Another oil industry city in Terengganu is Kerteh which is about the 2-hours drive to the south of Kuala Terengganu. The whole setting and layout of Kerteh are so much different from other cities in Terengganu state. With the moving in of the petroleum refineries into this little town, rows of modern residential houses were built in the outskirt of old for the employees in the petroleum processing companies apart from the refineries plants a few kilometers away. The economy of this tiny town has blown up in a night-time changing from one little ‘no city’ to a city with an important economic role for the state. Passing by the huge petroleum refinery plants in the night time is an unforgettable experience. Gases accompanied by fire released from the pipe and the huge plants are brightly lighted and appear in a suddenly on bare land as a space city appears in the middle of the sky.
is an airport in Kerteh, a town in the state of Terengganu in Malaysia. The airport although small, has a single 1,362 m (4,469 ft) long runway which can accommodate a Boeing 737-400 aircraft. However, the airport only serves the chartered flight for the employee of nearby oil and gas company.
Traveloka is a traveller flight ticket website where it eases the travellers to find the cheapest flights to Kerteh.All you have to do is to insert the information in the box that says origin and destination, and the website will list out the best result for you. Now they have developed the application for this website where it is mean that you can access it through your mobile phone. Just put the information and click search after that choose which packages that offer you the best price.
The best season to visit Kerteh is from February to October as this is when rains subside, and rainfall is at its minimum coupled with mostly sunny days. The weather in Kerteh doesn't change much throughout the year and for the most part, stays reasonably hot and humid. Temperatures usually range from the high twenties to the low thirties most of the year, although the sea breeze that starts blowing in the evening makes it pleasant at nights. From November until January is an unfavorable time for a trip to Kerteh as it tends to rain a lot and the seas are rough, which might deter you from exploring the islands or visiting the waterfronts, not to mention cause issues with air transportation.
1. The Perhentian Islands lie approximately ten nautical miles (19 km) off the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, about 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The name Perhentian means "stopping point" in Malay. This is because the islands became a staging point used by traders traveling from Malaysia to Bangkok. 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. The small, uninhabited islands of Susu Dara, Seringgi and Rawa lie off Kecil. All the islands belong to a protected marine park, which means that fishing, collecting coral and littering are strictly prohibited, although in practice litter is one of the major problems that face the islands.
2. The Ma’ Daerah Turtle Sanctuary Centre is a hatchery and interpretation centre dedicated to the protection and conservation of sea turtle. The project aims to protect marine turtles in their natural habitat. The centre is located in Kemaman district in the east coast state of Terengganu, Malaysia, Ma’ Daerah is a secluded 1.7 km sandy beach surrounded by coastal hill forest.
3. Tasik Kenyir or Kenyir Lake is an artificial lake located in Hulu Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia created in 1985 by the damming of the Kenyir River. The lake provides water to the Sultan Mahmud Power Station. It is the largest man-made lake in South East Asia with an area of 260,000 hectares. Kenyir Lake is also home to numerous species of freshwater fishes and exotic wildlife. With a water catchment area of 38,000 hectares, the lake is naturally a haven for freshwater fish.