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Chukai (Kemaman), Terengganu

Chukai is a town in the southern part of Terengganu. It is the administrative centre for Kemaman District, and is also called by the name Kemaman. The town as an estimated population of 160,000 as of 2009.

The name Chukai means taxes in Malay. It got that name because it is the site of the river tax office on the Kemaman River. In the old days, goods passing through the town on the river has to pay taxes here. Today Chukai has transformed itself into the regional commercial hub, taking advantage of its proximity to the oil town of Kerteh. The Kemaman Port is also the centre for regional fishing as well as supply base for the oil rigs along the coast.

Among the sights near Chukai include Telaga Simpul and Yak Yah Firefly Sanctuary.

Sights in Kemaman

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