Pantai Teluk Bidara
Terengganu are well known for it beautiful beaches. One of them is Pantai Teluk Bidara. We didn’t had the chance to spend a longer time here because it was getting dark soon and there was a long way to our destination. But we would definitely come again to this beautiful beach if we had the chance in future. The Beaches.
Turtle Museum - This museum needs renovation and fund from the local government. What's inside of it are very informative and useful to whoever will drop by to see the museum.
Most of the exhibits that you can find here are dioramas and photos of the turltle...From the time they mate to laying of eggs .
Although selling and eating turtle eggs are prohibited by the local government for the people to do so....still you can find in the local markets that they still sell fresh and boiled turtle eggs.
The mosque is not really built with crystal...they used a high quality glass that almost give the same shine as crystal. The mosque is really amusing. It's located at Pulau Wan Man...you can drive there or take a boat...cruise through the Terengganu river. At night...they got this spot lights that come with many colors all around the mosque...so you can see the mosque changing colors every a few seconds.
As Bukit Puteri was used as the official residence of the Sultan as well as a defensive fotress in its early days, a "singgahsana" (raised platform or dais) was built within the fotress itself. Unlike other singgahsana comonly found in the royal palaces, the singgahsana is very simple in its design. However, this singgahsana plays an important role then as it was here where the Sultan discussed about war strategies with his generals during the civil war.
At the back of the singgahsana is where the other components of the fotress are located - a flag pole, a light house and a small cave (Gua Puteri). Just like in the old days, the 18 meters high flag pole is still being used until today to raise the royal flag when ever there are any royal ceremonies held. The light house still functioned primarily as a guide for fishermen and sailors that sail into the river mouth of Sungai Terengganu. As for Gua Puteri (it is actually just a hole on the ground, not really a cave), it was used then as a place to keep the gun powder, stone and iron bullets to defend the fort in case of enemies attack.
Kuala Terangganu..The Beauty of the East Coast
It took us almost 10 hrs on the road before we finally reached KT. We had several stops to stretch our tired feet and legs plus the fact we have to comfort ourselves once in awhile.
It may have been a long road trip but the scenries which you will find along the way somehow eases your boredom and long wait.
The oil refineries at night are like space shuttles about to launch anytime
KT as they call it is a very laid back, simple and peaceful place. Not so much of the big malls and restaurants plus coffeeshops which you cna find in KL.
Somehow it can be a total isolation from the city...So, next time you think of being cast away..KT is one place to go.