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Alor Setar

Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .

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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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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Pan Mee

main dish, noodle dish | Chinese
Hokkien-style egg noodle soup and one of the few Chinese dishes that are served with Sambal Belacan
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Cendol

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