Monday, September 5, 2011

Travel to Terengganu

I am back after a 6-day, 1,600km road trip covering two of the thirteen states in Malaysia: Terengganu, and Pahang, and one Federal territory: Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, with my family.

I left home at 4:30am, when I met this tree along the East-West Highway, it was shivering in 21 degrees C, and at an elevation of 1,050m.

The rain had stopped when we reached Kenyir Lake (point B). We took a boat ride under the midday hot sun. We found no others except a few lonely trees standing in the water during this fasting month for muslim.

The Terengganu State Museum is the largest museum in Malayisa. The vastness of the history simply shows how small we are, especially when there were only a few of us wandering inside the building.

The night and day view of the Crystal Mosque:

25 comments:

Regina said...

Well, sounds like you had an a pretty good time..I enjoyed these photos and the shivering tree the best. The mosque reminds me of some I'd seen from Russia but colorful..almost like an amusment park ..course it wasn't.
Did you take many photos inside the museum?

Icy BC said...

That looks like a large area to cover! I'm glad you and your family had fun.

Beautiful photos!

TexWisGirl said...

that lone tree shot is stunning. :)

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Jauh perjalanan, Luas pengalaman. I never been to Tasik Kenyir yet. Hope to see more pictures of it. I think that is one of the places we like to plan for cuti-cuti Malaysia.

Secondary Roads said...

That must have been a very nice trip. I enjoyed seeing your pictures.

Ruthi said...

wow... it must be very exciting. i am so jealous. you are lucky to be able to do all these things and enjoy the outdoors. keep it up.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Wow- you have been whispering to the road trip gods. You saw some interesting things. Thanks for sharing.

Grass said...

It must have been an interesting family trip. We can expect more interesting stories I guess..:-)

Bananazஇ said...

Took the same route like yours back in 90's and very lonely without much traffic plying EastWest highway then. Oh dear the poor shivering tree without the leaves to ward off the bitter cold. Nice crystal clear pix of the Crystal Mosque.

eileeninmd said...

Sounds like a great trip, Rainfield! The mosque is beautiful day and night.

George said...

It looks as if you had a great trip. The photographs of the trees you met along the way are wonderful. I also like your pictures of the Crystal Mosque.

One said...

The shivering tree is a beauty. The backdrop is more than breathtaking. It was good that you noticed and captured that amazing sight.

Amin said...

Hello! I have not seen before the Crystal Mosque...Thanks!

Amin said...

Beautiful country!

Malar said...

Such a beautiful trip!
People nowadays seldom visit meusuem!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Wow! hope to see more photos of this wonderful trip.

George said...

I really like your new header. It's beautiful.

AVCr8teur said...

I know only of KL so I look forward to seeing other parts of Malaysia.

wiseacre said...

Looks like you had a good time.

did you know you're dropping the d when you link on your name in my comment box ...and how many other places might you doing the same 'doh'?

now I'll have to go and correct it. I don't want anyone to be disapointed they couldn't get to your blog.
work work work

Ann said...

we did a segamat to East Malaysia to Thai border to Penang one year. It was great. I wasn't into blogging, so not many photos.

betchai said...

was the header picture also from this trip? so beautiful rainfield.

Emm said...

One day I would love to visit Malaysia as I have a friend from there and he has told me many good things. The Crystal Mosque looks really beautiful!

Frieda said...

Thank you for sharing your great trip with us...

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Steve E said...

Your trip was a load of fun, reading and studying the photos. If it was not for you--and your camera--we readers would be the losers.