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Apr 14, 2011 - Museum & Mosque

@@@@@@@ It was great to get back to Kuala Terengganu and to check into the hotel we had stayed in a week earlier. The rooms were comfortable and there was good internet access, but the food in the lobby restaurant was only borderline edible. We were happy to have discovered a branch of a Malaysian chain restaurant called ‘Secret Recipe’ just across the street from the hotel. Anil and I had first eaten at a Secret Recipe when we visited Malaysia in 2007. We had walked from one town in the Cameron Highlands to another and wanted something to...

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Apr 9, 2011 - Kuala Terengganu

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Kuala Terengganu was once a sleepy fishing village sitting at the mouth of the Terengganu River. Along one of the banks of the river, a thriving Chinatown developed and the atmospheric buildings along a cobble-stoned streets is not to be missed. The oldest Chinese temple in the state was built here back in the early 1800s, and is currently undergoing extensive renovations. Oil was discovered offshore and the fishing village was dragged into the 20th century. Modern buildings abound, stunning new mosques have been built...

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Aug 21, 2009 - Road Trippin

I decided the best way to get this trip on the go was to go on the road. We had been planning and being totally indecisive which started to get on my nerves. Due to last minute plans airplane tickets were too expensive and no bus or train tickets available at the time because they were all taken up. Stress, stress. Today Mom went to so many ticketing places to get bus tickets but no luck so i got this crazy idea that somehow if we were going to reach there, we would have to do ourselves. I was very reluctant when it came to driving long...

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May 21, 2007 - Kuala Terengganu

After two weeks + on the isolated islands of the Perhentians, we're now on the mainland and heading south along the eastern coast of peninsular Malaysia. This state (Terengganu) is mostly Muslim and the government is "strict" Islamic. This means the sale of alcohol is restricted and recently gambling/discos have been closed down (no loss for us ol' farts). Although the population is 90% Muslim, they are very accepting of other religions & cultures, such as the Malaysian Chinese (Buddhists) Malaysian Indians (Hindus) and foreign tourists...

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Dec 27, 2006 - Kuala Terengganu

Happy New Year! Last week we left off from Kuala Lumpur (here's the link to the archives). This week we hop on an intra-country flight to the coast of Terengganu. This is in northeast Malaysia (only a 3-hour drive from Thailand), in what is considered the country's most Islamic of all 13 states. If you want see an incredible resort situated along the shores of the South China Sea, bring your bathing suit - we're checking in to the Tanjong Jara Resort. TSUNAMI & INDONESIA'S FIRES I've heard lots of questions about the effects of the 2004...

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Where's Johnny Jet?

May 15, 2006 - Kuala Terengganu

Within Kuala Terengganu you can find the Wheely Masters with there anti rotation device attached to the back of the bike, a China Town crumbling slowly into the river and the small fishing village of Pulau Duyung. Pulau Duyung is holding back the development axe but for how much longer? But, if you look you can still find quaint Malay houses, traditional sought after boat building all intwined with the new boat building, and new housing. Water taxis can get you there and back but you must have patience. The driver of our boat informed us of...

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Somewhere in Asia

May 13, 2006 - Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu is a wonderful city. Still mostly a Muslim city you have a small Chinese community with wonderful Chinatown that is slowly decaying away. You can also find Malay Indians dishing up wonderful menus in town. As everywhere in Asia markets are always great places to people watch or see kuchings(cats)checking out the fish. Malaysia seems to enjoy cats more then dogs but we did find a few in Chinatown. Build on the river you can find your way along the waterfront with a water taxi. As in Thailand you always have to watch your...

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Somewhere in Asia

May 12, 2006 - Merang to Kuala Terengganu

A very casual ride (62km), stopping and enjoying interesting Malaysian food. Myles tried some young coconut juice (it was ok), and otak-otak (a fish, coconut and spice mixture wrapped in banana leaves and roasted over charcoal fire - very tasty, kinda sweet). Then we stopped again for some keropok. We watched a few women roll long and thin dough of gray colour (a fish and fruit mixture) and throw it into boiling water - a large pool (1m x 1.5m) heated by wood fire. Dipped in a sweet chili sauce it tasted delicious - we were too full at the...

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May 13, 2005 - Kuala Terengganu (THE JOURNEY GOES ON)

So got dropped off by Ahmed at the express bus station whaere lucky enough for me a bus for Kuala Terengganu was leaving at 4pm so said goodbu#ye to the swiss couple as they were heading south and jumped on this sweet air con coach, only white boy on it mind you. I thought it was gonna be a sweet ride turns out not so lucky as the dude driving was a nutcase, he would try and overtake about ten cars at once and when he was a close as you can get to the oncoming traffic, even if had not passed them he would just barge back into our lane, the...

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