23 Jul - 25 Jul 2011 Kuantan

Southeast Asia
Pahang Darul Makmur
59 Jalan Haji Abdul Aziz
Hotel Kosma +6095162214 azzurri_77@yahoo.com
Clean double room, with air-con, wifi and prayer rug, for MYR 50.- or US$ 16.80 per night.

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Exploring the city centre of Kuantan, the capital of Pahang, the largest state in Peninsular Malaysia, taking a stroll along the riverbank of the Kuantan River and thereafter watching a traditional silat demonstration (this Malay martial art originated in the 15th century CE in Malacca), which was accompanied by music from drums and gongs and reminded us of a mating dance performed gayly, right in-front of Kuantan’s star attraction, the State Mosque aka Masjid Sultan Ahmad Shah, one of the east coast’s most impressive mosques.

Dining together with our friends Christina & Liau at famous seafood grill Ana Ikan Bakar Petai +60199878155 in nearby Kampung Tanjung Lumpur and feasting on ikan bawal emas (golden pomfret, MYR 45.- per kg) and ikan pari (stingray, MYR 30.- per kg), both barbecued with delicious, chilli-based sambal and stink beans aka petai in a banana leaf.

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