TERENGGANU has the largest indoor and outdoor museum in Malaysia and South East Asia, located in Kampung Losong - a typical Malay village famous for keropok lekor (a traditional fish snack).
About 20 minutes drive from the State capital of Kuala Terengganu, the grand Terengganu State Museum, or Losong Museum as it's fondly known among locals, covers an area of 27 hectares by the bank of Sungai Terengganu.
The huge complex is made up of four blocks - housing the main museum, a maritime museum, a fisheries museum, four traditional houses and a landscaped botanical and herb garden.
The architecture is traditional Terengganu with the main museum built on 16 stilts, like the typical Terengganu's rumah bujang.
Designed by Terengganu-born architect Raja Datuk Kamarul Bahrin Shah, the building itself is an architectural wonder.
Indoors, there are 11 galleries with themes like textiles, custom, royal, weapon, crafts, historical, Islamic, natural resources, economic, petroleum and seafaring.
Because of its huge area, planning the best route to take around the museum complex is necessary so as to avoid missing any of the displays.
The museum was opened by the late Sultan of Terengganu, Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah on April 20, 1996.