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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.

Gunung Mulu National Park

The Gunung Mulu National Park in Borneo (near Miri) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with caves and karst formations. The caves are home to over 5 million bats who exit the caves in search for food every evening in a spectacular way.

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Keropok

snack | Malay
Keropok, Keropok Lekor
Keropok Lekor
snack based on fish, squid or prawn, can be prepared as crackers (Keropok Keping) or sausage (Keropok Lekor)
also known as:
Keropok Lekor, Keropok Keping, Krupuk

In Malaysia Keropok Lekor is a specialty in the east coast state of Terengganu. The "fish sausages" are cooked first and later deep-fried and are best to be eaten while still hot with sweet chili or Sambal Belacan dip.
A completely different kind of Keropok is Keropok Keping and it comes in different flavours : fish, squid and prawn. Here the Keropok is shaped into even bigger tubes and cut into thin slices to let it dry in the sun.



ingedients:
Fish (Ikan Parang or Ikan Kembong) or Squid or Prawn, Sago Flour, Salt, Water, Ice Cubes, Pandan Leaves.

What's good?
to eat it right after deep frying when it is still warm

Where to find?
virtually everywhere in Terengganu, otherwise at street stalls and Pasar Malams (night markets)

Keropok on Wikipedia:

Krupuk, kerupuk, or kroepoek in (Indonesia); Keropok in (Malaysia); bánh phồng tôm in Vietnam; prawn crackers in British English, shrimp chips or shrimp crackers in American English; is a popular snack in parts of East and Southeast Asia. Krupuk are deep fried crackers made from prawns and starch.

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Keropok
Keropok Keping
the crunchy Keropok (similiar to crisps / chips)



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Nasi Kerabu

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

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