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My hometown

  1. 1.  Kuala Terengganu is the largest city as well as the state and royal capital of Terengganu state, Malaysia.  On 1 January 2008, Kuala Terengganu was awarded city status. The city has a population of 343,284 and is also the seat of a district of the same name. Kuala Terengganu is located about 500 kilometers northeast of Kuala Lumpur on a promontory surrounded on three sides by the South China Sea.
  2. 2.  Blessed with extensive biodiversity, Lake Kenyir borders western fringe of Taman Negara, providing nature-based activities for the adventurous traveller. This setting provides unique natural landscapes, creating a serene and idyllic environment to calm and refresh the spirit.
  3. 3.  Waste management is pressing harder with the alarming signal warning the industry. The success of local recycling programmes is reliant upon households’ participation.  Recycling of solid wastes is considered as the only method to recover the waste generated. In recognition of this, doorstepping approach is used as one the main driver tools towards increasing households participation. This study was based on selected residential areas (different level incomes) within Kuala Terengganu town (Malaysia).  Doorstepping approach was found as an effective tool to increase the recycling rate not in the capital of Terengganu. The study was also found that lack of awareness, lack of facilities and no incentives were found to limit participation in recycling activities.
  4. 4.  The city is connected to other towns via a good network of roads and also some ferries that ply the Terengganu River. The Sultan Mahmud Bridge, a bridge over the Terengganu River, provides a road link to both banks of the river. On the other side of the Terengganu River, there is a medium-sized airport called Sultan Mahmud Airport serving domestic routes although it was granted international status.  Other transport facilities include the Taxicab and Kuala Terengganu Bus Terminal. Kuala Terengganu is singularly lacking in commuter services in the form of buses, trains or trams. There is a limited service tourist bus that plies back and forth to tourist areas such as the Nor Arfa batik outlet south of the city, and the jetty for ferries to the island resorts at Redang and Perhentian islands. The city's only taxi rank stands nearby to the city's only tourist bus terminal in the city centre. Cars may be hired at Ping Anchorage and at the airport. The city and suburbs are relatively easy to negotiate by car.
  5. 5.  There are several institutes of higher learning in Terengganu. They are either categorised as Institut Pengajian Tinggi Awam (IPTA); public university or Institut Pengajian Tinggi Swasta (IPTS); private university. Among public universities which have campus in Terengganu is the Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin and Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. Both universities have campus in Gong Badak, in north Kuala Terengganu.  Terengganu also had 3 Universiti Teknologi MARA branches, in Kuala Terengganu, Dungun and Bukit Besi. Also, Terengganu host several private university and college, such as TATI University College in Kemaman, UCSI Terengganu campus in Marang, Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) in Batu Rakit, Kuala Terengganu and Kolej Teknologi Bestari in Setiu, Politechnics Sultan Zainal Abidin, among others.  Secondary school (high school) education is provided by Sekolah Kebangsaan , Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (National-type School) Chinese primary schools, and Sekolah Ugama (Religious schools, ]. All of them follow the syllabus and curriculum provided and regulated by the Malaysian Ministry of Education (Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia). Every year the state government spends RM34 million to develop education in Terengganu. Part of these grants ensures that every eligible primary school student in Terengganu is able to get a Netbook worth RM1000 to help in their studies.
  6. 6.  Malaysia's international visitors are advised to seek medical attention at one of the numerous private clinics in bigger cities like Kuala Terengganu.  The quality of medical care provided in Malaysia's government run hospitals is typically low by western standards, though it's usually sufficient for minor problems. Pharmacies are readily available in most towns and villages
  7. 7.  Kuala Terengganu features a tropical rainforest climate that borders on a tropical monsoon climate. Kuala Terengganu does not quite have a true dry season month, a requirement for it to be classified as having a tropical monsoon climate. However the city’s driest month, February, averages 60 mm of precipitation annually. The city does experience a relative “dry season” from May through June, while the heaviest precipitation is seen at the end of the year which sometimes reaches more than 1,000 mm (39 in) of rainfall for each month in November and December. Normally massive flood hit all round Terengganu state occurred during monsoon season with estimated 3-5 series of wave of floods from November till March.  Kuala Terengganu is generally hot and humid throughout the year though the city does experience slightly cooler weather during its rainiest part of the year, from November through January. The city on average sees roughly more than 3,000 mm (120 in) of the annual rainfall.
  8. 8.  Due to the geographical location and history back ground, apart from cuisines which representing the three major races, Terengganu food has shown the influence of Thai culture and taste. Terengganu has abundance of rice based dishes such as nasi dagang, nasi kunyit, nasi kuning, nasi berlauk, nasi lemak and nasi kerabu. There is laksam, laksa Terengganu, otak-otak, sata, pulut lepa, ketupat sotong and kerepok lekor. Dining out is relatively inexpensive and there are always plenty of choices range from hotel food to hawker food.
  9. 9.  Main economic activities include retail and wholesale trade in food items, fabric & apparels, fisheries, agriculture, service industries, and tourism.
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