Tourists from Indonesia, Brunei excited to visit Terengganu

KUALA TERENGGANU, Nov 21 — The frustration of a group of tourists from Brunei and Indonesia has turned into excitement after knowing that there are many interesting places to visit in Terengganu when the famous resort islands in the state are closed in view of the monsoon season.

Dony Hasiholan, from Surabaya, Indonesia, said he was told that among the interesting places were the drawbridge, Setiu Wetland and Terrapuri Heritage Village.

“When we were told that we could not go to the island because of the monsoon season, I thought I would get bored here, I did not expect that there are so many other interesting places to go.

“There are also fishing and squid jigging activities,” he told Bernama when met here today.

For Nur Khadijah Abdullah from Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, who visited Terengganu 15 years ago, the state is fast developing.

She said among her favourites was the drawbridge, which is the latest tourism icon in Terengganu.

“Kuala Terengganu has changed a lot, 15 years ago there were not many hotels like today. I also can’t wait for the new Pasar Payang to open,” she said.

Meanwhile, state Tourism, Culture and Information Technology Committee chairman Ariffin Deraman said the tourists were part of the 13 participants of the Aseanmeet Post Tour programme.

He said the participants would be taken to various interesting places in the country including in Terengganu to promote Malaysian tourism products.

“They are bloggers, owners of travel agencies and media practitioners,” he said.


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