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Sunday, June 3, 2007

Great Photos along Terengganu River

"In the days before, there were roads, the Terengganu River was the only means of communication for the people living in its upper tributaries."



In the days before, there were roads, the Terengganu River was the only means of communication for the people living in its upper tributaries. These upper tributaries, the Berang, Tersat, Telemong, Kerbat and Cacing, formed a network of settlements going back to ancient times. One of the earliest finds of human settlement is at Gunung Biwas on the Cacing River. This is the site of one of the earliest human settlements on the Peninsular. The Batu Bersurat, an Islamic stone inscription indicating early Islamic influence, was found near Kuala Berang.

Up and down, river traffic has diminished today but there is still regular cross-river traffic at a few places particularly at Kuala Telemong and in Kuala Terengganu town. The cross-river boat service in Kuala Terengganu links the town centre with Pulau Duyong in the middle of the river. Commuters find the service useful notwithstanding the recent completion of a bridge spanning the river and linking the town centre, Pulau Duyong and the village of Seberang Takir across the river.

Other than the Kenyir Lake, with its visitor facilities, and Pulau Duyong, famous for its boat building industry, another attraction associated with the river is the Sekayu waterfall near Kuala Berang, Kuala Terengganu is the taking-off point to nearby offshore islands such as Pulau Redang and Pulau Kapas.

Source of Article : http://www.virtualmalaysia.com

1 comments:

Arun said...

Lovely shot well done.

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