Terengganu

Terengganu, Malaysia: Wandering Kuala Terengganu’s Chinatown (Kampung Cina)

Posted on June 9, 2015

At the historic heart of Kuala Terengganu – the state capital of Terengganu – is a thriving Perenakan or Chinese-Malay community centered on Kampung Cina or Chinatown. Kampung Cina literally means “Chinese Village.” Located at the mouth of the Terengganu River, Kuala Terengganu’s Chinatown is also known as Teng Lang Po in Hokkien or KT’s Chinatown. Although maritime trade between Terengganu and China has been recorded since the 10th century Song dynasty, a formal Chinese settlement only started forming inRead More

Terengganu International Squid Jigging Festival 2015

Posted on June 8, 2015

It’s time to go squid jigging again on the beautiful waters of Terengganu, Malaysia! I had an incredible time catching squid during the first squid jigging festival last year that I was looking forward to this year’s event (Read about my first squid jigging experience last year.) The Terengganu International Squid Jigging Festival 2015 (Pesta Candat Sotong Antarabangsa Terengganu 2015) was held from June 2 to 7, 2015 and was attended by more than 120 journalists and bloggers from 28 countries. ToRead More

Experience Traditional Squid Fishing (Candat Sotong) in Terengganu, Malaysia!

Posted on June 17, 2014

Showing off my catch at our second fishing trip during the Terengganu International Squid Jigging Festival 2014! Last April 11 to 14, I was invited by Tourism Terengganu and Gaya Travel Magazine to participate in a unique cultural celebration, the Terengganu International Squid Jigging Festival 2014 or Pesta Candat Sotong Antarabangsa Terengganu 2014. The huge media event was attended by over 250 delegates from traditional and online media including several bloggers from 25 countries. Grouped into teams of five, all theRead More

Perhentian Islands, Terengganu: Snorkeling for Sea Turtles and Black Tip Sharks! [SP]

Posted on August 6, 2012

Soaking up the sun at Turtle Beach in Pulau Perhentian Besar (Big Island), Terengganu From rainforest to reef, we shuttled northwards from Taman Negara to some of Peninsular Malaysia’s purest shores – the Perhentians, a pair of jungle-clad islands in the northeast state of Terengganu, near the Thai border. Pulau Perhentian Kecil (Small Island) is the more popular island with budget and midrange accommodations along its popular beaches such as Long Beach and Coral Bay, and more upscale options inRead More

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