Negeri Terengganu Off The Beaten Path
Off The Beaten Path
Off The Beaten Path
Off The Beaten Path
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Visit the isolated Pantai Teluk Bidara
If you have been following my pages, you will know that Malay for beach is pantai. Here is an isolated beach that I would say isn't hard to get there if you drive.Firstly, you should be traveling on Malaysia's Highway 3 towards Kuala Terengganu. A good place to start off will be Kijal. i stayed at the Awana Kijal Golf and Beach Resort. As soon as you pass Kampung Dungun, you will cross the bridge over Sungai Dungun. A sign on the road will point you to turn to Taman Rekreasi Pantai Teluk Bidara.Just keep driving and don't worry about the seemingly endless road going in. You will pass by a place overlooking scores of fishing boats and then a kampung. Might see some cows and the road will be layed with the "mines". Drive carefully. Look for signs that point to "Taman Rekreasi Pantai Teluk Bidara". You will reach it easily. Just remember the turns you make to return to the main highway....
Visit Pantai Kemasik
Observe the life of fishermen in Terengganu and see this fascinating beach. Known for its rock formations with trees growing on them. It's just 10 minutes drive north of Kijal. Pantai Kemasik is usually missed by travelers. Great photo opportunities here.
Where to stay? I can't help you man!!
I only visited Kenyir once and will come back for more actions some time soon. Since I didn't cross over to the resorts area and we just camp by the lake side. Our small little tent protects us from rain (it actually rained) although some leaking does happen. You might not follow my Kenyir tips if you're browsing on my Terengganu page. This is actually part of my 1998 bike trip with Mark covering upper half of Peninsular Malaysia. Please use the site map bellow for full story.Site Map:Kuala Lumpur (via Karak Highway) > Maran > Kuantan > Cherating > Dungun/Tanjung Jara > Marang > Kuala Terengganu > Tasik Kenyir (you are here)> Jerteh (Air Panas LA) > Kota Bharu (next destination)> Pengkalan Kubor > Pasir Mas > Jeli > Gerik > Sungai Petani > Butterworth > Penang > Ipoh > Kellie’s Castle > Cameron Highlands > Kuala Lumpur.
Fish Farm Visit
Since we didn't cross over to the resorts side of the islands, we actually go for a short lake tour which includes a fish farm visit. Of course you guys don't come this far just for the lake tour. You should cross over to the islands because there are tons of activities can be arranged there. From fishing to islands hoping, to waterfall visit, swimming and trekking.Well, I can't make it there but I do read brochures you know.
We arrived at Kenyir quite late and not able to cross over to "island". Partially we afraid of our bikes will be disappearing by the time we return from the lake. We decided to pitch the tent in the rain and our dinner is Magee Mee in My Mug.Note:Since VT does not have Kenyir as tourist destination, I will make use of Terengganu off the beaten path for my Kenyir story (a brief account for my 1998 bike tour with Mark).
Lata Belatan Waterfalls
This is one of the several waterfalls in Terengganu, and it is located not far away from Kuala Terengganu (the State capital). You can have a picnic here in the nice park next to the waterfall, or go swimming in the cooling and clear water.
go on the herbal trek and see the wonders nature have to offer.. various plants used as traditional remedy.. see or maybe even try the traditional aphrodisiacs.. tongkat ali for the guys.. kacip fatimah for the ladies.. oh, and enjoy a cup of herbal tea.. :)
Pulau Gemia and Pulau Kapas-...
Pulau Gemia and Pulau Kapas- these two islands are not *must*, but worth of visiting if you like “isolated” islands.Some six kilometers off the coast of Eastern Malaysia and Magang harbour (40 kilometers from Kuala Terengganu) lie two fancy and tiny islands Pulau Gemia and Pulau Kapas (“pulau” means island, if you did not guess it already).These two islands separate distinctively from each other. While Pulau Kapas is good but quite normal beach-and-party island, Pulau Gemia is private-owned resort with only one hotel. So if you are more interest to cheap accommodation, good company and easy suntanning, head to Pulau Kapas. Minor drawback is that Pulau Kapas is very popular in the weekend among the local people from coast.If you are more after isolated relaxing, deluxe accommodation and gourmet dining, head to Pulau Gemia. It’s basic feeling is like in murder mystery of British...
Tasek Herbal Kenyir
If you want to know what a Tongkat Ali looks like, or better still, if you want to try a pure tongkat ali drink, you've come to the right place.The drink is super bitter :
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