Hulu Terengganu District

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Hulu Terengganu District
Daerah Hulu Terengganu
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawiهولو ترڠڬانو
 • Chinese乌鲁登嘉楼县
 • Tamilஉலு திரங்கானு
Flag of Hulu Terengganu District
Location of Hulu Terengganu District in Terengganu
Location of Hulu Terengganu District in Terengganu
Hulu Terengganu District is located in Malaysia
Hulu Terengganu District
Hulu Terengganu District
Location of Hulu Terengganu District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 5°05′N 102°45′E / 5.083°N 102.750°E / 5.083; 102.750Coordinates: 5°05′N 102°45′E / 5.083°N 102.750°E / 5.083; 102.750
Country Malaysia
State Terengganu
SeatKuala Berang
Local area government(s)Hulu Terengganu District Council
 • District officerAzmi Razik[1]
 • Total3,874.63 km2 (1,496.00 sq mi)
 • Total72,052
 • Estimate 
 • Density19/km2 (48/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Calling code+6-09-6
Vehicle registration platesT

Hulu Terengganu is an interior district of Terengganu, Malaysia. The seat of the district is Kuala Berang, located about 40 km from the state capital, Kuala Terengganu. The local government of this district is Hulu Terengganu District Council.


Hulu Terengganu is the largest district in terms of land area and the only landlocked district of Terengganu. Hulu Terengganu District Council was established on 1 January 1981 under the 3rd Section of Local Government Act 1976 (Act 171) (Amendment 1978). Prior to this it was known as Jumaah Bandaran Ulu Terengganu. It was formally launched by the Menteri Besar of Terengganu at the time, Wan Mokhtar Ahmad, at the Penghulu Diman Municipal Hall on Monday, 30 August 1982.

Its operation area is 53.4 square km whereas the administrational area is 3,821.23 square km. The population in 2000 was numbered at 74,918, 3,586 more than during MDHT's early years (year 1970). This has now decreased to just above 70,000. Hulu Terengganu has one village for Orang Asli, the indigenous people of Peninsular Malaysia, which is Kampung Sungai Berua.[5]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Hulu Terengganu District is divided into 10 mukims, which are:

  • Hulu Berang
  • Hulu Telemung
  • Hulu Terengganu
  • Jenagur
  • Kuala Berang
  • Kuala Telemung
  • Penghulu Diman
  • Tanggul
  • Tersat
  • Kuala Berang town

Culture and places of interest[edit]

Terengganu Inscription Stone

This district is where the famous Terengganu Inscription Stone was found. It was accidentally discovered near Sungai Tersat by an Arab trader named Sayid Husin bin Ghulam al-Bokhari in 1899 after a flash flood hit Kuala Berang. The inscription on the stone proclaims Islam as the state religion of Terengganu. This artifact is a symbol of an earlier arrival of Islam to the Malay Peninsula, even earlier from that of Malacca Sultanate. It is now displayed in Terengganu State Museum.[6]

As an interior district, forest still occupied a large area of the district. The district is particularly popular for Tasik Kenyir or Kenyir Lake. Kenyir Lake is an artificial lake created in 1985 by the damming of the Kenyir River to create the Sultan Mahmud Power Station. It is the largest man-made lake in South East Asia. It covers 260 km² and contains 340 small islands, which were once hilltops and highlands, more than 14 waterfalls, numerous rapids and rivers. Because the lake is a reservoir, the water level can vary depending on the month. The water level is highest in March and April.

Although an artificial lake, the area has been developed for eco-tourism, and there are many resorts around its shores. Fishing is common, as are jungle treks, waterfalls and caves. According to the locals, the best season for fishing is August when the water level is lower. Jungle trekking sites include Pengkalan Gawi, Bewah at National Park, along the rivers of Saok, Lasir, Tembat and Lawit. Kayaking, canoeing, boating, rafting and rapids shooting are among the water sport activities available here.[7]

Other places of interest in Hulu Terengganu are Lata Belukar Bukit and Sekayu Waterfall. Lata Belukar Bukit is a newly developed area and is popular among the locals.[citation needed] Belukar Bukit is a picnic and camping site. Its natural environment as well as coolness from the waters are the main attractions to this place.[citation needed] The Belukar Bukit picnic area is situated 20 km south of Kuala Berang.

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats[edit]

List of LMS district representatives in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)

Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
P38 Hulu Terengganu Rosol Wahid Pakatan Harapan (PPBM)

List of LMS district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly of Terengganu

Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
P38 N21 Telemung Rozi Mamat Barisan Nasional (UMNO)
P38 N22 Manir[N 1] Hilmi Harun Gagasan Sejahtera (PAS)
P38 N23 Kuala Berang Mamad Puteh Gagasan Sejahtera (PAS)
P38 N24 Ajil Maliaman Kassim Gagasan Sejahtera (PAS)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Manir state constituency is under the administration of the Kuala Terengganu City Council (Majlis Bandaraya Kuala Terengganu, MBKT) instead of the Hulu Terengganu District Council.


  1. ^ "Pengurusan Atasan".
  2. ^ "Profil Daerah".
  3. ^ "Population Distribution and Basic Demographic Characteristics, 2010" (PDF). Department of Statistics, Malaysia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 May 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2012.
  4. ^ Administrator. "Pengenalan Daerah Dungun".
  5. ^ "Perkim dekati Orang Asli Terengganu". Utusan Online.
  6. ^
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-27. Retrieved 2014-10-09.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)