Hey hey all! 😀
Yes, I'm in a land foreign to me. Though I ain't proud to say that I've never stepped foot in Kuantan, Pahang before (it's the largest state in Peninsular Malaysia) I am, in every sense of the word, a tourist in my own country this time round. 😀
But first, here's a pretty sight to see along the North-South highway en route to Pahang!
Yup, it was a faint rainbow somewhere in the distance
After a slight drizzle 😀
Being a first timer in Kuantan, one can't help but to stare in amazement at the HUGE street signs along the roads!
Prolly meant for the short sighted or elderly people. But then again, there can't be that much senior citizens in Kuantan to warrant them ALL huge signages, right? *ponders*
My point exactly.
I swear they are 3 times the size of normal road signs of all the other states of Malaysia!
And well, their moralistic roadsigns can mess up the minds of the guilty!
Translated from Bahasa Malaysia :
Don't you feel guilty? Throwing rubbish out of your vehicles?
So after settling down in the hotel with The Star R.AGE team, off we headed to Pak Su (Soon) Restaurant.
It's quite a popular foodie outlet for fresh and top-notch seafood! 😀
Don't exactly remember what we ordered, but there were definitely fish, crabs, prawns, bean curds, squids and so much more on the table!
Ian and I before the food arrived 😀
Ooohhhhhhh glorious baby coconuts!
Yes I know we can get them in any part of Malaysia, as they grow in abundance!
But STILL. 😛
Honestly, the pincers of that crab served was enormous 😀
So can you imagine the SIZE of the entire crustacean!?
After a hearty (and rather pricey) dinner, we all adjourned to Teluk Chempedak for some supper by the beach
Totally loved the concept of the McDonalds there!
Very homely and al-fresco style 😀
Beaches are love. Ain't it?
Strolling by the beach. But all alone? 😛
Prince charming, where art thou?
Camwhored a wee bit with the rest of the Senior BRATs 🙂
Leon and Andrea 😀
Jason and I
It was pretty good fun though! With the R.AGE team chillaxing by the beach, with sand in between our toes and enjoying the salty breeze blowing softly our way.
Guess this is all the relaxation we need before handling a bunch of BRATs (40 teenagers to be exact!!) for 4 days starting tomorrow morning.
Love my room though. It's spacious, comfy and has ample lighting!
Oh, and we bunked in at M.S Garden Hotel, Kuantan if you were wondering
Had a long day! We took them all around Kuantan to the fishing villages with salty Fish processing factories, batik making factories and Keropok Lekor production houses! For the non-Malaysians, those are the local delicacies and important heritages of Kuantan
But more of that soon okay? In the meantime, here's a lil sneak peak!
The group of hyperactive and inquisitive BRATs which I accompanied to the Batik making factory
Check out their batik print – the BRATs logo!
Woot woot! Miss me or not? 😛
of course laaaaaaaa! 😀 hahaha where got same without u dearie? Those grandmother games and johnny johnny johnny wooh! johnny wooh! all also tarak hehe. Sudah lupaa! 😛
Woot woot! The Jessicat’s life is like so awesomeeeeee! How come I can’t join beaches at night and eat lobsters every day like you? Are you superwoman? 😛
haha thanks!! 🙂 u prolly have better stuff in Europe! 😀 psst – and nicer food bwahahah
I think the GIANT road signs are for its visibility from far : )
yeah most likely the case! 🙂 it’s huge zomg. Never seen anything quite like it haha
i read about you with the BRATS in Penang and now in Kuantan? Wow .. you sure is one fine
role model of a dedicated senior brat sharing your passion wif the young brats.
hei, the tk cempedak beach is lighted in the night?
And haahaha no lah, am just doing my part and what I can to help out in the BRATs program! 🙂
i enjoy doing that anyway, so it’s no problem too 😉
and yup! it is lighted, albeit a little dim. Still fun to chill though!
hiiii! greeetings from Kuantan. seems like u enjoyed!! =) <3
totally did! 😀 *thumbs up
remembered u were with d brats in penang recently and now in kuantan. wow! Bravo!! U get to enjoy yrself n help d young teens. Be a good model to them, ya. all the best
hahahahaha yes 🙂 the big brats family. thanks!! This batch was really good 😉 more updates on them soon!
bratz workshop! looks fun. may i apply?
yes of course u can 🙂 must be 16 onwards, to 19 i think.
Go apply when it comes out on newspaper! u’ll enjoy urself n learn alot
Wei, we didn’t take the north-south highway okay? That’s the Karak highway/East coast highway or whatever but ain’t no NS highway. 😛
Hehe. Been a pleasure working alongside with you. 🙂
hahaahaha! isit? Dangggggg. Wrong highway name! 🙁 🙁 Cos i never take before, my bad! LOL
been great fun working with u too! Now, if only End Year camp was on.. then we’ll work together again fo shure! 😀
p.s I miss the morning nasi lemak and the Terminal Zul satay. FTW!!!!!!!!
yo.. jessie, yr trip to kuantan is nt cmplete if u didnt try d ovrsized keropok lekor n if u didnt buy at least a whole salted fish bac home.. dat wil b a cmplete kuantan trip… Pak Su’s plce looks invitin n d cfud pics luk yummy.. fud prepared by Mak Su?
got got!! I went to the keropok lekor factory as well as the salted fish kampung! Saw how it was n manufactured too! 🙂 got episode 2 of Kuantan coming soon hehe not fnished yet!
Pak Su was good! but darn expensive
Thx, Jessie, fer your kindness on tat day at M.S. Garden during mygal’s brats wkshp…. i appreciate it so much… fer myshawn…. 🙂
Awwwwwww. How sweet of you to drop a note aunty! 🙂 I’m glad they had fun and most importantly learned alot during the workshop. hahha. I still remember the Facial cleanser which u passed me in the lift! haha 😀 cheers