The East Coast Trip


The one week holiday towards the end of December 2010 was supposed to see us traveling to the East Coast covering Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, to Thai border the crossing to the west using the East-West Highway and with a stop over in Tasik Banding. After that, we were to drive up to Langkawi and drive down passing Penang before heading back to Kuala Lumpur for the final weekend of 2010. Alas, it was not meant to be as I was called back for a budget meeting on Wednesday which was supposedly our traveling day crossing to the west coast.

Anyways, here are some of the beautiful places we have been during this trip.

 

 

 

Pantai Kemasik (about 10 km from Kijai, Kuala Terengganu is one of the scenic beaches you can find in this state. The place was a filled with some local visitors on the day we arrived. You can see some beautiful rock formation on the beach too.

This is the ever so popular local dessert – ABC – which means “everything”. Consists of shaved ice, sugar syrup (comes in various colours but the popular ones are red and yellow), red beans, mung beans, sweet corn, fruit cocktails, jelly, palm seed. Mmmmm…great on a hot day!

We saw this strange but interesting looking local bus in Kuala Terengganu town. Most probably this is their way to attract visitors? I cant help but to stop the car and take a snap shot.

One of the beautiful beaches in Terengganu…George and I have make it a point to stop at the various beach locations just simply to enjoy the view and the sand. Due to the monsoon season, the waves were big, ferocious and wild. You can see sprays for miles away.

Some of the local food found at the night market in Kota Bharu. The first night we arrived in KB, George and I had dinner at the night market. I had some nasi kerabu and George had some local style roast chicken. Hardly cost us more than RM10.00….

This is one of our interesting finds in Kota Bharu – a wall which displays 99 names of Allah. Beautiful. 

 

Pasar Kubu Buluh was quite interesting although it was not as I had remember it when I was young. There were lesser traders in the wet section and I could not find enough selections of brassware to buy too.

This beach is called Pantai Cahaya Bulan. It was formerly known as Pantai Cinta Berahi (Beach of Passionate Love) but I guess the name was too erotic for the local state Government’s liking and they changed it. The waves were strong and big and the sound was so scary as it pounded the beach. We saw how it moved this huge log which was on the beach.

The many dried seafood products found in Kelantan. We found these salted fish and other dried seafood products on our way from Pantai Penarik. I couldnt resist but to buy those fantastic looking fresh salted fish.

The local oysters looked great too! These were sold for RM10 for 3 kilos…..dirt cheap!

The beautiful Masjid Kristal (Crystal Mosque) in Kuala Terengganu. Awesome looking architecture.

The famous floating mosque in Kuala Ibai.

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