Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Lang Tengah Trip (Day 3)

It was the last day on the island. We had nasi lemak for breakfast. After that, we packed our stuff and took some last shots before leaving the resort by boat at 8.30am.

Group photo

Liang took the lead

The water rises in the morning

"A little help?"

1st thing 1st: Sleep

Upon reaching the jetty at Merang, our bus was already there. We've decided to book a bus for a day tour in Kuala Terengganu since we were only leaving at night. So there'll be plenty of time for us to wander around the town.

Reaching the jetty

"Ahh, sien already"

Drying my shirt and towel in the bus =p

For the first destination of the day, we went to the famous crystal mosque. The mosque is located beside a river and in Taman Tamadun Islam. Apart from the crystal mosque, we also passed by other replica of mosques from all over the world eg. Eygpt, Turkey, Iran etc. There is also a mini Taj Mahal.
Crystal Mosque from the bridge
Taman Tamadun Islam
Reaching the moqsue
A tilted lamp post. Creative
Not really made of crystal la. Just a metaphor
We also met with one of our coursemates, Nadia who is staying in KT. She was kind enough to spend some time with us there. She also invited us to her dad's chicken rice store for lunch but nobody seems 'to be hungry at that time' and she left awhile later for some emergency reason.
Nadia and I
Before entering the mosque, we were all required to covered our aurat. Therefore, we wore...

Fatimah sekalian
Yea, we know that
Inside the mosque
A big crystal lamp right under the dome
"I pray jitty.blogspot to have more visitor"

What's up
Feeling hot inside!
Us outside the mosque
Yee Wei looks like a Japanese tourist
Some school kids visiting the place too
Next, we visited the state museum. It is the largest museum in Malaysia and it is built in accordance with the traditional architecture of Terengganu. That is why it looks almost like our UTM building. The design and motives of the UTM building were actually adapted from the Terrengganu state. Haha. We felt so familiar when coming near the museum, as if we are going back to our campus in Skudai.

The state museum
Here we come, UTM
Before entering the musem (which cost RM2 per person), we went to the outdoor where they have some galleries and showcase some boats and wooden houses.

At the museum entrance
The Terrengganu State Museum has several exhibits, including the Main Museum, Maritime Museum, Fisheries Museum, 4 traditional houses and botanic and herbs gardens. But we didn't went to all the places.
There are ten galleries showcasing textiles, crafts, historical, royal, nature, art, petroleum, Islamic, new generation and contemporary arts. The original batu bersurat is also kept in the museum.
Lunch at Kampong Cina
" Eh, tell u something..."

Sleeping in the bus
After the lunch we went to the visitor information center in town to ask if there are any more places that we could visit and we were suggested a few places like the batik stores, floating mosque and the Barok beach.
Mirror reflection of the ceiling in Visitors' Center
There was nothing much to see in the batik stores except for some booth to see how batik is produced and some expensive batik clothes and dresses. After visiting the stores we came to the floating mosque. It called a floating mosque because the mosque is built above the water, looks as if it is floating on the water. Other than that, it is just a typical mosque.
The floating mosque

For the last destination of the tour, we came to Barok Beach and spent around an hour there. It has a loong beach facing the South China Sea and the wind was coming non-stop from the sea.
The beach
Horse riding
Us again
Lim with ice cream
Intimate moment of David and Liang
Sook Yee, Beeli

Hui San, Karen, Yee Wei

Lim, Pau Chung

Ala, Liang

Me , David
The group
Some message for the precious ones

I bought a kite for RM10
David and Karen
Superheroes to save the building. Ehem..

Back to our bus

The bus dropped all of us at the KT Bus Terminal and we went to McD's for our dinner and stayed there until it was time to leave. We also had a suprise birthday celebration for the 3 of them...

Karen, Chiou Yann and Choon Wah

Since there wasn't any bakery shop nearby, McFlurry should replaced the cake. ^^

More: Lang Tengah Day 1 and Day 2 Trip


Ernest said...

Wow, such a nice trip u had! Hey, should hav ask me for sum tips and places 2 visit! In ChinaTown thr's a restaurant serving famous small buns (siu min pau) and noodles in the morning while at night u can find a food court where the drink stall serves fruit juices in gigantic glasses and another stall serving reli nice and fresh ikan bakar. The crystal mosque is best viewed in the morning or evenings as the reflection of the changing ambient light actually make the mosque looks like it's changing colour. But all in all, I tink u've pretty much covered KT in terms of the tourist attractions it has. Great planning!

Anonymous said...

pray for ur blog wo... i m praying bout me n wei chin lo.... hehehehe

NNNNNNinGGGG said...

so nice =)
too bad i no go

Jimmy said...

ernest: hey nice seeing u drop by here! yea since we only had a day in KT, we just went around the town. nice tips =)

san: oh. good luck then! ;)

ning ning: yealo, it could be more fun if u were there. ^^

Wallace Tan said...

Yea...really hv a nice trip..Thx J..B

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