Travel from Shah Alam to Kuala Terengganu
Journey from Shah Alam to Kuala Terengganu via bus has an approximate duration of 7 hours 30 minutes over a distance of about 550km, depending on the traffic condition, journey break, and weather. On CatchThatBus website or mobile app, you may choose from two departure times – 10am or 10pm – from Shah Alam Bus Terminal (Section 13) to Hentian Baru MPKT. You will be travelling on Transnasional buses that are fully air-conditioned, so don’t fret about the country’s scorching heat. The reclining seats with spacious legroom also soothe your long journey; take a nap to ensure you’re refreshed for your exciting adventure.
Things to do in Kuala Terengganu
Located on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Kuala Terengganu is the state capital of Terengganu. Rich with natural resources such as petroleum, the city has its own charm and serenity. Experience the revitalising sea breeze on Pantai Batu Buruk; bring your picnic basket, kites, and toys to build sand castle for a quality time with family and friends. Take a ferry ride to Pulau Duyung and see how fishing boats are built using age-old techniques and tools.
Being a conservative state with heavy Islamic influence, it is only natural that Kuala Terengganu boasts several impressive mosques. One prominent structure is the Masjid Kristal (Crystal Mosque) that is located inside Taman Tamadun Islam, an Islamic-themed recreational park. The picturesque mosquee attracts both local and international visitors with its unique architecture and breathtaking views. Other magnificent mosques include Masjid Tengku Tengah Zaharah, widely known as the “floating mosque” due to its exclusive location on Sungai Ibai and Zainal Abidin Mosque that gleams in the city center.
Kuala Terengganu also has its own Chinatown that features beautiful rows of old Chinese buildings and temples. The venue’s charm is now infused with street art. Don’t miss the Turtle Alley that tells a beautiful, moving story of the endangered turtles.
One of the most popular tourist spots in Kuala Terengganu, visit the Central Market a.k.a. Pasar Payang. Apart from fresh produce, you will be delighted with the variety of traditional handicrafts such as batik, silk, songket, brassware, and many more. Get one for yourself, or buy many as souvenirs!
What to eat in Kuala Terengganu
Known to offer the best keropok lekor in the whole country, the snack is easily found around the city. Nasi dagang is a dish that originates from the state, have the authentic ones there with fish curry and pickles. Also try laksam for the decadent pureed fish gravy mixed with coconut milk.
Now you can plan your own trip to Kuala Terengganu by downloading the CatchThatBus mobile app. Why pay more for petrol and toll when you can have a relaxing and hassle-free travel via bus?