Saturday, June 09, 2012

Trip to Pulau Tenggol...

Heard quite a bit about the scuba diving in Pulau (island) Tenggol, off the coast of the state of Trengganu on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia...
Made a trip there in 2009... and found out that the diving was not much to shout about...
Furthermore, my underwater photos were totally washed out as I was trying out to figure out how to operate the (then) new camera...
So, it was not surprising that the pictures above the water was better...
This peanut-nibbling squirrel came really close to us when we were relaxing in the bungalow... perhaps about a meter away?
Don't really know the name of this flower...
It was quite big, and the tree was thriving at the sandy beach...
After dinner one day, we strolled along the beach...
The scene from this distance was not too bad...
On the return leg, spent a whole day at Kuala Trengganu city...
The interesting parts of the city was within walking distance from our hotel...  
The shot above is the city market... 
I was, as usual, looking for durians...
We had enough time to take a ferry to the other side of the Trengganu River...
The specialty of the folks there were fish cakes and shrimp paste aka 'belacan'... 
My missus suggested that we try the fish cakes...
Tried we did, and almost immediately, I found myself groaning... serious diarrhea attack... ooh...