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KEMAMAN, TERENGGANU

LOCATION
Kemaman is a district in Terengganu, on the east coast of Malaysia facing the South China Sea. It covers an area of 2,535.59 km² and is bordered by the district of Dungun to the north and the state of Pahang to the south. The administrative seat of Kemaman district is Chukai.

Coordinates:
4° 13' 60" N and 103° 27' 0" E 5.21667

LOKASI
Kemaman merupakan sebuah daerah di negeri Terengganu. Ia terletak di pantai timur semenanjung Malaysia dan mengadap Laut Cina Selatan. Keluasan daerah Kemaman ialah 2,535.59 km². Ia bersempadan dengan Daerah Dungun di sebelah utara dan Negeri Pahang di sebelah selatan. Pusat pentadbiran Daerah Kemaman ialah Chukai. 

Koordinat:
4° 13' 60" Utara dan 103° 27' 0" Timur

TOPONYMY
According to word-of-mouth, in the past, Chukai village (which is currently the administrative seat of Kemaman)  was known for a type of plant called ‘maman’ which grew abundantly in the village. Every evening, groups of monkeys would come to the village to eat the plant. This is how Kemaman got its name. The word ‘Kemaman’ is a short form of the two words ‘kera’ and ‘maman’.

TOPONOMI
Sumber-sumber lisan mengatakan bahawa pada zaman dahulu di kawasan kampung Cukai banyak terdapat sejenis pokok yang dipanggil pokok Maman tumbuh disekitar kawasan itu. Pada tiap-tiap petang didapati beberapa kumpulan kera yang datang ke kawasan itu untuk memakan pucuk-pucuk Maman itu. Lalu tempat tersebut dinamakan "Kemaman", iaitu diambil dari dua perkataan Kera dan Maman. Lalu disingkatkan menjadi Kemaman.

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ATTRACTION
Kemaman is known for its petro chemical industry. It also has numerous tourism attractions such as Taman Rekreasi Bakau Tinggi, Pantai Mak Nik, Zoo Bukit Takal, perkampungan nelayan Kuala Kemaman, Telaga Simpul, Rumah Aceh, and Masjid Aceh.

TARIKAN
Kemaman merupakan sebuah daerah yang maju di negeri Terengganu dengan pelbagai jenis industri petro kimia. Ia juga mempunyai nilai pelancongan dengan tarikan-tarikan seperti: Taman Rekreasi Bakau Tinggi, Pantai Mak Nik, Zoo Bukit Takal, Perkampungan Nelayan Kuala Kemaman, Telaga Simpul, Rumah Aceh, dan Masjid Aceh.

Perkampungan Nelayan Kuala Kemaman
Telaga Simpul
Kemaman Oil Rig
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