The palace was first erected in the era of Sultan Sulaiman Badrul Alam Shah, the 13th Sultan of Terengganu. Unfortunately, due to his untimely death, the Sultan did not manage to occupy the new palace. His body was, however, conducted from this palace on the way to his final resting-place. The palace was made Renca-Consol during the Japanese occupation of Malaya. Badariah Palace then became official residence to the 14th Sultan of Terengganu, Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah.
Sultan Ismail had his last breath in the palace, and his body was escorted in a royal procession from here to the Royal Cemetery at the Zainal Abidin Mosque in Kuala Terengganu. Badariah Palace also became the official residence of Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah, the 15th Sultan of Terengganu, in whose era a number of renovations were made to the palace. The interesting and beautiful structural designs on display at the palace have now become national and state heritage, and a source of pride to the Terengganu people. Royal occasions and greetings for important state visitors are now frequently held at this palace.
If you are travelling by air, the nearest airport is Sultan Mahmud Airport, which serves the city of Kuala Terengganu and the state of Terengganu. It is located 15 km from Kuala Terengganu town and handles more than 500,000 passengers annually. It has a single runway and serves Malaysia Airlines, Firefly, and AirAsia.
Batu Buruk Beach or Pantai Batu Burok is one of the popular stretch of beach in Kuala Terengganu where locals go to during the weekends and in the evening. It is located just 1 km away from the city of Kuala Terengganu. The beach is close to city centre. The name literally means Beach of the Ugly Stone. It is popular to visit by the locals but it is considered too dangerous for swimming. There are many food stalls that sell a variety of local food for your convenience. Ais Krim Goreng or Fried Ice Cream is one of the famous food here. Try also the Nasi Dagang, a traditional rice from Terengganu. The Keropok Lekor is another speciality of Terengganu that you should try. It is made from fish meat that is grounded to a paste, mixed together with sago after which it is boiled. The Keropok Keping is the fried and crispy version. They are usually taken when hot and dip with chili sauce.
The Perhentian Islands lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) off the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The name Perhentian means "stopping point" in Malay. The two main islands are Pulau Perhentian Besar ("Big Perhentian Island") and Pulau Perhentian Kecil ("Small Perhentian Island"). Kecil attracts more travellers as it has cheaper accommodation, while Besar is a little more expensive and caters more to families and those who want to avoid the backpacker party scene.
Permai Hotel Kuala Terengganu is located just a few minutes walk from Batu Burok Beach, and also a few minutes drive from Istana Maziah, Downtown Terengganu is also easily accessible. Sultan Mahmud Airport is a mere fifteen-minute drive away. The hotel is also accessible by public transport. Permai Hotel KT was built based on a traditional Terengganu architectural design. Added to this it has modern amenities, including a scenic garden, outdoor swimming pool, modern gymnasium and a coffee house which caters for all your food cravings. If you need to work away from home there is a fully equipped business centre that can assist you.