Jerteh is a small town in Besut District, Terengganu, Malaysia. It is located on the north of Terengganu, neighbouring Kelantan. It has been represented by Idris bin Jusoh, who is also known as Minister of Higher Education, since 2013 in Dewan Rakyat (Malaysian House of Representatives). In the vicinity resides a hospital called Hospital Besut. It represents the biggest and most important hospital in Besut district. This small town may have nothing much to offer for tourism yet there are always seen foreigners dropping by the town while on their way to Perhentian Island. This is because, Besut is the main entrance and jetty to the famous island. Knowing the fact that it is also visited by the foreigners, the locals in the vicinity start to merchandise their local food such as nasi dagang, satar, otak-otak and a few more.
From Kuala Lumpur, you can purchase bus ticket and depart at Integrated South Terminal (TBS) straight to Jerteh. The journey will be about seven hours.
From Subang Airport or KLIA2, get a flight to either Kota Bharu or Kuala Terengganu. Jerteh is a district in Terengganu yet Kota Bharu Airport is nearer to it. Therefore, Kota Bharu airport is more recommended. From the airports, you will have to take a taxi to your exact destination in Jerteh.
There are two islands named Perhentian which are Perhentian Besar and Perhentian Kecil. Both islands are situated side by side. These islands offer crystal clear water, colourful corals and breathtaking beach view that will surely captivate your heart. Perhentian is said to be a paradise for the divers where they get to meet the ages turtles, the beautiful under the sea life. However, Perhentian Islands experience the monsoon season between October and March, and most of these islands will be closed to tourism activities.
Islamic Heritage park is located in Kuala Terengganu which is about 100 kilometres away from Jerteh. This edutainment park is well-known for the miniature replicas of 22 famous monuments from the Islamic world, where visitors can learn about the spread of Islam in the countries. Admission Fees to this monument park are RM25 for adult RM10 discount for adult MyKad holders, RM15 for senior citizens and children age 7-12 whereas free for children age 6 and below.
Situated at the same compound of Islamic Heritage Park, visitors can also visit the beautiful Crystal Mosque. Built at the riverbank, this mosque is made up off steel and glass. The reflection appears on the building when the sun shines makes it looks like a crystal thus the locals named it as Crystal Mosque.
Chinatown or previously known as Kampung Cina also resides in Kuala Terengganu. This humble little town has its own charms where there are colourful shop houses lining on both sides, eateries by Chinese, Malay and Indian, coffee shops, temples and budget hotels. It is nice to stroll down the small town especially when at night.
Nested at PT 31964, Kg.Tok Jembal, 21000 Kuala Nerus, Terengganu, Uptown Kontena is a place where the visitors can try out Terengganu cuisine or other western cuisine when visiting Kuala Terengganu. It is about 90 kilometres away from Jerteh. Here is where the visitors can leisurely experience dining by the South Chinese Sea.
Situated at Lot 2324, Jalan Haji Wan Latif, Besut, 22000, Rumah Tinggi is a wooden traditional house that is suitable for a large group guests. The house is built high so that it will not get affected to flood. Under the house can be the guests’ parking area. The house is spacious enough for the guests to enjoy staying there comfortably. The room rate starts from RM450.