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Cukai Things to Do

  • Yak Yah firefly watching

    This place is about 11km NE of Cukai along T131. Here, along the banks of the small river, you can see lights emitted by these fireflies. There are boats where you can cruise around and be immersed in the experience, but just standing on the pier itself, you can already see the lights from these insects. As the area is quite isolated from the city,...

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  • Marvelous beach

    If you ever come here, dont forget to come to the Telok Kalong and Kijal Beach.If you are a surfer, this is a great place to surf beside Cherating.Compare to the Cherating beach which are too crowded, this beach is a perfect place to release your tension.

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  • Masjid Jamek Cukai

    Masjid Jamek Cukai is the old mosque of Cukai with quite a unique architecture - simple yet functional.

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Cukai Restaurants

  • Stuffed Crab

    Cukai is famous for stuffed crab and the best can be found in Tong Juan. This dish is basically meshed crab meat with egg which is stuffed into the crab-shell and served. You can also order other seafood items like steamed fish, butter prawns or cockles. Personally, I find nothing special in the rest of the dishes. Only the stuffed crab is worth...

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  • Drink the coffee here...

    The best coffee in town is definitely Hai Peng. Enjoy a cup of hot local-brewed coffee with a nice pack of nasi dagang! Or you can also have an assortment of kueh, toast bread, half-boiled egg, nasi lemak etc. You can also do it western style - order an ice-blended coffee! Yup... they have that too. But the best must still be the hot local coffee....

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  • Don't miss this place for a great cuppa

    Local food like nasi lemak and nasi dagang but what is great is the coffee. Order one! Make that two! I know, I had two. Its the coffee. Just get the coffee. Don't miss the kaya roti too.

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Cukai Transportation

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    by zuyao Updated Mar 23, 2007

    If you are driving into Terengganu via Cukai, you may want to know that petrol in Terengganu is 1 sen/liter more expensive than other parts of Malaysia (due to transportation costs). It's RM1.92/ltr elsewhere but RM1.93/ltr in Terengganu. So fill up before you cross the Terengganu border! If you are coming from Kuantan, there is a Shell petrol station on your right just before the Terengganu arch. That's the place I usually filled up.

    And beware when driving in Terengganu because cows are the kings of the road. Give way to crossing cows, bulls, goats and wild boars! You wouldn't want to mess with them. Don't honk as the cows may go beserk!

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Cukai Warnings and Dangers

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    by zuyao Updated Mar 23, 2007

    Beware of cows, goats, sheeps, wild boars and even tapirs crossing the road anywhere in Terengganu. They are the kings of the roads. Getting into an accident with the cows will damage your cars and worse still make a whole village angry! They blame you for it even though they failed to take care of their herd!

    You have to be extra careful on deserted roads (off the main trunk roads) as big herds of cows may be strolling down the road in the middle of the night and you can't see them from far. Drive with extreme care!

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Cukai Favorites

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  • Kopitiam

    This Kopitiam is running out of space and they already expanded their territory to the pavement and also to the empty land beside their restaurant and the moment I go I saw customers have to stand to wait for tables and chairs. If you are looking for this kind of place, you should try Cukai.

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  • Kopitiam

    This Kopitiam is selling all kinds of Kopi (Coffee in Malay is Kopi) from Ice Blended to Vietnamese Kopi and the taste is very Cukai and very Kemaman. Beside drinking Kopi, you can eat the bun with kaya and you also have local dishes such as Nasi Dagang, Nasi Lemak, Mee Hoon Goreng and many more yummy foods.

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  • Kopitiam

    Try to avoid visiting this kopitiam on holidays because you couldn't even sit as all the chairs and tables already occupied and you have stand to stare at peoples eating and drinking. That's okay to me because I can't happily take photos of them and enjoy my peoples watching. Make sure you try this kopitiam (Cafe) of Cukai.

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