Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A night at Terengganu State Museum

The best "A night at the Terengganu Museum" trip.

The Terengganu International Squid Jigging Fest 2014 have been taking us medias around Terengganu greatest landmarks and tonight, Tourism Terengganu and Gaya Travel took us to Terengganu State Museum. Noted as one of the largest museum complex in South East Asia region. Recalling the movie "A Night In The Museum", we jumped with joy when we found out that we will be touring the museum. At night. Hosted by Museum Director himself. Bliss.

Located in Bukit Losong, approximately 6km away from Kuala Terengganu city, the Terengganu State Museum has the most impressive architecture I have ever seen, this majestic building resembles the traditional kampung or village house in this colourful east coast state.

We were given a warm welcome by the Museum Director Tuan Haji Mohd Yusof Bin Abdullah, sharing with the medias the objectives, concept and the story of why this architecture or design was selected, right down to museum exhibitions for 2014. A Museum Director that knows his work well, Tuan Haji Mohd Yusof proudly explaining to the international media on Terengganu's most famous piece of history, the Batu Bersurat Terengganu or Terengganu Inscription Stone; known to be he oldest artifact dated as far as 1303, proving that Islam reached Terengganu since 1300. 

This 700-year-old inscribed stone was also listed as an item eligible for world heritage recognition (UNESCO International Advisory Committee mMeting on 13 July 2009, Barbados).

Batu Bersurat Terengganu was discovered near Sungai Tersat at Kuala Berang by an Arab trader named Sayid Husin bin Ghulam al-Bokhari in 1899.

We later had our local Terengganu dinner at the compound of this beautiful museum, introducing local delicacies such as Mas Sejeput, Akok, Nasi Dagang among others.

Local desserts

Famous local delicacies.

Not only we were educated with Terengganu's history and culture, feasting our taste buds with local cuisines but we were also being entertained with cultural dance performance. Hospitality at best.

Exposing the media with kenduri style dinner.

Definitely the best night in Terengganu.

For more detail :
Tourism Terengganu
Terengganu State Secretary 
9th Floor, Wisma Darul Iman 
20503 Kuala Terengganu
Tel : +609-623 1957
Email :

Muzium Terengganu Malaysia
Bukit Losong
20566 Kuala Terengganu
Tel: +609 622 1444

Opening hours
Saturday to Thursday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday : 9:00am - 12:00pm, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
* The museum is closed during Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji Holidays.

Admission Fee
Malaysian citizen
Adult : RM 5.00
Children : RM 2.00 (7-15 years old) and RM 1.00 (In school uniform)
Non-Malaysian citizen
Adult : RM 15.00
Children : RM 10.00

Note :

Terengganu International Squid Jigging Fest 2014 or Pesta Candat Sotong Antarabangsa Terengganu 2014 is sponsored by the state government of Terengganu, this annual squid jigging carnival aims to introduce as well as relive the old tradition that was once livelihoods for many along the coast of Terengganu between April and August each year. It has since taken on a role as a recreational activity loved by people of all ages. This year’s event will also witness foreign participation from across the region. Various activities have been lined up and include cooking demonstrations and competitions, exhibition stalls, food stalls and the likes centered about… squids. The 1Malaysia Green 1Malaysia Clean campaign that runs concurrently is aimed at promoting the beauty of the state’s coasts, beaches and islands.

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