24 December 2011

Xmas 2011 in KT Day 1

I am a Terengganu boy through and through, so spending Christmas in Kuala Terengganu was a no-brainer (I get a lot of ‘what’s there in Kuala Terengganu for Christmas’?). Well, apart from spending our vacation in familiar surroundings (I was transferred to Kuala Lumpur in September 2002) we absolutely missed the food.

At the same time, there were some personal upheavals going on (which I will not dwell on) so being in Kuala Terengganu for Christmas soothed my soul.

waiting to check in
We checked into Primula Hotel (Coordinates: 5° 19' 47.75", 103° 9' 2.50"), which till today is still one of the better hotels in town.

We then headed out to our favourite cake stalls located at Jalan Panji Alam (Coordinates: 5° 18' 52.00", 103° 8' 39.50"). You will not believe the bevy of cakes on sale, pictures do paint a thousand words!
we miss this stall so, so much J
kueh I grew up on
distinctly Terengganu
happy smiling people J
check this out!
nowhere in KL will you find this

Armed with our favourite cakes, we then spent the afternoon by the pool (and nearby beach), enjoy the photos.
growing up Brendan spent a lot of time at swimming pools
while Cat couldn't be bothered about the pool
when it looks like he's had enough..
.. he goes at it again!
scenery I love J
scenery I love J
restricted to the beach..
the surf was unsafe for swimming
even the sand is different..
.. in the east coast
he'll need to have a haircut..
.. before the start of the school year
love the backdrop
wished I had better lenses..
.. to capture these scenes

paradise? that way!
can we go already?
raging waves!

time for dinner!

We had dinner at Restoran Ocean (located at No. 2079 Jalan Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Terengganu  +6096239156, Coordinates: 5° 19' 59.00", 103° 8' 56.00") with a very, very old friend of mine. We’ve known each other since we were 7 years old!
with my dear old friend, Vinodh J
standard chinese fare
but the spare ribs were to-die for J

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