Kuala Nerus is an area located in Terengganu, Malaysia. The declaration of the Kuala Nerus district as the eighth home of Terengganu was announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Sep 18, 2014. On 18 September 2014, Prime Minister Dato 'Seri Mohd Najib bin Abdul Razak announced that Kuala Nerus was a new district in the state of Terengganu and separated from Kuala Terengganu district. This place also lies the Gong Badak Industrial Area which houses various industries that provide various job opportunities.The district is divided into four mukims, which are Batu Rakit, Kuala Nerus Town, Pakoh (Belara) and Redang Island.
From Kuala Lumpur city centre, it takes around 4 hours and 45 minutes to reach Batu Rakit by using E8 route. Even though this is the fastest route, this route has tolls. There are also road options such as by using Segamat- Kuantan highway and North-South highway which takes another 2 hours depend on traffic.
Situated around 24 minutes away, Gong Badak Sports Complex houses Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium which is a multi-purpose stadium in Kuala Nerus District. Together with the adjacent Mini Stadium, it forms the centrepiece of Terengganu Sports Complex. The stadium holds about 50,000 people and is named after the reigning Terengganu Ruler, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin. It is the biggest stadium in the East Coast region of Peninsular Malaysia and was built to replace Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium as the state's main stadium. In 2008, this stadium had became the main venue for Sukma Games 2008.
Redang Island is the biggest of all the islands in the Marine Park measuring about 7 kilometres long and 6 kilometres wide. Its highest peak is Bukit Besar at 359 metres (1,178 feet) above sea level. The boundary of the Pulau Redang Marine Park is established by a line linking all points 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) from the shores of Pulau Redang, Pulau Lima, Pulau Ekor Tebu and Pulau Pinang. The island has become an important conservation site for sea turtles and back then, the economic exploitation of turtle eggs had caused fewer turtles returning to nest on the island. This has led the Terengganu state government to set up the Koperasi Setiajaya Pulau Redang in 1989. It is aimed to develop and manage socio-economic programmes that could improve the livelihood of Pulau Redang locals without endangering its natural resources.
This homestay is located near Bukit Rakit town and around 20 minutes from Kuala Terengganu. This place offers comfortable yet affordable stay and perfectly furnished with sofa, washing machine and television. In addition, this homestay is suitable for families and friends and parking site is available.
The Teratak SamuderaKita Chalet is located in Kampong Pengkalan Maras and around 14 kilometres from Kuala Terengganu. All units are air-conditioned and equipped with television and some units feature a seating area and / or a balcony. On top of that, each unit has a private bathroom with a shower. Besides that, this chalet is about 1-minute walk from nearby beach and private parking is available free of charge on site.
Gem Beach Resort is a 7 acres land located at Batu Rakit approximately 18 kilometres from Kuala Terengganu which is rich in cultural heritage. This resort contains totals around 78 units of furnished sea view rooms and another 30 units on its way to completion. The resort has 3 categories of rooms, namely standard, deluxe and suites. All deluxe and suites are sea view while the standard rooms are garden view. This resort is a perfect place as a pit stop for guests who prefer not to be rushed while making their way to island resorts in Perhentian Island, Redang Island, Lang Tengah Islands and Bidong Island. The on-site freeform swimming pool offers a refreshing outlet from the mid-day heat. Guests can experience a vast selection of interesting activities, including romantic beach walks, recreational water sports, and scenic nature hikes. Besides that, the on-site Teratai Restaurant serves a wide array of dishes in an open-air atmosphere. All in all, the Gem Beach Resort is a great romantic getaway for visitors who want a seaside ambience, ornate accommodation, and a comfortable atmosphere as guests can relax in tranquil and natural surrounding landscape.