Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Terengganu…My favourite place…why? Popular Malaysian Batik city…Delicious Food…


This is the place where I really love to visit…. TERENGGANU DARUL IMAN….specifically KUALA TERENGGANU (KT)…not because I came from Terengganu….or my family live there…but I love the beautiful…peaceful beach scenery…along the way to KT from Kuantan…The scenery that I couldn’t find anywhere else….heheh…

When you reach Kuala Terengganu, don’t forget to taste the delicious food such as “NASI DAGANG = Special steamed rice + fish curry” and “KEROPOK LEKOR = light fish snack”, together with AIR GELAS BESAR or “jumbo” fresh fruit juice. The popular restaurant for nasi dagang is located near Chendering, the building with peach color paint. My favourite keropok lekor stall is Keropok Lekor 007…nearby a place named “Losong”. Not to forget the “jumbo” fresh fruit juice, you can enjoy it at Seberang Thakir.

Let’s forget about the food for a moment…now let’s focus on the main attraction…here we are….Malaysian Batik…In KT, you can see many entrepreneurs involve in Batik business. Batik pattern has been used to produce not only fabrics…but also accessories and souveniour. You can buy special gifts for your love one at Pasar Kedai Payang (Payang Market). I can spend the whole day there, to see the unique and creative work of our Batik designers. You can buy Batik silk fabrics, scarfs, bags, home decoration, etc. The last time I went there was on November 2005, just before the musim tengkujuh started.

For accommodation, you can choose whether you want to stay near the beach… near the city centre. For those you want to spend their time at beach, I would suggest you to stay at Primula Beach Resort, at Pantai Batu Buruk. For the shoppers, you can stay at Grand Continental..or Yen Tin Mid Town Hotel, which is located nearby the Pasar Payang….I wish I could go to KT again this coming May…hehehe…I want to buy some Batik silk to make my Baju Kurung.

2 comments:

shin said...

Hi there. Can I get some information on how to go squid fishing in Terengganu? Perhaps you can recommend pak nelayan to me that offers good service with reasonable price?

Thank you. I can be reached at tankinin@yahoo.com. Thanks!

Dalilawati Zainal said...

Hello Shin. I found 1 site that may be beneficial to you. It's about squid fishing in Malaysia. http://www.squidfish.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=711

I also interested to go for squid fishing. But...still don't have the opportunity to go. I'm always busy during May-August, which is the best time to visit Terengganu (peak time). Still waiting for the right time to go for squid fishing.