Terengganu’s offshore islands (Pulau Redang and Pulau Perhentian) easily steal the thunder from the supposedly-lacklustre state. Conventional and strongly Islamic, Terengganu’s mainland offerings rarely make an appearance on most tourists’ maps and boy, are they missing out. At the very least, the nouveau-rich capital, Kuala Terengganu, merits a quick stop over simply because of its lively street markets, beautiful waterfront and the grand Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque. Yet for those willing to venture further inland, you’ll find the famed Lake Kenyir and Sekayu Waterfall which represent the state’s excellent outdoor action. Terengganu has a good deal of lodging choices – luxury collection venture, Tanjong Jara Resort obviously tops the list but you’ll easily find charming mid range hotels going for a song.