Thursday, May 05, 2011

Road trip to Kuantan

We drove to Kuantan on the eastern coast of Malaysia over the Easter weekend. Malaysia is very diverse and none of the places we've visited so far have been like the other (Kuala Lumpur was the quintessential busy Asian city, Cameron Highlands had the hilly tea plantations & forest areas, Port Dickson had the small 'kampong' appeal & Melaka had a side-serving of history & heritage).Kuantan has the good old blue-beach-white-sand combination which never goes out of style. What surprised us about Kuantan is that its much more urban than we expected & has its share of high rises; highways; western coffee shops & malls (I learnt later its one of the big cities in Malaysia). It's famous for a turtle sanctuary which we never made to because K refused to get off the beach (why poke a monster when he is content) & the spa was more enticing :)

1 comment:

Moi said...

beautiful beach colors......wants me to go to the sea to sniff the brine in the air!