Duyong Island

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Pulau Duyong is an island in the mouth of Terengganu River in the state of Terengganu, Malaysia. 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. A seaward extension has been developed into the Heritage Bay Resort which hosts the annual Monsoon Cup yacht race.

Pulau Duyong used to be the residence of scholar Tok Syeikh Duyong[1] (1802–1889), who was respected by the palace as well as the people, and his descendants, and was a seat of religious learning. The Kota Lama Duyong (Duyong Old Fort)[2] is a remnant of his era. Due to its geographical shape and the locational significance in terms of religious scholarship, Pulau Duyong has been referred to as the tongue of Terengganu.

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  1. ^ e.g. Utusan Malaysia, 6 March 2006, p18
  2. ^ Syed Ahmad Iskandar Syed Ariffin, The Conservation of Kota Duyung: A Review, 2nd IFSAH 2003 & International Symposium on Asian Heritage 2003 (paper available here)

Coordinates: 6°12′N 99°49′E / 6.200°N 99.817°E / 6.200; 99.817