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 Beach Hotel

Jalan Persinggahan
20400 Kuala Terengganu
Coordinates: 5.329931, 103.150694

which till today is still one of the better hotels in town. We then headed out to our favourite local cake stalls located at:


Gerai Kuih Gong Kapas

Jalan Panji Alam
21100 Kuala Terengganu
Coordinates: 5.314374, 103.144268

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.

kueh!

pool!

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

No. 2079 Jalan Sultan Zainal Abidin
20000 Kuala Terengganu  
+6096239156
Coordinates: 5.333300, 103.149105

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