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For those thinking of new places to discover, Malaysia has a lot in store for everyone. More than Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu, this tropical Asian hotspot is also home to numerous places that are probably not so well-known but offer an equally enchanting experience such as this lovely place in the north-eastern Peninsular Malaysia, Kuala Terengganu. Kuala Terengganu is the capital of the state of Terengganu, approximately 500 kilometers from the Malaysian Capital of Kuala Lumpur. It is located in the north-eastern coast of…Continue Reading “Malaysia Travel Guide: Backpacking Kuala Terengganu”

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Museum Negara / Terengganu State Museum Situated in a three hectare complex in Losong, Museum Negara or the Terengganu State Museum is considered as the biggest museum complex in South East Asia. It is the best place to go to discover the state’s colorful history and rich heritage. Getting there by Bus: Take the Hentian Bas (Bus Station) – Losong line of Waktu Perjalanan Bus and get off at the museum. Fare: 1 Ringgit Aman Tandaman Islam/Islamic Civilisation Park Dubbed as the world’s first edutainment…Continue Reading “Kuala Terengganu Attractions”

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Pulau Duyung Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia I love blue hour, it is the very time of the day that the natural colors of the sky mix up with the lights of the earth and create a beautiful synergy specially to places filled with lights. Kuala Terengganu and Pulau Duyung are no exceptions. Their lights blend well with the natural colors of the earth. Here are some of the colors of Kuala Terengganu and Pulau Duyung at dusk. I hope my pictures do justice because in real…Continue Reading “Slideshow: The Blue Hour from Pulau Duyung”

Kuala Terengganu

The ride back from Kuala Besut to Kuala Terengganu was smooth, it only took us two hours. We arrived at the bus station at noon, the sun was up and it felt like summer so I just decided to take the Waktu Perjalanan Bus to Chendering, the only local bus parked at the terminal, for only 1 Ringgit. I left my backpack in the luggage storage in Hentian Bus Terminal for only 2 Ringgits. The airconditioned, spacious and beautifully designed Waktu Perjalanan Bus passed to…Continue Reading “Touring Kuala Terengganu on Waktu Perjalanan Bus”

Kuala Besut

I hurriedly went back to Ping Anchorage Travellers Inn and packed my stuff. With only a little over One Ringgit left, I decided to find a way to take the bus to Kuala Besut, have somebody change my dollars or plead to the fare collector if necessary. Then while checking my stuff, I noticed that I my other wallet was with me. Alas! It has an international debit card inside. I jumped on excitement and quickly grabbed my bag. Time was 7:15AM. The caretaker was…Continue Reading “Almost Perhentian”

Sunrise at Batu Buruk

The Moslem prayers from the nearby mosque woke me at six in the morning. It was still dark. I thought of going out but the gate was still locked. I tried to get back to sleep but I could not. I really wanted to go out to have a glimpse of sunrise from South China Sea. It piqued my curiosity because in the Philippines, I am used to seeing only sunsets in South China Sea. I contemplated on what should I do while staring at…Continue Reading “Sunrise at Pantai Batu Buruk”