Peninsula Malaysia Makan Trip Part 2 – Day 3, Update 1, Kuala Terengganu

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From Merang, it took us within an hour to reach Kuala Terengganu, we first visited Pulau Duyung (N5 20.042 E103 07.352) which was once well known for its world-class hand crafted ship building skills. We did a short tour here and took a group photo by a jetty for the local fishing boat before heading into the city.

In Kuala Terengganu, we headed to Mak Ngah (N5 16.476 E103 10.452) shop for their well known Nasi Dagang as well as Nasi Kerabu. This is just an ordinary malay shop selling food and here we came this bunch of KL folks, grabbing every last packet of nasi dagang and nasi kerabu available. The nasi dagang here is a lot more better than the one I had in Kelantan, the rice are softer, serve with a piece of firm fish meat and light curry gravy. The nasi kerabu is blue in color, served with dried small fishes, quite tasty I must say. Next we helped ourselves to the varieties of local Malay kueh available and the other thing I liked here is their tapai, which is a lot stronger in taste than those in KL. Our friend Micol, got a bit “drunk” in the trip after finishing most of the tapai e.g. knocking herself on my truck’s window, saying things that don’t make sense, etc. :P. Anyhow the food is good and very reasonable, cost about RM3 plus per person for food plus drinks.

nasi dagang mak ngah

nasi dagang mak ngah

Once we got our tummy filled up, we then dropped by the Floating Mosque (N5 17.082 E103 10.226) for some photography opportunity before heading to Chinatown or known as Kampung Cina (N5 19.960 E103 07.958) here. In Chinatown we visited the Loy Tiew’s Well (N5 19.960 E103 07.958) before taking a break with ice cold chinese desserts at the hawker’s center (N5 19.935 E103 08.020) next to it.

floating mosque

chinatown kuala terengganu

Chinatown here preserved some old and still very good condition buildings with rich chinese architecture. As for the well, ermm… well, its just an old well that is not functioning anymore, but its interesting to known its story which Micol gladly broadcasted it to all of us via walkie talkie on the way there. As we were there on Wesak Day, all the Chinese restaurants and food stalls were closed except for one selling mixed rice and another one selling desserts. We got down to enjoyed some drinks on that hot afternoon anyway, do try their taufu fah and ching poh leong, its good, RM1.30 for those in bowl and RM1.20 for those that comes in cup, a simple system and a friendly but busy uncle selling them :).

chinatown kuala terengganu

We almost got fined for not putting enough coins at the parking meters but lucky alert Johnson ran to our rescue by beating the enforcement officer with his 10 cents coin ;), thanks Johnson!

Photos compliments of Law Tien Soon

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