East Coast (Peninsular Malaysia)

This is our annual weekend trip to Kota Bharu.

Pantai Cahaya Bulan

We tried our best to squeeze out an hour for a detour to Pantai Cahaya Bulan (Moonlight Beach), about 30 minutes from town center.

Pasir Belanda Kampung Stay

The objective is to visit a hidden gem near PCB, the Pasir Belanda Resort. It is a local village (‘kampung’) style small resort inside the local village. This resort is very popular among the European tourists.

Sunset on Sungai Kelantan

We took the Gua Musang route from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bharu.

Gua Musang

Due to tight schedule, we made less stop than usual road trip.

Gua Musang 2

We have our descent breakfast at the famous Restoran Ratha (famous for its curry fish head). On the way to Kuala Lipis, we made a quick stop over at Jeram Besu.

Jeram Besu

Many tourists like to do white water rafting at the rapid stream.

Jeram Besu 2

On our return trip, we spent a day at Pulau Redang. In order to catch the afternoon ferry from Kuala Terengganu jetty (Terminal Penumpang), we cut short our usual coastal road trip.

Kampung Penarik (5)

Kampung Penarik is one of my favourite fishing villages along T1 coastal road.

Kampung Penarik (1)

There are not many local villages where we can still find the traditional wooden houses built among the coconut trees, and backed with blue sky white cloud.

Kampung Penarik (4)

Normally, it will take me entire day to travel the 2.5 hours distance.

Kampung Penarik (3)

The character-less highway is just too monotonous for me. Travel at fast pace would miss meeting friendly folks like this villager.

Kampung Penarik (2)

Another stretch of my favourite coastal roads is Route 3 from KT to Kuantan. Today I took Route 14 and missed the opportunity to visit the nice coastal towns (again).

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