Wakaf Tapai

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Wakaf Tapai (est. pop. (2000 census): 899)[1] is a small town in the Marang district of Terengganu, on the east coast of peninsular Malaysia.

The population comprises 89% Malays, 10% Chinese and 1% of other races. The town is well known for the Malay rice dish, nasi dagang. The town is so named from the Malay words wakaf, meaning small hut for travelers resting,[2] and tapai, a type of food made from tapioca which tastes like wine.


  1. ^ Dept. of Urban and Rural Planning, Terengganu State Government. Rancangan Struktur Negeri Terengganu 2005-2015 (Malay), 2005
  2. ^ The Malayan law journal: Volume 3

Coordinates: 5°08′N 103°06′E / 5.133°N 103.100°E / 5.133; 103.100