Rantau Abang

Location: Terengganu

Location Info

Address: Kampung Rantau Abang, Dungun, Terengganu, Malaysia

District » Dungun


Rantau Abang, located 80km south of Kuala Terengganu, well known of its long sandy beach consistence with the beauty of east coast in Peninsular Malaysia. It was once famous and mostly visited town, many come to witness the beauty of the beach, even more popped by to watch the giant leatherback turtle to lay eggs between May and August.


Like many famous destinations in Terengganu state, Rantau Abang has its own unique beauty that draws the attention and curiosity of visitors. Perhentian Island (Pulau Perhentian) and Redang Island (Pulau Redang) are well known for their clear blue water, suitable for island hopping, diving and snorkeling. Besides, one of the largest man-made lakes, Lake Kenyir is also located in Terengganu, offering a great place for fishing. What's the beauty of Rantau Abang then? It's unique location that the giant leatherback turtle stop by to lay their eggs. Not only it serves as an educational platform to educate and show our younger generation the beauty of Mother Nature, but it also draws crowd from abroad, making Rantau Abang one of the most talked about town among visitors. The laying season starts from May to August, peak months are June and July, that time around, Rantau Abang will be swamp with visitors from everywhere. Unfortunately, the number of turtles stop by to lay eggs has been reducing year by year due to pollution and harassment from the tourists that disrupt their tranquility.

Other famous town in Terengganu includes Merang and Tanjung Jara Beach. Another hidden gem in Terengganu is the Islamic Civilization Park, which is a theme park not to be missed. Terengganu truly has much to offer, hence staying a few nights in there is definitely worth your time. Hotel in Terengganu are plenty, ranging from luxury to budget hotels.


By Air

Take MAS or Air Asia to Kuala Terengganu airport, from there grab a taxi to town bus stop and catch a bus to Rantau Abang

By Car

From KL, take the Karak highway towards Kuantan which will take about 3-3.5 hours. Once you reach Kuantan, follow the coastal Highway 3 and head towards Dungun, from there, and follow the signage to Kuala Terengganu.

From JB/Singapore, take the North-South Highway to Yong Peng. Then take Highway 1 to Labis and onto Segamat. Follow through Kuantan and follow Coastal Highway 3

By Bus

Many coaches available can bring you to Kuala Terengganu. However, most of them do not stop at Rantau Abang, Just inform the driver that you wish to be stopped at Rantau Abang town.