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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.

Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

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Nasi Kerabu

main dish, rice dish | Malay
Nasi Kerabu, Nasi-kerabu
Nasi-kerabu
A Malay rice dish specialty from the east coast (Kelantan, Terengganu), liturally it means "Rice Salad"
also known as:


ingedients:
shredded ingredients: mackerel, shallots, long beans, lemon grass, coconut, cucumber - sugar, white pepper, budu, keropok

Nasi Kerabu, Nasi Kerabu with Keropok
Nasi Kerabu with Keropok
home-made Nasi Kerabu


Nasi Kerabu, the salad (kerabu) ingredients of the home-made version of Nasi Kerabu
the salad (kerabu) ingredients of the home-made version of Nasi Kerabu


Nasi Kerabu, bean sprouts
bean sprouts


Nasi Kerabu, Cucumber, Daun Kesum, Lemongrass
Cucumber, Daun Kesum, Lemongrass
Daun Kesum is also known as Persicaria odorata or Vietnamese coriander


Nasi Kerabu, Shallots, Long Bean
Shallots, Long Bean


Nasi Kerabu, shredded mackerel
shredded mackerel


Nasi Kerabu, Budu sauce
Budu sauce
sauce made from salt and fermented anchovys


Nasi Kerabu, Keropok Keping
Keropok Keping






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Keropok

snack based on fish, squid or prawn, can be prepared as crackers (Keropok Keping) or sausage (Keropok Lekor)

Budu

Budu is a dipping sauce from the eastcoast (Terengganu, Kelantan) and Southern Thailand made from fermented anchovies

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