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Luxury Hotels in Seberang Takir, Kuala Nerus

About

Seberang Takir is a small kampung nearby Kuala Terangganu airport. Historically, it was located part of the Kuala Terengganu District. Seberang Takir is now under the administration of the recently formed Kuala Nerus. The name "Seberang" is derived from crossing the river when it is located next to Shah Bandar (Kuala Terengganu), while "Takir" is believed to be the place to cut (takir) hands or feet according to the mistakes made. The Seberang Takir is a wasteland for offenders during the early days of the Terengganu sultanate. Now the village is growing rapidly with comprehensive progress. This typical Malay kampung is famous for its local delicacies such as "pulut panggang", a local delicacy of barbecued glutinous rice with hot spicy grated dried shrimps. On top of that, Seberang Takir is also famous for its keropok lekor, a sausage made from fish paste and sago palm flour, which is deep fried or boiled and eaten hot. Aside from food, the major products of Seberang Takir are clothing, particularly kain batik and kain songket.

How to Get There

By Car

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Seberang Takir by using E8 road to Kota Bharu- Kuala Terengganu for 4 hours and 35 minutes. There is another road to Seberang Takir which is Segamat- Kuantan highway but it takes a longer time about 6 hours and 15 minutes.

By Plane

There are flights daily to Sultan Mahmud airport by Air Asia and Malaysia Airlines as well as Malindo. This journey consumes around 50 minutes and only 10 minutes drive away to Seberang Takir via Tengku Ampuan Bariah road.

Tourist Attractions

Pulau Duyung

Pulau Duyung, gets its name from the word "Duyung" which means Mermaid. Legend has it that mermaids had "landed" on the island in the past. Nevertheless, the island is synonymous with boat making and expert builders who inherit their skills from their forefathers. In the early 80s, there were some 30 boatyards on the island. It has been recognised by the World Monuments Watch in its listing of 100 Most Endangered Sites. Besides that, the quality and durability of boats made by Malay builders in Pulau Duyung have attracted many owners from Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, England, Denmark, France and Italy. The vessels constructed range from row boats to deep sea fishing boats and luxury yachts for overseas clients. The island also has a dried salted fish and crackers industry. Pulau Duyung also hosts a night market and it is easily accessible by the Sultan Mahmud Bridge, or for those who enjoy using sea transportation, it takes a five-minute boat ride from the Kuala Terengganu waterfront.

Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque (Floating Mosque)

The Moorish-inspired house of worship set on the estuary of the Terengganu River floats on water, hence its nickname, “the Floating Mosque". Built in 1994, it is located at Ibai River at the open horizon with spectrum of colours spattering the sky as the background facing the white sandy beaches stretching luxuriously along the shore. The idea of building Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque at Teluk Ibai in Kuala Terengganu came from the late Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah. He named the mosque Tengku Tengah Zaharah, taken from his beloved mother’s name. Visitors are advised to wear attire that cover the upper body down to the knees when visiting mosques and non-Muslims are not allowed to enter during prayer times. This mosque is popular among local and international tourists.

Hotels

Qasrina Homestay

At this homestay, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. Among the places are Klinik Perdana Seberang Takir, Sultan Mahmud Airport, DJ Citi Point Hotel which are just some of the attractions available to visitors. The facilities and services provided by Homestay Teluk Ketapang ensure a pleasant stay for guests. A selection of top-class facilities such as Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, airport transfer, family room and restaurant can be enjoyed at the hotel.

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