Pulau Duyung Traditional Boat Making

Pulau Duyung
Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu 21200

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Traditional boat builders of Terengganu are famous for their skills that have withstood the test of time. These craftsmen do not require plans or blueprints. They build boats and yachts from knowledge passed from previous generations and produce intricate designs with great precision and details.

With a touch of modern technology and traditional precision, the boats and yachts built here are sought after by sailors from all over the world due to their sea-worthiness. Today, they continue to be a part of Terengganu’s rich and vibrant heritage.

How to get there:

Pulau Duyung is accessible either by the water taxi, car or ‘Bas Kite’ the Heritage City bus. The water taxi departs from Shahbandar Jetty with the crossing taking less than 10 minutes.

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 Kuala Terengganu) and cars can access the island from the “Pulau Duyung” exit on the Sultan Mahmud Bridge Highway, the main bridge crossing the Sungai Terengganu (Terengganu River).