During the reign of Sultan Zainal Abidin III also the appointment of inspectors  to implement the laws of measurement  at that time. A court was established to ensure that laws could be implemented in justice and more organized.  Establishment Laws of Terengganu Government was created. A prison was also been built.

Friendly relationship with Siamese Government was established whereby His Royal Highness of The Sultan has sent gifts  in the form of “Gold Flower’ once in three years. The gold and silver flower procession was carried out in a mass ceremony  in Kuala Terengganu in the year 1909. (Photo Reference – Malaysian National Arcade – Attached). The two-way relationship had concluded by by  sending  officers from Siamese Government (Thailand) to Kuala Terengganu during the Royal Installation of Sultan Zainal Abidin. The Siamese King had also visited Kuala Terengganu in 1887.

Besides  from being well-known for it’s handcrafts, it was active with various kinds of arts and culture products such as Ulik Mayang Dance, Rodat Dance, Saba Dance, Balai Dance, Gayung Otar-otar Dance and Top Spinning.

Besides that, there is boat manufacturing of various types such as fisherman’s boat, perahu kolek, setak, sekoci, jalur and the most well-known is perahu payang. The locations of  boats-making still  remain the same   including in Kampung Losong, Duyung, Teluk Pasu and Pulau Rusa. Cottage industries such as making batiksongket, wood carving and copper products still exist  and  truly  beneficial.

Beaches and islands in Kuala Terengganu area such as Pulau Redang, Pulau Bidong, Pulau Duyung and the beaches of Batu Buruk and Teluk Ketapang are destinations  and main tourism attrations.

Kuala Terengganu is now well known all over the world as National and International level sports championships were held. Among them were the Terengganu Monsoon Cup, Sultan’s Cup Endurance Ride and FEI World Endurance Championship 2008.


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