Discover Terengganu Institution


Famed for its beautiful tropical islands, Terengganu is a mecca for divers, beach-lovers and tourists. It’s waters also host international sailing races and support many fisherman. Terengganu is largely influenced by the predominantly Malay culture seen from it’s cuisine, architecture and education.

Quick Facts

Number of Higher Education Institutions


Main City

Kuala Terengganu




Sultan Mahmud Airport

Living in Terengganu

Arriving in Terengganu

Terengganu’s main airport is located near the capital city – Kuala Terengganu. With daily flights from Kuala Lumpur, Terengganu is a popular airport for many heading to the state’s famed diving spots.


Sultan Mahmud Airport – regional and domestic flights

Airport Transportation


The airport is serviced by bus to the state capital of Kuala Terengganu and major attractions like the Marang Jetty to Kapas dan Redang island. Please check with airport information desk for more details.


Rentals are available at the airport and Malaysian road signs are easy to read. Driving is on the left side of the road and do note that there are toll fees for major highways as well.


All vehicles are able to enter and drop-off passengers. Do note that fares will include highway toll fees. Flag downs and ride-hailing apps are popular as well. If you have a hotel booking, you are advised to arrange airport transfer via the hotel or agency if available.

Getting Around Terengganu

As a popular starting point, Kuala Terengganu has many attractions other than just diving. With recognised cultural preservation initiatives like Kampung Cina, Kuala Terengganu has much more to offer visitors.


Long distance sleeper buses do stop by Kuala Terengganu and travel to other large cities like Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Johor Bahru. Town buses are available from 6 AM to 10 PM everyday and pass by most tourist attractions.


Renting a vehicle is a good option for travelling around Malaysia for extended periods. As a developed country, there are well-maintained roads, signs in English, and a comprehensive highway system (some of which have toll fees). Using navigation apps such as Google Maps or Waze to get around is convenient too.


Kuala Terengganu has metered taxis plying its routes, do ask them to use the meter. Otherwise, ride-hailing apps provide alternative options at a fixed price. You can get to major attractions more easily by taxi.


The East Coast Rail Line is still under construction.


Exploring by foot is encouraged as the city is fairly compact and the plenty of sights are within walking distance of each other. Roads are well-lit after dark, making evening strolling pleasant. Signs are instructive and well-placed and pavements are wide to accommodate human traffic.

6 Things You Need To Do in Terengganu

Scuba Dive Around Redang, Perhentian Islands

Needing no introduction, world-class diving spots at Pulau Perhentian and Pulau Redang are on every diver’s list. Take in the beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters of this protected marine park.

Find out more here and here.

Visit Breathtaking Mosques

Learn about the roots of Islam and historic monuments from around the world. Glistening white mosques and interactive educational displays await those who visit Islamic Civilisation Park – Taman Tamadun Islam and Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque.

Visit the Pantai Batu Buruk Night Market

Sample some tasty local barbeque fare at affordable prices while overlooking the South China Sea.

Find out more here.

Walk Through Chinatown for its Historical Monuments

Visit Kampung Cina or Chinatown in Kuala Terengganu. You can stroll past traditional chinese shophouses built in the late 19th century along the waterfront. The current waterfront vista has been preserved under the Heritage of Malaysia Trust for its cultural significance.

Find out more here.

Taste Some Local Flavours at Pasar Payang

Pasar Payang, also known as Central Market, is the place to sample all things Malaysian. Be it exotic fruit like durian to local dishes and fresh produce. Visitors can also purchase traditional handicrafts like batik, silk and brassware.

Find out more here.

Visit Terengganu State Museum Complex

Comprising of the main museum, maritime museum, fisheries museum, four traditional princely houses and botanic gardens, the Terengganu State Museum is known as the largest museum in South East Asia. A wide variety of exhibits are available to keep you occupied for hours.

Find out more here.


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Later in her career, she joined other investment banking institutions in Malaysia such as AmInvestment Bank Berhad, Maybank Investment Bank Berhad and RHB Investment Bank Berhad.

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Prior to sitting on the EMGS Board, he was also appointed to be the Board of Director to KEJORA from 2013 to 2018, and several companies such as Permodalan Darul Takzim Sdn Bhd, Perbadanan Usahawan Johor Sdn Bhd, PIJ Holding and Ranhil SAJ Sdn Bhd. Tuan Haji Ismail Mohamed also co-founded Pertama.

He started his career by setting up a company and being the founder of JYBB Enterprise. His career came to prominence when he became the co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Pertama Polyerethane Technology (M) Sdn Bhd and subsequently became the Special Officer to the Minister of Education in 2013.

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