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Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

Alor Setar

Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .

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Laksa Terengganu

noodle dish | Malay
Laksa Terengganu, the white Laksa Terengganu
the white Laksa Terengganu
The Terengganu version of Laksa comes with a thick fish-coconut gravy
also known as:

Coconut Milk, fish, onions, curry, tamarind, plus the raw ingredients: cucumber, cabbage, bunga halia

Laksa Terengganu, the sauce (brown version) and the raw ingredients
the sauce (brown version) and the raw ingredients

Laksa Terengganu, Laksa Teregganu before adding gravy
Laksa Teregganu before adding gravy

Laksa Terengganu, the brown version of Laksa Terengganu
the brown version of Laksa Terengganu

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Laksam is a rice noodle dish from the east coast of Malaysia with a white thick fish-coconut gravy and Sambal

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