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Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

Brunei

Tiny state in Borneo, sandwiched between Sarawak and Sabah. After it was a big regional player a few hundred years back, Brunei became rich upon the discovery of Oil in the 1940s. For a period time the Sultan of Brunei was the richest person in the world.

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Nasi Kerabu

main dish, rice dish | Malay
A Malay rice dish specialty from the east coast (Kelantan, Terengganu), liturally it means "Rice Salad"

Banana Leaf Rice

main dish, Vegetarian | Indian
This typical southern Indian rice dish is served on a banana leaf with a variety of vegetable and gravies and, optionally, meat

Green Curry

main dish | Thai
classical spicy thai dish with a thick soup of green curry and coconut milk

Tandoori Chicken

main dish | Indian, Mamak
indian roasted chicken dish

Pan Mee

main dish, noodle dish | Chinese
Hokkien-style egg noodle soup and one of the few Chinese dishes that are served with Sambal Belacan

Char Kway Teow

main dish, noodle dish | Chinese
Popular pan fried noodle dish with egg, vegetables, chinese sausages and cockles

Ayam Masak Merah

main dish | Fusion, Malay, Thai
Malay dish with tomato-based sauce, literally means red cooked Chicken

Murtabak

main dish | Indian, Mamak
Indian pancake filled with garlic, egg, onion, mutton or chicken

Pasembor

main dish | Chinese, Indian
salad with vegetables and prawn fritters topped with a thick spicy-sweet peanut sauce

Cantonese Yee Mee

main dish, noodle dish | Chinese
crispy noodles with an egg-based sauce, meat, squid, prawns and veggies

Fried Mee Hun

main dish, noodle dish | Chinese
fried thin noodles with vegetables, shrimp and meat

Maggie Goreng

main dish, noodle dish | Indian, Mamak
common low-budget Mamak meal of fried Maggie noodles with vegetables

Ayam Masak Kicap

main dish | Fusion, Malay, Thai
fast prepared dish based on soy sauce and chili sauce with chicken and veggies

Tom Yum

main dish, Soup | Thai
sour and spicy soup originating from Thailand

Wantan Mee

main dish, noodle dish | Chinese
mee noodles with wantan (dumplings with minced meat)

Nasi Lemak

main dish | Malay
Malaysian signature dish with coconut rice - a must try

Asam Laksa

main dish, noodle dish, Soup | Fusion, Nonya
sour-spicy fish-based soup with noodels

Mamak Rojak

main dish | Indian, Mamak
salad with vegetables, egg and prawn fritters topped with a thick spicy-sweet peanut sauce

Bak Kut Teh

main dish, Soup | Chinese
popular Chinese pork soup with tofu and salad leaves

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Limau Ais

beverage |
refreshing drink with fresh limes, syrup and water
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Roti Plaster

snack | Indian, Mamak
Roti Canai with an egg on top of it
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