Kuala Terengganu drawbridge

Kuala Terengganu’s new drawbridge is the latest Instagrammable spot

Think Terengganu is just famous for its white sandy beaches and gorgeous islands? Not anymore! In case you were living under a rock these past few weeks, Kuala Terengganu has a new drawbridge that connects to Kuala Nerus, and looks like it’s straight out of a fantasy film set. Some even say that it resembles the Tower Bridge in London!

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The RM248mil drawbridge, which has yet to be named, can be lifted for ships to pass through, which is also the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. If you’re planning to be among the first ones to drive through it, now is your chance as the drawbridge is now officially opened to the public! 

Kuala Terengganu drawbridge
Credit: Khaider Yusof

The new icon in Kuala Terengganu is already a favorite spot among Instagrammers, and many were seen taking their photos with the drawbridge in the background!

The drawbridge is also a hot spot for wedding photoshoots these days!

It’s so popular that the Terengganu’s Mentri Besar Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar had to issue a statement to remind the public to use the parking bays nearby if they want to stop and take pictures, and not park their vehicles on the bridge. Don’t compromise on your safety, as you can enjoy an equally beautiful view of the drawbridge from Pesisir Payang, especially at dusk.

Credit: Fadzil Ismail

The drawbridge is definitely a new place to hangout when you’re in Kuala Terengganu, for sure! While you’re here, check out the drool-worthy dishes you should NOT miss and where to get it!


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