I did a drive along coastal road in Terengganu head up to Kelantan (northern most state on the east of  Peninsular Malaysia). Believe me, it was one of the best road journey I ever had with long stretch of pristine beaches on your right along the drive – you can stop in any of the beach to catch some break, snap picture at fishing villages, grab some local delights during tea time – fried bananas called “goreng pisang” and deep fried fish chips know as “keropok lekor”.

Then a jetty to the famous holiday gateway – Pulau Perhentian and Turtle Santuary Rantau Abang. You will discovered the popular Hai Peng Kopitiam (local coffee shop) in the small town of Kemaman and will not miss the huge Petronas oil refinery plant in Paka.  Do not miss to taste the stuffed crab (crab flesh stuffed inside the shell and deep fried)  in Kemaman for dinner – was something new for my taste bud.

All in all a wonderful experience before a totally new one in Kota Bharu (cultural difference at each of the three eastern peninsular states are distinct)  😀

a coastal scene from Kuantan town..

Paka Oil Refinery Plant..

Kemaman Hai Peng Kopitiam


Nasi Dagang..

Nasi Lemak..

Bread Toast, Half-boiled Egg with the best coffee in town

Beach along the coast road..

Turtle Santuary…Rantau Abang

Marang Fishing Depot..


stopover at Marang town..

another “break” moment on the beach..

Kemaman stuffed crab..btw the link does not work

the journey came to an end with the green sight of Kota Bharu, Kelantan