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For us Kuala Terengganu is a bridge place to arrive to the Perhentian islands. We should have arrived sooner to see something of the city but we arrived at 11 at night and we left at 7 in the morning.
How to arriveWe took speed boat in Salang at 9.30 that takes 1 hour until a Mersing.
We went to Island Connection Travel & Tours (2, Haul Jemaluang, 86800 Mersing, Tel. 0060-7 7992535, Fax 0060-7 7994033, www.tioman.cc, [email protected]) the agency that sell tickets of the company of Transnasional buses.
At the arrival to Mersing to go to Tioman, they told us that we needn,t a reservation to find tickets for the direct bus to Kuala Terengganu that "you will always find free seats" in the bus at 12 (26,40RM price).
When we arrived at the agency coming from Tioman they told us that there were tickets available and therefore we decided to take the bus at 12 to Kuantan, it costs 12,40RM.
It took 3 hours until the bus-station of Kuantan and when we arrived at Kuantan there were no more buses leaving to Kuala Terengganu. We decided to take a taxi that costs 140RM.
Eat & SleepIn Kuala Terengganu we slept in Midtown YT Hotel (30, Haul Tok Lam, 20100 Kuala Terengganu, Tel. 0060-9 6235288, Fax 0060-9 6234399, [email protected]). We paid 90RM for a double room including the breakfast. The hotel is a tall building and of modern aspect that requires an urgent renovation and where there is a permanent bad smell.

We had dinner in the Coffee in front of the hotel, the Ping Anchorage Travellers Coffee (Ground Floor, Hauls DatóIsaacs, Kuala Terengganu, Tel. 0060-9 6262020, www.pinganchorage.com.my, [email protected]).
Ping Anchorage is also an agency for hotel reservation and different trips for Tioman and other places of the coast of Malaysia, and it also has a bar-restaurant inside.