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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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Apam Balik

dessert, snack |
Apam Balik is a pancake or more like a waffle that is usually filled with sugar, corn and peanuts but there can also be many variations from chocolate fillings to even Durian.

Roti Bom

dessert, snack | Indian, Mamak
a variety of Roti Canai with margarine added to the dough

Roti Pisang

dessert, snack | Indian, Mamak
variety of Roti Canai with Banana inside

Roti Tissue

dessert, snack | Indian, Mamak
very creative type of Roti Canai - cripsy and sweet

Cendol

dessert | Indonesian
traditional Javanese dessert with shaved ice, coconut milk and starched noodles

Kuih Ketayap

dessert | Malay
dessert with sugar and coconut flakes in a green rolled up pancake

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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"
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Sizzling Yee Mee

noodle dish | Fusion
Yee Mee noodles served on a hot plate with shitake mushroom, egg, kailan and chicken
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