Peninsula Malaysia Makan Trip Part 2 – Day 2, Update 2, Merang, Terengganu

After a good morning and lunch of makan in Kota Bharu we made our way down to Merang, Terengganu from Kota Bharu at 2.39:50pm. Getting out of Kota Bharu took a while, as it was quite congested on the main road out of town plus there were loads of traffic lights to pass.

The drive out was really sleepy as the sky is cloudy but still hot and warm. We went passed Pasir Putih, then Besut and Setiu before reaching our next stop, Kembara Resort (N5 31.945 E102 57.524) in Merang, Terengganu. Kembara is this budget and superbly laid back kampung style chalets by the beach in Merang. The chalets are quite old and indeed budget (plus water problem) but the beach is still nice for photography, game of volleyball and not forgetting throwing unexpected people into the sea :P.

Kembara Resort Merang

That night, we went out hunting for dinner in this remote part of Terengganu, finding waypoints for food here is fruitless as most of them are closed at night. We ended up at Kampung Gong Dato, which is in between Kuala Terengganu and Merang. Here we dined at Restoran Gong Dato Seafood (N5 24.625 E103 04.530) which is a small local Malay eatery and gosh, did we made a bad choice, but I think all the places here are the same, we should have settled for burger ramlee :(. Firstly the service is slowly and then when the food came, the portions are superbly small, not sure if its because we are from out of town that they decided to sharpen their knife or that is just their style. Anyhow, food here is just so-so, and I think next time if I had to stayed in Merang again, I will bring my own food or do my own bbq, a lot safer!

merang beach

merang beach

Anyhow, the next morning, we got some buns going around and the smart ones followed me out for breakfast at the local stalls for some nasi lemak. Since the jetty to Lang Tengah is just nearby, there are tonnes of tour buses stopping their passengers for breakfast here.

We spent the rest of the morning lepaking at the beach, some of them even got up wee morning to catch the sunrise and moved out before noon heading to Kuala Terengganu. Btw, if you happened to be there next time, walk up to the Charcoal factory outside the kampung house next to Kembara, looks interesting and a better alternative is to stay at Aryani Resort (beautiful place) next to it ;).

Photos compliments of Law Tien Soon

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