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Terengganu Heritage House

Terengganu was part of the Malay kingdom of Langkasuka from 2nd to 16th century. Terengganu also had and active trading relationship with the neighbouring countries of Siam, Cambodia and Indonesia. With all that influence have shape the Terengganu House. Terengganu traditional house are usually being builted by cengal wood (Malay Hardwood) and the roof covered with "Singhorra Tiles" name after the town Songkla, where the tiles originated. Peles (gable ends) are fitted to the end of the roof. The "Sobek" woodcarving with beautiful patterns of flora and islamic symbol made Terengganu house to be the richest cultural and heritage of the Peninsular Malay state. The house floor raise nearly 2.5 meters off the ground give the impression of animals with many legs. The high post also work as prevention from flood water during the monsoon rain as the house normally located not far from river bend.

 

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