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Terengganu is a sultanate and constitutive state of federal Malaysia. The state is also known by its Arabic honorific, Darul Iman ('Abode of Faith'). The coastal city of Kuala Terengganu which stands at the mouth of the broad Terengganu River is both the state and royal capital as well as the largest city in Terengganu.

Terengganu is situated in north-eastern Peninsular Malaysia, and is bordered in the northwest by Kelantan, the southwest by Pahang, and the east by the South China Sea. Several outlying islands, including Pulau Perhentian, Pulau Kapas and Pulau Redang, are also a part of the state. The state has a total area of 12,955 km². Terengganu has a population of 1,080,286 (2006 census). It is divided into seven administrative districts.



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Useful Reading

*Field Guides & Bird Song

For a comprehensive list of recommended titles covering Malaysia as a whole - please see the Malaysia page of Fatbirder

Birds of Taman Negara - An Illustrated Guide and Checklist

by M. Strange & D. Yong, 2006, Paperback, 120 pages Draco Publishing
See Fatbirder Review

ISBN: 9810544413

Buy this book from NHBS.com


Malaysia Nature Society - Terengganu Branch


Local info…


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Rantau Abang Turtle Hatchery


Satellite View

To halt the decline of the number of the Giant Leatherback Turtle, an endangered species, hatchery work is being carried out at Rantau Abang. Approximately 60 km south of Kuala Terengganu, Visitors would lay in wait quietly from midnight to dawn to watch the memorable sight of these Giant Leatherbacks laying their eggs.

Taman Negara


Satellite View

It is bird watching galore with 54 per cent of the 650 species of Malaysian birds found in Taman Negara…

Guides & Tour Operators

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Terengganu River Safari

Tour Operator

Along the mangrove swamp river, you will be greeted by wild animals like monitor lizard, monkeys, crabs, colourful birds, eagles…

Trip Reports


Trip Report Repository

CloudBirders was created by a group of Belgian world birding enthusiasts and went live on 21st of March 2013. They provide a large and growing database of birding trip reports, complemented with extensive search, voting and statistical features.

Places to Stay

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Gem Island, Terengganu


…the island retains its peaceful, quiet atmosphere, the nesting site of sea eagles, reef herons, terns and other birds…

Kapas Island Resort, Off Marang, Terengganu


Walking along the beach seems to be a good idea and if you're interested, you can collect a variety of wonderful sea shells of various shapes and sizes and maybe catch glimpse of wildlife such as birds and lizards…

Terengganu - Hotels


Asia's leading hotel information and reservation service on the internet. The following hotel(s) are available in Malaysia…