Losong is a small sub-district in the district on Kuala Terengganu. The village of Losong is popular among the locals as the go-to place to get insane amount of keropok lekor choices; the local exquisite snack. Losong is just five kilometres away from the town of Terengganu, the heart of the state.
Driving to Losong is one of the best choices to reach it directly and it will take almost five hours via the East Coast Highway.
There are several bus companies from the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan in Kuala Lumpur that made daily trips to Kuala Terengganu. From the bus station in Kuala Terengganu, it will only take a short drive to reach Losong.
There is a daily flight from klia2 to Sultan Mahmud International Airport, Kuala Terengganu and from the airport, it will only take about twenty minutes of driving.
Keropok lekor is a type of local snack, made from fresh fish paste and sago flour, rolled together to make its long, cylindrical shape before being boiled. It may not look appetizing due to its greyish hue from the fish, but once it is deep fried, the taste is so delicious that one serving is never enough. The slight chewiness of it, together with fresh, saltiness of sea, makes it a great snack. The people outside the state of Terengganu usually consume this snack fried but the locals also enjoy them boiled. Both are equally heavenly, especially with its exquisite sweet red chilli sauce.In Kampung Losong, there are lots of shops and stalls selling this local delicacy and what is so special about keropok lekor from Losong that it is a lot thinner than other keropok lekors that you can find throughout Terengganu. So don’t miss the chance to grab and enjoy some great tasting keropok lekor while in Losong.
Located just 10 minutes away from Losong, this is one of the best places to get textiles and fabrics that are uniquely Terengganu such as batik and songket. Batik, a technique of wax-resist dyeing on fabrics, is a beautiful piece of fabrics that usually is made into long skirt, shirts and sometimes, use as wall decorations. The patterns and designs of Malaysian batiks are much more vibrant and colourful compare to the ones from Indonesia. Songket, another traditional piece of fabric, is a hand-woven pattern with metallic threads in silks or cotton. This fabric is much more expensive compared to batiks, mostly because of the time and labour consuming processes in making one. This fabric gives out the exquisite and luxurious aura to the wearer, as it only worn during special occasions. It is still one of the expensive traditional fabrics available in Malaysia.
Both batiks and songkets are available almost in every state in Malaysia but to get the best quality, the most beautiful design, Terengganu is the best state to go to as it specialised in those and Desa Murni is the place to go.
It is a recreational park, located along the Terengganu river. At the size of two hectares, this park was built in the year 2003 and completed about three years after. Here, most locals come to have their morning or evening jogs, or maybe a stroll along the river. There is a rather big playground, where parents usually bring their children to play and spending some time together. Some also come here to go fishing. There is also a food court that caters mostly western foods but there are also some that sell local delights. The food court opens late evening until night time. The Waterfront is four kilometres away from Losong.