229

Kenyir Lake Day Tour *Itinerary

5

Daily

10.00

-

2

Transportation, driver / guide

 

from
220

from
140

Rantau Abang Hidden Treasure Day Trip *Itinerary

4

Daily

-

7.00

3

from
129

from
75

Kapas Island Day Tour *Itinerary

5 1/2

Daily

9.30

-

2

from
175

from
108

Bidong Island Day Trip *Itinerary

7

Daily

8.00

-

2

from
255

from
232.50

Tenggol Island Day Trip *Itinerary

6

Daily

9.00

-

10

Land/boat transfer, lunch, snorkeling trip with equipment

230

161

Please Note:

~ The seat-in-coach can only be conducted with the minimum number of person/adults required
~ Pick-up and drop-off service from major hotels at Kuala Terengganu town centre
~ For other pick up and drop off services in areas other than KT, please advise us. Additional surcharge will be accorded
~ Services of an English Speaking Driver / Guide
~ Touring by air-conditioned car, van or coach (depending on the group size)
~ Rates are inclusive of entrance fees where applicable
~ Child age between 4-11 years old
~ Any unused services are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and non-deductible
~ 100% cancellation charge applies for NO SHOW OR CANCELLATION within 48-hrs
~ In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the local operator reserves the right to alter, amend or withdraw the package anytime with or without prior notice.
Redemption Instructions :
~ 24 hours prior to travel date, please call our local tour representative (during working hours) to reconfirm your booking details. Pick up time is required 30 minutes prior to tour departure time.

Postponements of Trip:

* Please be advised that the trip will not be allowed to be postponed unless we are advised of any changes at least 3 working days before trip commencement date

**Please Note that there will be a non-refundable handling charge on payment made. Conditions apply.

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