Day03 Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

11:59 pm Malaysia, Motorbike/Motorcycle, Travel
Local Travel Only Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
Distance Travelled 31km

Day three was very much a rest day.  We got up early, had breakfast and tried to find out where the Adventist Church might be.  Unfortunately there isn’t one in this area – the closest was back in Cukai, about 10km north of where we had spent the previous night.  So we decided to have our own worship and take it easy.

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Around mid-day we wandered into town – this really is a pretty place.  There were lots of boats coming into the harbour.

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We had lunch with the locals, and then rode around town looking at the nice architecture and gardens.  We then had afternoon tea – all very relaxing.

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We realised that we hadn’t taken any photos, so I dropped Rebecca at the hotel and went back to take some photos.

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The market was very quiet, as it was late afternoon.  Notice the boy doing the ironing.  Also notice the McDonald’s sign in Arabic script.  When the Muslim missionaries came to Malaysia, they brought with them the Arabic script and developed a system for writing Malay using the Arabic characters.  For this reason it is common to see Arabic writing in Malaysia.

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This is the hotel we stayed in.  Notice the poor housing surrounding the hotel.  Notice also the satellite dish on the roof of one of those houses.  I went for a swim just as another storm was coming in from the north.  However, it never actually arrived where we were.

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We closed Sabbath as the sun was setting near the ‘floating mosque’.  The mosque is not actually floating, but it looks that way as it is built on water.  As you can see from the photos, it was getting dark while we were there.

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Then we headed to Chinatown (Jalan Kampung Cina – literally Street Town China).  The family was resting on the floor of one of the restaurants – it really was a quiet night.

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We had a lovely dinner in one of the restaurants, and then returned to the hotel to watch the moon rise.

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