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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.

Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

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Vada

snack | Indian, Mamak
Vada, Vada
Vada
spicy southern Indian snack made of potatoes, dal and spices
also known as:
vadai, wada, vade

ingedients:
dal, potato

Where to find?
Mamak stalls and restaurants

Vada on Wikipedia:

Vada (Tamil: வடை, Telugu: వడ, Kannada: ವಡೆ, Malayalam: വട); also known as vadai, wada or vade; pronounced "vah-daa", "vah-dey", or "vah-die"), is a savoury snack from South India, shaped like a doughnut and made from dal, lentil or potato. It is a traditional South Indian food known from antiquity. Vada can vary in size and shape, but are similar to the Western doughnut; however, the Indian vada is spicy rather than sweet.

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Keropok

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

Mamak Stalls / Restaurants

Mamak stalls are restaurants in Malaysia run by Muslim Indians.

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