Hulu Terengganu is the largest district of Terengganu, Malaysia. It covers up to 3,874.63 km2 with the total reported population is 70,800 in 2010. It was inhabited by majority Malays, followed by Chinese and Indians. Most of the people here are farmers. But now many are turning towards becoming a dealer as Terengganu is famous for its local dishes, islands and beaches, textiles and many more. It also resided by the indigenous people for it has one village of Orang Asli in Kampung Sungai Berua. The local government of this district is Hulu Terengganu District Council. The central government is run in Kuala Berang, which is 40 minutes away driving from the capital state of Terengganu, Kuala Terengganu. A few development has been shown by Kuala Berang to illustrate Hulu Terengganu is not the same as the other headwaters (hulu) elsewhere because the headwaters (hulu) are usually known as the isolation of the area. A large area of the district is still occupied by the forest yet, the district is very popular for it houses the attractive Kenyir Lake.
From Kuala Lumpur, you can get your bus ticket and depart at Integrated South Terminal (TBS) straight to Kuala Berang. The journey will be about six hours. From the bus terminal, get a taxi to take you to your destination in Hulu Terengganu.
From Subang Airport or KLIA2, get a domestic flight to Kuala Terrenganu. From the airport, you will have to take a taxi to reach Hulu Terengganu.
Kenyir Lake is the largest man-made lake in South East Asia which covers up an area of 260,000 hectares. It was formed in 1985 by the damming of the Kenyir River. Before that, it was firstly formed due to a worst flood on a fertile and beautiful settlement area in Hulu Terengganu. It borders Kelantan in its west and Pahang in its south. In Pahang side, it serves as a gateway to Taman Negara. This huge lake contains 340 small islands, due to the hilly topography of the area, waterfalls and rapids. Since it functions as reservoir, the water level can go up and down depending on the month and weather thus it is said to be most beautiful during the water level rises the highest. This man-made lake becomes a home to numerous species of freshwater flora and fauna. As time goes by, Kenyir Lake has been successfully developed for eco-tourism, and there are many resorts on its shores offering activities for nature lovers. Among the popular water activities that can be enjoyed here are Kayaking, canoeing, boating, rafting and a few more.
Nested at Pengkalan Gawi, Hulu Terengganu, Tasik Kenyir, Hulu Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia, 21700, this is a luxury four stars resort that could be a perfect hideaway for nature lovers. This resort is built up in luxury yet so village-like concept. The accommodations are scattered all around the lush big trees and even at the lakeside, making this resort so unique and attractive. To further excite the guests, one huge swimming pool is presented at the centre of the resort facing the lake where they can enjoy and spend their time here at any time. This resort also becomes a favorited venue for school trip, company family day and a few more. Lake Kenyir Resort is highly recommended for those who dream for a heavenly hideaway in Malaysia. Lake Kenyir is not only famous among the locals, but also among the foreigners. There are so many activities that can be done here such as fishing, cruising with speed boat, jungle trekking and many more that get you close to the nature.