The Bewah Man, thought to be the oldest skeletal remains found in Malaysia, is to be the focus in an upcoming conference to be held at the Terengganu State Museum. The Bewah Man is dates to approximately 13,400 years old.
Bewah Man To Be Focus Of Terengganu Archeology Seminar
Bernama, 28 August 2011
19 March 2007 (New Straits Times’ Travel Times) – An interesting piece about the ancient history of the Malaysian state of Terengganu, from neolithic burials, to the port city of Fo-Lo-Ann during the classical period, to the more recent Islamic finds.
Kuala Berangâ€™s glorious past
It’s a place that few people will notice. It does not arouse any excitement, unlike Tasik Kenyir located 35km away.
Yet, centuries ago, the district of Kuala Berang was one of the busiest ports in Terengganu where traders from as far as China came to trade and to replenish their supply of food and fresh water.
Back then (12th-14th Century), the Chinese called the place Fo-Lo-Ann. The locals, however, named it Kuala Berang after the bamboo species known as buluh berang that grew wildly along the banks of Sungai Terengganu and Sungai Berang.
According to records at the Terengganu State Museum, a Chinese historian, Chan Ju Kau, wrote that Kuala Berang was once a very busy port with traders buying local goods like kayu cendawan (candan), elephant tusks and scented kayu gaharu for export to China, the Middle East and West Asia.