Third and final day in Kuala Terengganu, and we decided against having breakfast at
the hotel. We wandered around and found an antiquated shop in Kampung Cina:
Sin Phin Siang
136 Jalan Kampung Cina
20100 Kuala Terengganu
Coordinates: 5.333958, 103.133333
|rustic or rusty?|
|their roti pa-ong was pretty good|
Pasar Besar Kedai Payang
Coordinates: 5.335636, 103.135389
The market is synonymous with
Kuala Terengganu. Interestingly enough, it literally means big bazzar store but
there is no meaning to the word Payang. Locals believe in the old days, it was
the site of a kedai tempayan (crockeries shop?) hence the word Payang. I was
looking to buy a batik shirt and the choices were aplenty and varied.
|oh the vanity!|
|colours of Malaysia|
|where do I start?|
lunch at my childhood favourite joint, affectionately known in my family circle
(located within Restoran Ramai)
Coordinates: 5.331470, 103.135297
Abang Buyong has been running his nasi padang stall since I was in
diapers! Again, while on the surface some things may have changed in Kuala
Terengganu, Buyong’s Nasi Padang Istemewa (misspelling and all) remains
untouched by time. This place brings back memories of cycling around town with
friends, no money in our pockets but no cares in the world!
|along Jalan Banggol|
|Nasi Padang 'Istemewa'|
|a postcard from my childhood|
|will you believe this?|
|lunch is served|
|freshly caught fish|
|padang chicken curry|
|ooh lala, rendang padang|
|let's dig in!!|
much bantering and reminiscing with abang Buyong, we headed back to the hotel
and slept. All that food does put you to sleep.
dinner at another favourite joint later that night:
Kedai Makan Guan
Jalan Kampung Cina
Coordinates: 5.332222, 103.132569
I didn’t manage to snap some photos though, too hungry I guess.
|another old favourite|
|right beside Kampung Cina's welcome arch|
took a drive around:
Kampung Cina Waterfront
Coordinates: 5.331250, 103.132292
and were pleasantly surprised by
the sights, no wonder it’s called the I-City of Terengganu.
|lovely lights J|
|never thought I'd see these sights in my hometown|
a change for the better in Kuala Terengganu
wish I had my tripod and remote..
.. to do justice to this place!
oh well, there's always next time
We went back to the hotel for spent some time at the hotel lobby before retiring for the night. Tomorrow will be a long drive home.
It’s still Christmas after all J
|Brendan in his new Terengganu t-shirt|
Boo-hoo-hoo, we’ve going back to Kuala Lumpur tomorrow...
|one last shot before we called it a night|
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