Dungun is a coastal district located in Terengganu, Malaysia. It is made up of eleven sub districts like Abang, Besol, Jengai, Jerangau, Kuala Dungun, Kuala Paka, Kumpal, Pasir Raja, Rasau, Sura, and Hulu Paka. The name ‘Dungun’ is derived from Dungun trees, which are largely found in freshwater swamp areas. Dungun was the most popular district in Terengganu as well as other countries like Japan and Korea due to the discovery of iron ore. It is expected that Dungun will continue to flourish in the gas and petroleum-based industries. At the same time other factors like education, religion, agriculture, fisheries, health and tourism will also be given priority in accordance with the policy.
To get to the destination from Kuala Lumpur, you can drive thru the newly opened East Coast Expressway 2 (LPT2). If you prefer to sit back and relax, you can take a ride in express bus from as low as RM36 (from Kuala Lumpur). You can also enjoy the mesmerizing view from the sky by taking a flight from KLIA2 to Kuala Terengganu (TGG). In the town itself, you can move around in taxis and buses.
Been wishing to experience a first-hand encounter with whale sharks? Search no more! Head to this small island off the south coast, Pulau Tenggol, and experience a fun dive with your loved ones. Located in Dungun, this scuba tour agency completes your trip. It has over 20 different dive sites to accommodate the visitors. As mentioned above, this island is famous for whale shark sightings especially when the monsoon is approaching. Not only that, you can also experience magnificent marine life while diving and be sure to spread the news to your friends!
Are you an adventure cum nature lover? If yes, then this would be the best place to visit when you are in Dungun. Located in Chemerong Tropical Forest, Chemerong Waterfall has the height of 305 metres which makes it the highest waterfall in Southeast Asia. To get to this superb waterfall, you will have to hike to the peak while enjoying what the nature has to give. Once you are on the peak, do not hesitate to take a dip in the fresh and cooling water. This place is definitely suitable for families as it provides facilities like toilets, resting huts, a hall, stalls, cooking shelters and a surau for the Muslims to pray.
Make your trip to Dungun a memorable one by spending your night here! From price RM855 per night, this 5-star resort promises a luxurious stay that is surrounded by lively tropical forest. Tours around the area are provided to guests. Located near to a private beach, this hotel allows you to chill in the beach sun loungers and parasols provided. You can also watch the sun sets while strolling along the relaxing beach with your loved ones. If you and your partner are planning for couple activities like a romantic candle light dinner, worry not as this high-end resort provides babysitting services with surcharges. Not only that, you can run away from the stressful life in the city by pampering yourself in the luxurious spa and the large outdoor swimming pool. Each room is furnished with local timber, flat-screen TV, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities as well as unlimited wireless internet. If you wish to wake up to a calming sea view on a veranda, do upgrade your room! This resort, too, has elegant restaurants and bars which includes a terrace dining by the outdoor pool.