Mara University of Technology Terengganu, Dungun Campus is one of the first branches of Universiti Teknologi MARA. This campus provides excellent opportunities for bumiputeras all over the country to pursue higher education and attain higher economic and social well-being. Mara University of Technology Terengganu was founded in July 1975 in Dungun, Terengganu. This campus has 17 acres of land, which was a relic of a leased Iron Ore Company of the State Economic Development Corporation (PERMINT).
In year 1978, laying the foundation stone for the permanent campus of the university was completed by the late Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah in Sura Hujung. The results of the implementation of the fourth phase and physical development in Malaysia Plan, now Mara University of Technology Terengganu, Dungun Campus has developed the whole area next to the beach and 500.00 square meters across the lake.
You can board flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Sultan Mahmud Airport, Kuala Terengganu. From Kuala Terengganu airport you take a public bus or taxi to Mara University of Technology Terengganu and travel time about 1 hour 32 minutes.
To reach Mara University of Technology Terengganu, you can take air-conditioned coaches from Kuala Lumpur and any other part of the country and stop at Kuala Dungun. From Kuala Dungun you can take public bus or taxi to the university and the journey takes 10 minutes from Kuala Dungun.
If you travel from Kuala Lumpur you may follow Karak Highway to East Coast Highway and exit Dungun. The driving takes approximately 3 hours 30 minutes. Continue your journey for another 10 minutes to reach Mara University of Technology Terengganu.
If you want to know more about Dungun district, Dungun Museum is an ideal place to visit. The museum is located in the Dungun district of Terengganu. The museum acts as an illustrator and exhibits artifacts on the history of the Dungun district and its surroundings. Among the interesting items exhibited at the Dungun District Museum are artifacts taken from the Wanli wreckage which was found outside Tanjung Jara Beach in 1997.
Rantau Abang Beach is one of the key tourist attractions in Dungun. The beach has its own unique beauty that attracts many visitors to come. The beach is well known as the location where the giant leatherback turtles stop by to lay eggs. Not only that it serves as an educational platform to educate and show the young generation the beauty of Mother Nature and also draws crowd from abroad, making Rantau Abang one of the most talked among visitors.
Tenggol Island is another fascinating diving destination which is situated only 45 minutes from the coast of Kuala Dungun in the southern part of Terengganu state. It is a small island only 3 kilometers long and 2 kilometers wide. Most people visit the Tenggol Island for its amazing diving where there are 20 dive sites around the island. Non-divers could enjoy some snorkeling around the island.
Don’t forget to spend your time at Dungun Night Market. You can come here during night and take your dinner with amazing selections and delicious local food at a cheaper price. Some of the famous Terengganu specialties you can find here are sata, nasi dagang, nasi kerabu and keropok lekor. Here you also can find clothes, fruits, vegetables, trays of beads, hair accessories and more.
Ulek Beach Resort is a 3- star resort is located beside Dungun Golf and Country Club. It is only 1.8 km distance from Ulek Beach Resort to the university. This hotel is the best for guests who desire serene and peaceful getaway, far away from the crowds.
NDE Hotel is a 2-star hotel is a good choice when you are visiting Mara University of Technology Terengganu. The distance is only 2 km from the university. The hotel offers Deluxe, Twin Sharing, and Superior room to the guests.