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Asia » Malaysia » Terengganu » Kuala Terengganu October 2nd 2017

We arrive in Kuala Lumpur. We feel like zombies, and we've still got quite a few hours to go before we get anywhere near a bed. I nearly walk into a glass panel in the airport without realising it's there. I hadn't realised that lack of sleep could interfere with your sense of humour, but I can't think of any other reason why Issy seems to find this so hilariously funny. The security guard manning the scanner tells Issy that she's got a bottle opener in her bag. This is news to us. He then spends several minutes unpacking it trying to find the errant item, before realising it was in the bag belonging to the person in front of us. They're long gone, and no one seems too interested in chasing them. I hope you ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Terengganu » Kuala Terengganu August 22nd 2016

Geo: 5.31679, 103.117Today was a mixture of interesting discoveries and trials.It seemed like we couldn't find anything - not the Tourist Bureau in Kuantan, nor the Turtle info center. Even having the GPS didn't help when we didn't have the exact address, so we kept pressing on after having a relaxing start and lovely breakfast buffet at the Ancasa, and walking outside by the large river to sight kingfishers.The further north we went the more decorative were the welcomes and the flowers in the center of the divided highways. We didn't include the photos but there were enormous refineries on the E. Coast and lots of pipelines (deep sea drilling). We stopped a few times at gas stations for snacks and potty breaks, but otherwise just pushed northward. Our longest stops: the floating mosque and the ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Terengganu » Kuala Terengganu April 3rd 2014

HE SAID... We woke early at 5.30am (in Kuala Tahan) to prepare for our longest travel day of this holiday – an eight hour bus trip to Kuala Terengganu. We headed to the hotel lobby at 7.30am for a hearty breakfast of coffee, juice, scrambled eggs, toast and banana pancakes, and then jumped into a minibus at 8am to begin our journey. After traversing a poorly maintained road for the first hour (often driving in loose gravel on the side of the road to avoid massive potholes in the bitumen), a decision was made to change minibuses, as two seats did not have a seatbelt. While seatbelts were the least of our worries, it was good to see a safety focus. And all the while, the endless horizon of palm plantations continued… We travelled back to ... read more
crystal mosque
ho ann kiong temple
ho ann kiong temple

Asia » Malaysia » Terengganu » Kuala Terengganu September 12th 2013

Thursday 12thWe left the island on time at 12.30 and soon made land fall. We were going to catch the bus down the coast but we had a good offer from a taxi driver and after negotiating him down further to 100 ringgits we decided to take the offer.He was a frustrated racing driver and we sped along soaring over the speed humps, grateful that we had missed lunch ! We did the two and a half hour drive in one hour forty five. The scenery was attractive but not spectactular. We passed villages and open fields and a couple on a motorbike with the passenger carrying a full size old style TV. It was ok though as it wasn't switched on !We arrived at our hotel, a real bargain buy. A 4* hotel at half ... read more
Fish market
Maplins
On the river

Asia » Malaysia » Terengganu » Kuala Terengganu May 18th 2013

That should read ... Another glorious day in paradise! While said tongue-in-cheek, it is fast becoming a stock-phrase out here in these parts, when we wake up to another blue sky, with lots of sunshine, and hot temperatures. Before you all start berating me for this, the temperature is that little bit too hot, where you come over all "diabetic" half way through the day, and have no energy to do anything. A ten-minute walk outside, results in being a sweaty-mess that needs a 3rd shower of the day! haha, we're certainly not complaining, but small variations in the day, when you're from/live in a country that can have snow/rain/sun all at the same moment, never mind the same day, are also greatly appreciated! We were on Kapas yesterday, when a storm blew in ... it ... read more
Buddha appreciates KFC!
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Santa turns to buddhism

Asia » Malaysia » Terengganu » Kuala Terengganu May 14th 2011

Taking a short trip on a public bus I arrived in the states capital Terengganu, a small city that I found had lots do and see and not many tourists. After finding a clean but very basic room above a travel agents I headed off for a look around. I had my hair cut, visited the night market where I chose random foods to try even after eating them I won't sure what they all were other than deep fried, visited central market and learnt that fridays most things were closed as it is a religious day, and Terengganu has a high population of muslims. Although I did manage to walk up the biggest 'hill' that took a minute to walk up, but had been used during the war for vision on coming enemies and still ... read more
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Asia » Malaysia » Terengganu » Kuala Terengganu July 22nd 2010

Momentan ist es mir mit dem Schreiben etwas unguenstig. Daher gibt es bis auf weiteres nur Bilder. Diese hier sind aus Kuala Terengganu. Die (wenigen) Bilder zu den Perhentians werde ich dem dortigen Beitrag hinzufuegen.... read more
Countdown zur naechsten Gebestsstunde
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Kristallmoschee

Asia » Malaysia » Terengganu » Kuala Terengganu January 27th 2010

We had to pull ourselves away from the Perhentian Islands so we could continue down the East Coast, so after breakfast we set off with Mee and his boat for the 21km trip across the South China Sea to Kuala Besut. Firstly, Mee’s boat was a single engine 12-18ft boat, onboard was Mee, a local chap, G and I (T)but unlike our two local travelling buddies we had no idea what we had let ourselves in for! After a precarious boarding at the unsightly pier, we set off at high speed, all is good, the sea appeared flat and calm. Ten minutes later and the sea swells are present, I (T) have never felt more like a floating bottle in my life, when our small boat descended down a swell, you couldn’t see the land in ... read more
China Town
Old Houses
The New 7 Wonders of the World, We've Been to 3

Asia » Malaysia » Terengganu » Kuala Terengganu November 20th 2009

"..in the jungle , the Teman Negaru jungle, burnise rows a boat.... ...in the jungle the Teman Negaru jungle, burnsie gets leeched by a leech... ...in the jungle the Teman Nagaru jungle, burnise builds a campfire... ...in the jungle the Teman Negaru jungle, burnsie sleeps in a cave... ...in the jungle the teman negaru jungle burnise eats lots of ginger to help the sickness of pregnant women... ....a weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...... weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.....weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...... ooops, just pissed meself...where's that hose???! From the hospitablity and culture that was living and breathing with a malay family for a few days, I returned back to KL to get my bus up to Teman Negaru where the junglist is masseeeeeeev! Apparently Techno went out years ago!... (I will return and finish the Ridz b... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Terengganu » Kuala Terengganu August 19th 2009

18 August, 2009 - 20 August, 2009 KUALA TERENGGANU Kuala Besut to Kuala Terengganu by bus (RM10.60)--2 1/2 hours After spending an extra night on the Perhentian Islands we finally felt ready enough to leave our little piece of paradise (actually, the cash ran dry so we had no choice!). We awoke bright and early and caught the 8am speedboat for the hellish journey back to Kuala Besut. Hellish? But why? After boarding a relatively overloaded boat we had to transfer to an even more overloaded one in the middle of the sea (requiring extreme balancing skills with the backpacks on!). This boat, at a guess, had a maximum capacity of about 16. There were 25 people on board and a ton of baggage...and the sea was relatively rough! Thoughts of being stranded, floating on the ... read more
Kuala Besut
Kuala Besut to Kuala Terengganu
Kuala Terengganu




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