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Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. Kuching is the most populous city in the state of Sarawak and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. Kuching means “cat” in Malay.

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.

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Lok-Lok, Lok-Lok stall in Jalan Alor, KL
Lok-Lok stall in Jalan Alor, KL
2012, photo: Scotty & Franzi
a variety of meat, tofu and vegetable on sticks to dip in boiling water
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Lok-Lok is something like a Steamboat street version with the exception that you deep the sticks in boiling water, not a soup. Lok-Lok carts generally have a huge amount of different types especially the Chinese version: sausages, ham, intestines, vegetable, century eggs, tofu (bean curd) and more. After boiling you deep it in a hot chili or peanuts sauce or mayonnaise.

anything edible that can be put on a stick

Lok-Lok, Lok-lok

Lok-Lok, Lok-Lok stall in Jalan Alor, KL
Lok-Lok stall in Jalan Alor, KL
2012, photo: Scotty & Franzi

Lok-Lok, Seafood, fishball, mushrooms
Seafood, fishball, mushrooms
2012, photo: Scotty & Franzi

Lok-Lok, veggies and meat...
veggies and meat...
2012, photo: Scotty & Franzi

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similar to fondue where raw ingredients are thrown in a soup until they are ready to eat


marinated dices of meat on bamboo skewers grilled over charcoal fire, served with a spicy peanut sauce

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