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Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

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Tiny state in Borneo, sandwiched between Sarawak and Sabah. After it was a big regional player a few hundred years back, Brunei became rich upon the discovery of Oil in the 1940s. For a period time the Sultan of Brunei was the richest person in the world.

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Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

Crystal Mosque (Islamic Civilisation Park)

address: Islamic Heritage Park, Wan Man Island, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia
crystal-mosque-bukit-besar-kuala-terengganu.jpg, The RM250-million-theme-park was opened in February 2008. It house sreplicas of several world famous mosque and the spectactular Crystal Mosque.
Crystal Mosque and Bukit Besar (the hill in the background)
The RM250-million-theme-park was opened in February 2008. It house sreplicas of several world famous mosque and the spectactular Crystal Mosque.

Islamic Civilisation Park is known as Taman Tamandun Islam by the locals. The RM250 Million theme park was opened in February 2008 and houses, besides the Crystal Mosque, scaled replicas of several Islamic monuments across Malaysia and around the world, for example, India’s Taj Mahal, Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock and so on.

Crystal Mosque is built with steel, glass and crystal, hence the name. This grand building sits over Terengganu River and welcomes over 1500 worshipers at a time. The view during the day is beautiful with the sun shining over its glass faceted exterior, giving the sparkling effect.


How to get to Taman Tamandun Islam

Bas Bandar
The park is the last stop of the Heritage City Bus (Bas Bandar C-02 route departing from Dataran Shahbandar).
Bas Bandar Operating days/hours:
Monday - Thursday: 11.00am, 1.30pm, 4.30pm
Friday - Sunday & Public Holidays: 11.00am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm


Boat - There is a water taxi available from the Shahbandar Jetty (next to Pasar Payang Market, near Chinatown) to Wan Man Island (location of the park).

Taxi - It takes about 15min from the city center to the park.


Operation Hours
Mo - Thu: 10am - 7pm
Fri - Sun, School & Public Holidays: 9am - 7pm
(break for friday prayer 11.30am - 2.30pm)

Admission Fee / Ticket Prices
Adults: RM20
Senior Citizen: RM15
Children 7-12 years: RM15
Children below age6: free
prices last checked: November 2013

 

Links:

Taman Tamadun Islam (Official Park Website)


Islamic Civilizations Park
the park is located on Pulau Wan Man, an island in Sungai Terengganu (Terengganu River)
 


dome of rock
the replica of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem and the main entrance gate
 


water wheel
the water wheel with the Taj Mahal in the background


Crystal Mosque
the Crystal Mosque, the icon of the park



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