Dungun is a coastal district of the Malaysian country of Terengganu. Dungun is the capital of the district. Dungun is made up of eleven 'mukim', or subdistricts: Abang, Besol, Jengai, Jerangau, Kuala Dungun, Kuala Paka, Kumpal, Pasir Raja, Rasau, Sura, and Hulu Paka. Kuala Dungun used to be an iron mining town in the Nineteen Forties. Iron ore changed into mined in a small city inland known as Bukit Besi positioned to the west, while Dungun served as the port wherein the ore became transferred onto ships.
Dungun and Bukit Besi have been linked via a railway line that no longer best served the mining industry but additionally served as public transportation for inland villagers, the Dungun township and its agencies.This "golden" generation ended within the late 1970s and early 1980s. When the mines had been gradually closed down, the rail service stopped and the company left the region. Bukit Besi is now a Government-financed plantation property; the rolling hills and old British architecture are now lengthy gone, changed via Felda Estate housing and palm oil timber.
Dungun is now simply another metropolis on the coast of Terengganu, sorely bereft of cultural sports, with out a cinemas, and simplest comes alive every Thursday when the weekly night marketplace opens up for business. It is well known as the largest night marketplace in Terengganu and functions second-hand clothing and also meals of all kinds. People from the outskirts flow into city for the reasonably-priced items. The night time marketplace is located right inside the middle of city, taking up a part of the old railway line.
Currency: Ringgits - MYR Pincode of Dungun: 23050 Language : Iban, Malay, English Weather: Summer 31°C to 32°C Winter 23°C to 24°C