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Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

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Satay

side dish | Indonesian, Malay marinated dices of meat on bamboo skewers grilled over charcoal fire, served with a spicy peanut sauce

Bergedel

side dish | Indonesian, Malay mashed potato patties with vegetables (sometimes also meat)

Rendang

side dish | Indonesian, Malay Minangkabau specialty with beef cooked with coconut and spices for hours

Popiah

side dish, snack | Chinese fresh spring roll

Chapati

side dish, snack | Indian, Mamak basic flat indian bread made of dough, water and salt

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Pasembor

main dish | Chinese, Indian salad with vegetables and prawn fritters topped with a thick spicy-sweet peanut sauce

Yee Sang

Salad | Chinese Teochew-style raw fish salad, traditional dish for Chinese New Year

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