Toponymy Heritage Places of Malaysia
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PULAU DUYUNG, TERENGGANU

LOCATION
Pulau Duyong is an island in the mouth of Terengganu River in the state of Terengganu. Previously, it was divided into Pulau Duyong Besar and the smaller Pulau Duyong Kecil, but sedimentation and reclamation have united it as well as changed its coastline substantially. The island is easily accessible via the Sultan Mahmud Bridge.

Coordinates:
05° 20.198´ N and 103° 07.767´ E

LOKASI
Pulau Duyung merupakan sebuah pulau yang terletak di muara Sungai Terengganu. Dahulunya, ia terbahagi kepada Pulau Duyong Besar dan Pulau Duyong Kecil, tetapi pemendapan dan longgokan pasir telah menyatukannya dan juga merubah garis pantainya. Ia terletak tidak jauh dari bandar Kuala Terengganu dan dihubungkan melalui Jambatan Sultan Mahmud.

Koordinat:
05° 20.198´ Utara dan 103° 07.767´ Timur

TOPONYMY
According to legends, once upon a time, two mermaids (‘ikan duyung’ in Malay) or dugongs were washed ashore during low tide. It is not known whether the pair was siblings or a parent and a child or a couple. From then, the island was named ‘Pulau Duyung’ which literally means ‘Mermaid Island’. Some say that Pulau Duyung Besar (lit. ‘Big Mermaid Island’) was named after the mother dolphin while Pulau Duyung Kecil (lit. ‘Small Mermaid Island’ was named after the baby mermaid.

TOPONOMI
Mengikut cerita orang-orang tua, suatu masa dahulu didapati dua ekor ikan duyung  berkemungkinan dua ekor ikan jenis `dugong' ataupun manatee (tidak dikenalpasti sama ada adik beradik atau anak beranak / sepasang atau kelamin) telah terdampar di pulau semasa air surut maka kemudian daripada itu pulau ini dinamakan ‘Pulau Duyung'. Berdasarkan lagenda, Pulau Duyung Besar telah dikaitkan dengan ibu ikan duyung tersebut dan Pulau Duyung Kecil dengan anaknya.

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ATTRACTION
Pulau Duyung is a hub for the traditional boat-making industry and therefore a heritage destination.

TARIKAN
Pulau Duyung merupakan pusat perusahaan membuat bot dan kapal layar tradisional di Malaysia. Justeru ia mempunyai nilai warisan yang tinggi.

Pulau Duyung Boat Jetty
Boat Making Hub
Boat Making Hub
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