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Kinabatangan river cruise

Kinabatangan river cruise

One of the most popular destinations in Sabah is the Kinabatangan River. This river has a length of 560 kilometers and stretches through half of Eastern Sabah. Alongside the riverbanks there is an abundance of wildlife. During a river cruise you will have a chance to spot the rare orangutan, the pygmy elephant, proboscis monkeys and saltwater crocodiles. During night cruises you might spot the leopard cat, numerous sleeping birds, wild boars, snakes and many crocodiles.

Sepilok Orangutan sanctuary

Sepilok Orangutan sanctuary

Sepilok rehabilitation centre is one of the biggest and most well known orangutan sanctuaries in Malaysia. The sanctuary is located nearby Sandakan; the total site is over 43 square kilometer in size. Around 75 orangutans roam free within the forest reserve. During their rehabilitation the animals rely heavy on the help of the people that work at the centre; and also on the donations from tourists. Tourist can snap precious pictures during daily feeding time.

A 4095 meter tall mountain

A 4095 meter tall mountain

Mount Kinabalu is the tallest mountain in Malaysia and the 20th tallest in the World. Mainly because of the biological diversity the mountain is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Climbing the mountain is not an easy feat for the untrained; though it will absolutely be one of the best experiences ever. Watching the sun rise in the early morning will definitely make you forget all the hardships you had to endure during the hike up.

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

TAR Marine Park is the perfect place to enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling and light jungle treks. The marine park is made up of five small islands: Gaya, Manukan, Sapi, Sulug and Mamutik. The best beaches and probably also the best corals can be found around Gaya island; the biggest of the five islands. The marine park is only a 20 minute boat trip away from the city of Kota Kinabalu.

Mulu National Park

Mulu National Park

Mulu National Park is the biggest national park in Sarawak. The park is best known for the amazing caves. The Sarawak Chamber is the world's biggest cave chamber. It is said that 40 Boeing 747 aircraft's fit in the cave. Clearwater cave is the world's longest cave with a length of over 110 kilometers. The caves aren't the only highlights at Mulu NP. The amazing pinnacles at Mount Api are absolutely stunning to witness. A visit to Mulu NP will bring your holiday in Malaysia to new heights!

Crystal Mosque, Kuala Terengganu

There are many mosques in Malaysia due to Islam being the official religion. However, one of the most, if not the most, unique mosque in this country is the Crystal Mosque. The uniqueness of this mosque has made it one of the most popular tourist attractions in Malaysia. The mosque is located in the Islamic Heritage Park in Wan Man Island off Terengganu. The mosque took two years to be built from 2006 until 2008 and was only opened to the public on 8th February 2008 by the 13th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu.



The uniqueness of the mosque comes from its interesting exterior. The mosque is coated with steel, glass and crystal which are the three main materials in the development of this magnificent piece of architecture which gave it its name. Its sleek and modern look is reflected off the river surrounding the mosque. The illumination from inside the mosque also makes it look like the glass domes are shining. The Crystal Mosque is able to accommodate up to 1,500 worshippers at a given time and also made its name internationally for its beauty.



The Crystal Mosque is part of a larger tourist attraction, the Islamic Heritage Park. Aside from the Crystal Mosque, it is also showcases various replicas of other famous mosques such as the Taj Mahal, Masjid al-Haram, Aleppo Citadel, Al-Hambra Mosque. Among all the sites in this park, the main attraction has to be the Crystal Mosque. Imagine yourself standing on one of the great architecture wonders of today. To some, this will definitely be an unforgettable experience, like being inside a fairy tale or legend. It is truly a work of art, both on the interior and exterior. In fact, during your visit, do not be surprised if you see a photo shoot going on, especially wedding photo shoots. This place has become one of the top photo shoot venues that there is hardly a day without a couple posing for their reunion keepsakes.



If you go to Kuala Terengganu, then this place is a must see. You can arrive in Kuala Terengganu by flight to the Sultan Mahmud Airport or take a bus from anywhere in Malaysia or Singapore. When you are there, do not miss out this breath-taking engineering achievement.



Contact details

Masjid Kristal (Crystal Mosque)
Pulau Wan Man
21000 Kuala Terengganu
Tel: 60 9-627 1111



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6 comments on Crystal Mosque, Kuala Terengganu

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    3 years ago
    August 23, 2016 at 6:38 am

    I had seen many mosque during my visit in Malaysia but this crystal mosque is different from other in its structure and architecture. Its been decorated by shiny small glasses and chandelier.

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