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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.

Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

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Nasi Lemak

main dish | Malay
Nasi Lemak, Nasi Lemak
Nasi Lemak
Malaysian signature dish with coconut rice - a must try
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Nasi Lemak is a famous local dish, sometime it is even called the national dish of Malaysia. The rice is cooked in coconut milk and is served along with sliced cucumber, roasted peanuts, dried anchovies (ikan bilis), half a hard-boiled egg and a spicy sambal sauce. Often Nasi Lemak is served with rendang chicken. A simple version of Nasi Lemak wrapped in a banana leaf or newspaper can be found at road side stalls or restaurants as a take-a-way breakfast in the morning.



ingedients:
rice, sliced cucumber, roasted peanuts, dried anchovies (ikan bilis), half a hard-boiled egg, a spicy sambal sauce

Nasi Lemak on Wikipedia:

Nasi lemak is a dish sold in Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and Southern Thailand. In Kuala Lumpur, it is called the national dish, a national heritage of Malaysia. The version sold in the east coast of Malaysia, Terengganu and Kelantan is called Nasi Dagang although both dishes can usually be found sold side by side for breakfast. There is a similar dish in Indonesia called nasi uduk.

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Nasi Lemak
Nasi Lemak



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Rendang

Minangkabau specialty with beef cooked with coconut and spices for hours

Satay

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

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