History

Dating back to the 14th century, Islam had been evidently proselytized in Terengganu, with the ‘Batu Bersurat’ as concrete proof. It is said that Arab, Indian and Chinese traders had brought Islam with them and it was openly accepted by the rulers and the people in this region.

The Terengganu River played an important part in this propagation of Islam as the ‘Batu Bersurat’ was found in Kuala Berang, an area 25 miles upstream.

Situated on this historic river is the Wan Man Island, which now houses one of Islam’s best kept secrets in Southeast Asia: the Taman Tamadun Islam (TTI), which literally translates to Islamic Civilization Park.