Tanah Merah Tourism, Malaysia

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Tanah Merah (meaning Red Land or Laterite, Chinese: 丹那美拉) is a territory (jajahan), a parliamentary constituency and a town in the state of Kelantan in northeast Malaysia. The urban area of Tanah Merah is situated along the Kelantan River. It is bordered by Pasir Mas in the north, Machang to the East, Kuala Krai to the South East, Jeli to the South West and Thailand in the West. Historically it used to be a capital of a kingdom called Chi Tu. Chinese Sui Dynasty annals of the 7th century describe an advanced kingdom called Chi Tu ("Red Earth") in the area now called Kelantan. The ancient name for Kelantan was "Raktamrittika", meaning "Red Earth" — this was later changed to "Sri Wijaya Mala".


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Facts and Stats for Tanah Merah*

  • Pollution Statistics in Tanah Merah

    Know the pollution level of Tanah Merah before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 66.67 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 62.5 (High)
  • Tanah Merah: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Tanah Merah for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Tanah Merah.

    • Burglary and Theft 75 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 60 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 40 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 75 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 85 (Very High)
    • Attacks 45 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 80 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 70 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 40 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 55 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 65 (High)
  • Living in Tanah Merah - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 39.69 (Low)
    • Pollution Index 46.26 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 37.5 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 77.78 (High)
    • 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 Tanah Merah

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Tanah Merah

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.51 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 25.94 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 62.76 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 25.1 USD

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

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