Kampong Rantau Abang Travel Guide
'guest house' at seaside
sleep under ''NO" roof
Kampong Rantau Abang
Although it is quite some time since i saw a turtle laying its eggs, just persevere and you may be fortunate enough to observe one. We walked quietly up and down the beach at midnight without success until the fourth night when we observed a huge leatherback turtle in the...
Ninja Turtle @Rautau Abang
Rantau Abang was the "place" for Leatherback turtle sighting (my father's time). And he described that the turtles are as big as a car.That's why when I grow up, turtle sighting is a must for me. But now the Leatherback is almost extinct & sighting is rare.Here I'm, so eager...
Sands at Rantau Abang
Sands particle at Rantau Abang is bigger than any beach I ever visited. This sand is really hot & will definitely cause injury to you if you walk bare footed day time. Probably that is one reason why turtles select this stretch of beaches as nesting ground.By night, you can...
Our trip is almost wasted, because no sighting 3 nights in the row. The fishery officer can actually sensed our disappointment & finally show us baby turtle that about to release to open water.Mel, my brother & Doreen were still happily playing & taking photos of these baby...
Rantau Abang (Must Know)
Rantau Abang is famous for the shortness of the beach which goes into the ocean, as there is a huge drop of depth very quickly near the beach. This means that it becomes easier for the turtle to come ashore at night. Means less crawling on the beach, which is a difficult...
Things to Eat (a.k.a. Dinner)
In my Terengganu page i mentioned that we had coconut for dinner that is actually just the half truth. The truth is, after 10pm (having unload baggage, shower, pitch the tents).... we suddenly feel hungry. So, i go search out the burner cube and we cook some Maggi instant...
Mesmerizing.Sunny morning.Then it got real hot. Not only you can bake in the sand, you'ld get cooked.
The beach in front of Dahimah's Guest House. If you can wake up before the sunrise, walking across the bridge (easy) over to the beach from the guest house in the dark/just before twilight is fun. Of course you'll need a torch light. I was alone on this beach when I took...
I came here to watch the Giant Leatherback turtle lay it's eggs and I wasn't disappointed!We were not allowed to take photo's as this would possibly upset the mother, but we crowded around and watched her lay about 100 or so eggs before crawling back to the sea. A fantastic...
Dahimah's Guest House: Turtle Beach Budget Best
Firstly, a warning about swimming in the sea: Becareful when it's high tide. Check with the keepers if it's safe to go into the water.Budget stay, with all the basics (attached toilet with shower, fan/aircond, double bed etc, towels, mini bar of soap, roll of toilet paper)....
Marang Resort & Safaris: Turtles Beach Luxurious Best
Didn't stay here, but it's a nice place to just drop by for a visit. Nice big place with chalets, nice river view and a beautiful beach. Romantic. Watch out for some sort of poops though on the beach. Stay here if you can afford it, not too expensive; if not you can just...
De'Teratai Beach Resort: Prestine Turtle Beach of Rantau Abang
This is not a star rated kind of hotel. Operated by a local Malay family, the rooms are quite basic. They are chalets with air-con and bathroom attached. There are a few of these resorts in the area but this resort is nearest to the beach. Note that this resort does not...
Dahimah's Guest House: The Room at Dahimah's
This is one the room which I stayed alone. To me it's cozy and the fan was good enuf. Attached bathroom. I'm sorry if my photo makes it look eerie, just have to be honest with you. I swear I felt really alone. Going with someone or in a group will help you not to think about...
Joo's tent: Joo's tent
Joo's tent is the best of all accomodation. My tent is available anytime free of charge except that I have to search for toilet and bathroom, that's why I need to setup the tent near to any chalets or hotels. Tent is good but I suggest you do this at least 2 persons, if not...
Mikima Restaurant: Mikima Restaurant
Mikima Restaurant is the restaurant I recommended for tourists. Since I was camping without cooking facilities, I have to search for foods around the beach and here I found this Mikima Restaurant with delicious foods. I had a sweet sour fried fish with rice and pineapple, cucumber with curry. Drinks was normal, so I asked for Pepsi twist.
Written May 5, 2004
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Blue Skies and Beaches
Favorite thing: We were at Rantau Abang for the 1st time to watch turtle climbing up to the seashore to lay their eggs. It is quite disappointed when we were told that the footprint of turtle had disappeared since few years ago. Local people here are very nice and polite. They are helpful and willing to communicate with u. Fishing squid is a favourite activities of local people or tourist. We are lucky tat night because we had taste a BBQ squid treated by locals.
Fondest memory: Luckily the fantastic view doesn’t let us down, we spend sometime to take some photograph, some read their books, some swimming,some just sit down to watch the sunrise. Do you ever try to make your own teas &taste it at seaside? It’s a wonderful moment.
Look at the collection of shells at Rantau Abang. Someone will be jealousy with them.
Written Jul 1, 2007
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