Terengganu State Museum

Location: Terengganu

Location Info

Address: Bukit Losong, Terengganu, Malaysia

District » Terengganu


Terengganu State Museum is located at the state of Terengganu, east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Not far from the city center, it's approximately 6 m away. It took up an area of 27 hectares, and is the largest museum in Malaysia.


It was officially open on April, 20 1996 by late Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafbillah Shah, the Sultan of Terengganu. The main museum comprises of 4 blocks of big buildings and there are 5 traditional real houses located at the back of the main museum compound. Maritime Museum is also located within the vicinity, within walking distance from the main area. The museum itself is an amazing artifact, build based on the ancient Terengganu design and architectures. Within the complex there are many galleries showcasing different items such as textiles, Islamic artifacts, history artifacts, comtempory arts, weapons, fisheries and a lot more. It also housed the 'Batu Bersurat' which signifies the acceptance of Islamic teaching in Terengganu and eventually the Malay Peninsula.

Another not to be missed attraction is the Islamic Civilization Park located in Wan Wan Island, which is a theme park suitable for children and family. Speaking of islands, of course Terengganu is well known for its untouched beautiful island such as Perhentian Island (Pulau Perhentian) and Redang Island (Pulau Redang). Turtle watching is one of the most unique attractions in Tanjung Jara, and Rantau Abang. Lake Kenyir, the man-made lake is known among the fishing lovers. Merang, being the fishing village is also wide visited for its sumptuous seafood.

Hotel in Terengganu is widely available at convenient places. It ranges about RM100-300 per night


By Air

MAS, AirAsia and Firely commute to Kuala Terengganu airport daily. From there, grab a taxi to city center and you can stroll along the city heritage zone.

By Car

From KL, take the Karak highway, heading toward Kuantan. Then follow through the Coastal highway 3 and head down to Kuala Terengganu town.

By Bus

There are many express buses that stop by Kuala Terengganu. It generally cost about RM 40 per way from KL. Pudu station in KL is easily accessible and offers a wide variety of buses to commute around Malaysia.