The Terengganu River flows from Lake Kenyir , a steady flow of river upstream was not something that was known. Most of the oral stories that descend from generation to generation have been forgotten.
the river was a mode of transportation by early settlers upstream on makeshift bamboo rafts that were force to catch a rugged and rocky river ride to Kuala Terengganu. The early settlers used small shrimp and sell in the market to buy salt and clothing. The ride on bamboo rafts to Kuala Terengganu took about 50 KM an average of four to five days for every trip. From the Terengganu river you could travel to Kenyir Lake which borders Kelantan in the west and Pahang in the south and also a gateway to Taman Negara national Park.
Shahbandar river taxi jetty, Cruise to the picturesque Pulau Duyung (Mermaid Island) fishing village, dot with brightly paint fishing boat. Visit a unique boat building at the fishing village of Duyung Island, beautifully squeeze in the middle of Terengganu River mouth. At the headland of Duyung Island, there is a fine view of China Town wooden stilt houses. - Cruise up to Jeram River. Along the mangrove swamp river, you will be greeted by wild animals like monitor lizard, monkeys, crabs, colourful birds, eagles and sometime an otters. Witness the traditional live style of Terengganu villagers which included stop at one of the village by the river and then proceed to State Museum (the largest museum in Southeast Asia with outdoor and indoor museum).