We had our second honeymoon at Kuala Terengganu (KT) last month. Since it is end of year and it is monsoon, we decided not to go to island area. So we just spent our quality time in Kuala Terengganu, took the opportunity to visit all the historical place surroundings.
We book tickets two months earlier. From the tickets, it shown that our flight will be departed from LCCt at 0700am on the 12th November, 2010. We spent our Thursday night at my sis, Kekna’s house in Sepang, so that it will be much easier for us to reach LCCT on that morning. The funny part is, we missed the flight. Okay, it’s not funny. It’s should be irony ;p. En Selangor, you can put the blame on me ;p
Okay, enuff with the missed flight story. =)
At the first place, we planned to go to somewhere else worth it. Singapore was our first choice. But after thinking of several pros and cons, we’ve decided not to waste the return tickets. So I called Kekna to pick us up at LCCT and send us to Terminal Putrajaya to take a bus to Kuala Terengganu.
We had a longgg journey from Putrajaya to KT. It took us almost nine hours to reach there. Orang kata pejam celik pejam celik, tidoq jaga tidoq jaga pon tak sampai-sampai lagi T__T
As we reached there, Aimi, my bestfriend when I were in UiTM Shah Alam already waited for us at the station, together with her husband. They took us to the hotel first to put our stuff before having dinner together.
Taman Warisan KT was te first place we go after having our dinner. There’s a curve bridge called Jambatan Goyang-goyang by the local. Aimi said the curve shape of the bridge make we feel like goyang-goyang whenever we step on that bridge and look down to the water. At the first place, I laughed when Aimi explained that to me. But yeah, it’s true, man! Memang rasa bergoyang-goyang! Heheh
I don’t have a pictures of that so-called Jambatan Goyang-goyang in my collection. So I Googled, and here’s the bridge. Source here.
Us @Pulau Warisan, KT.
Me and Aimi Suzila. She’s our tourist guide, she got a perfect info for each place in KT.
Paid RM5 each and we got 15minutes experience cruise ride along Sungai Terengganu.
So that was our first and only activity on our first day there. Aimi and husband sent us back to our hotel. It was a tiring journey we had from KL to KT. So we had a deep sleep that night and woke up fresh in the net morning. Around 0830am, Aimi came to pick us up and continue our journey to visit all the historical place around KT. We headed to our first stop of the day to have our breakfast.
Me and Aimi at a Nasi Dagang stall. This stall brought a controversy last 5 years when they sold nasi dagang+kepala ikan tongkol cost RM45! Remember? Luckily we didn’t order for kepala ikan tongkol on that day. Phew~
Right in the middle of KT, stand a replica of Batu Bersurat, dated 702 Hijri calendar. It’s a proof that Islam had reached Malaya even 700 years before this.
Me and Aimi @Bulatan Batu Bersurat.
We continued our journey to Bukit Puteri, which is located near to Pasar Payang. It was built to defend the lands from enemy attack. Also, it was said to has originated as a place of residence for Puteri Bunian. At the height of 200m above the ground, this hill gives a good view of the Kuala Terengganu town.
Me and En Selangor at the bottom of Bukit Puteri.
The entrance to the top hill to get a nice view of KT.
What a nice view from the top of the hill.
Then we headed to a must-visit place in KT. Guess what? Heheh. Pasar Payang it is. Haruslah singgah sini kan sebab nak beli souvenirs untuk famili. It’s a favorite destination of tourist as this combination of a wet market and shopping arcade sells interesting local handicrafts like batik, songket, keropok lekor and many more.
En Selangor poses with a cute pant sold there.
I was like *speechless* looking at the batiks’ price displayed T___T
Awat mahai sangat tak tau?
Mampu gayakan macam ni je la kot ;p
View at the wet market. Baaanyak sangat barang jualan sampai makcik-makcik yang jual ni kena duduk atas meja barang.
Bukti kami membeli belah di pasar Payang ;p
After spending not-much money at Pasar Payang, Aimi brought us to Taman Tamadun Islam (TTI). It is the first Islamic edutainment theme park in the world, I guess. Correct me if I’m wrong. TTI has 21 replicas of famous mosques and Islamic monuments. Among them are Taj Mahal of India, Masjidil haram of Makkah Al Mukarramah, Samara Grand Mosque of Iraq and Suleyman Mosque of Turkey. This visit was a great experience not to forget. All mosques and monuments are the scaled down of the original. Very detail, i tell you~~.
At D’Benteng cafe, in TTI area.
This is our precious Masjidil Harram. The largest mosque in the world.
Spotted. It surrounds the Kaaba, The House of Allah.
This is the Crystal Mosque of Terengganu. The icon of TTI and Kuala Terengganu itself. It is considered unique as it is the first and only mosque built from steel and glass.
We ended our journey at TTI around 3pm and headed Restoran Kuah Singgang for lunch. Yummeh! Then Aimi brought us to talk a walk at pantai Teluk Ketapang. We took the opportunity to taste the popular menu there, sotong celup tepung. But for me, it is just the common sotong goreng tepung like we usually order in any Kelantanese restaurant everywhere =)
Me and Aimi, posing in front of the Singgang’s place =)
Me and En Selangor at Pantai Teluk Ketapang.
BFF in action! i miss you, Aimi! =)
We spent our last night at friend’s house, very close to the airport. Thank you Encik Lokman, Puan Laily and Kak Chik for treating us very well. We felt like home there =)
Time to leave. It was 0800 in the morning. Thank you Puan Laily for sending us to the airport.
Great experience we had in KT. Next entry I will share with you guys how we had a one-day-trip to Fraser Hills for our 6th months anniversary. =)
heyAwak: It was such a great 5 months anniversary experience we had there.