Location: Terengganu

Location Info

Address: Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia

District » Kuala Terengganu


Merang is often confused with Marang. It's located at the Setiu district of Terengganu, 25 km north of Kula Terengganu town. It's known as the gateway to the many islands of the east coast, including Redang Islang (Pulau Redang), Perhentian Island (Pulau Perhentian) and Lang Tengah Island (Pulau Lang Tengah).


With recent tourism campaign in Malaysia, more and more travellers are visiting our islands, and the most popular islands are mainly located at the east coast of peninsular of Malaysia. Even with current active activity of buses and tourist pouring in and out of the town, Merang managed to retain much of its originality and still provides the tranquil beauty for tourist to experience the beauty of our islands as well as experiencing local cultures. Merang is traditionally a fishing village and hence seafood is one of the attractions of the town.

Terengganu has much more to offers. Lake Kenyir is one of the largest artificial lakes in Malaysia, located in north Terengganu. It has been promoted as eco-tourism, as fishing, jungle tracking and caving is amongst the popular activities. For some fun in theme park, visit the Islamic Civilization Park, located in Wan Wan Island, Terengganu. If you have time, there are much more to explore in Terengganu state itself. With rich original culture in Terengganu with many heritage site and museums. You should spend 2-3 days in exploring Terengganu town, there are many hotels available. Generally hotel in Terengganu cost about RM 150 - RM 300 per night.


By Air

Daily flights are available into Terengganu airport by Malaysia Airlines, Firefly and AirAsia. From the airport, Merang is 40mins away by car.

By Land

There are plenty of express buses going into Terengganu bus station, eg. Transnational. It will generally cost about RM 40 per way.