Pulau Duyung (or Pulau Duyong) consists of kampungs (villages, mostly inhabited by Malay) that showcase traditional Terengganu architecture, Duyung Old Fort (Traditional Malay palace), traditional boat making workshops, resort, food outlets and so on.
How to get to Pulau Duyung
One can get to the island either by riverboat / ferry, or car or the Heritage City bus. The riverboat / ferry departs from the jetty just at the south of Chinatown (next to Hotel Seri Malaysia) or Shahbandar Jetty (next to Pasar Payang). The crossing takes less than 10min. When you arrive at Pulau Duyung jetty, walk to the left in between the Kampung houses to find the master boat makers and watch them at work. The Heritage City bus (departs from MBKT bus terminal in KT) and cars access the island the island from the "Pulau Duyung" exit on Sultan Mahmud Bridge Highway, the main bridge crossing Sungai Terengganu (Terengganu River).
An exotic coveted getaway, Ri-Yaz Heritage Marina Resort & Spa offers a unique five-star boutique paradise located in Pulau Duyong, Kuala Terengganu. The resort is set in it’s own secluded surrounding which offers a tranquil ambiance, well appointed accommodation and exciting sailing facilities.
In 2005, the very first Monsoon Cup – international yacht racing – was being hosted here, and it has been an annual event ever since.
Ri-Yaz Heritage Marina Resort & Spa is located in Palau Duyong, a 7-minute drive to Kuala Terengganu International Airport. The resort features an outdoor pool, fitness room and free Wi-Fi.
Rooms at the Ri-Yaz Heritage Marina feature a 32 inch flat-screen TV, a mini Hi-Fi and DVD player. A minibar and tea/coffee making facilities are also provided.
Guests can enjoy a variety of body and facial treatments at Sembunyi Spa or enjoy a game of volleyball. The resort provides a river cruise ride around the island at a charge.
Restaurant Verandah overlooks the South China Sea and offers local and western dishes. Guests can head to Bytes Café for light snacks or visit Oasis Karaoke Lounge for a barbecue dinner.
Ri-Yaz Heritage Marina Resort & Spa is a 10-minute drive from Kuala Terengganu.