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Chukai, also known by the name of Kemaman City (est. pop. (2009): over 160,000) is a mukim and capital of Kemaman District, Terengganu, Malaysia. The name "Chukai" (proper spelling of the Malay word: cukai) means 'taxes' in Malay. The town is so named due to its position near the estuary of the Kemaman River, whereby taxes and levies were imposed on riverine traffic, especially during the British colonial period. Chukai is the biggest town in southern Terengganu, and its position between the state capitals of Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu as well as proximity to the oil town of Kerteh has turned Chukai into a major commercial hub for the region. Nearby Kemaman Port serves both as a fishing port and supply base for oil platforms off the Terengganu coast.


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Facts and Stats for Cukai*

  • Living in Cukai - Quality of Life

    • Climate Index 59.14 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Cukai

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Cukai

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.75 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30.98 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 70.71 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 56.1 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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