Make the best of Marang, a sleepy fishing town in the Terengganu state on the scenic east coast of peninsular Malaysia. Past the highway and the harbor, Marang serves as a gateway to Kapas Island and Gemia Island out in the South China Sea. Experience the simple lifestyle with old Malay village houses lining the streets and swaying coconut palms by the beach. There is a lively daily market, which extends to weekly night markets on Fridays and Sundays, showcasing the region’s bountiful produce including the fresh catch. Leisurely boat cruises along the Marang river take you up close to the flora and fauna while navigating the mangrove forests inland. Nearby, explore the famous traditional Jenang village where you can witness the production of coconut palm sugar and handweaving of attap leaf thatches.
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