The Mighty East Coast Trip! The road to Merang, Terengganu

From Sungai Lembing, we headed towards Cherating. It was the beginning of our coastal road journey!

It was the period of GE speculations so you could see flags for all political parties flying loud and proud.

East Coast trip - PAS flags

Cherating being a beach town is dotted with roadside shops selling swimwear, floatation devices etc:

East Coast trip - beach gear shops

We turned into the road leading to Ruby’s Resort and Club Med Cherating. It was a lovely day to be feeling the warm, sticky sea breeze on our faces. Was probably too confident (and stupid) in parking Daisy (my sister’s car) near the beach. So it kind of got stuck in the sand. 10 minutes of panic. At one point I was almost hyperventilating.

Finally a guard at Club Med helped us to get the car out from the sand, phew! Here’s the aftermath:

East Coast trip - aftermath of car in sand

Next to Club Med Cherating is a turtle sanctuary. Interesting only if you haven’t seen live turtles before. I’m in two minds over the conservation part, they didn’t look very conserving to me.

Spot the dead baby turtle:

East Coast trip - baby turtles in Cherating

It was a largely long and uneventful drive to Kerteh, where we passed by the petroleum refinery.

East Coast trip - Kerteh

Then onwards on beautiful roads like this:

East Coast trip - coastal road

Randomly stopped by at Pantai Kemasik, possibly my favourite pit stop for it was just gorgeous! Soft sand, strong breeze and waves, blue sea.

East Coast trip - Pantai Kemasik

Stopped by a roadside stall for food, positively famished at this point. Can’t tell you which exact stall was this, they had seriously delicious lekor and fried squid. Inexpensive too.

East Coast trip -  - Roadside stall in Terengganu

Random photo of a lonely sheltered boat looking out at sea.

East Coast trip - lonely boat

Somewhere near Kuala Terengganu, you could offload your used TVs and other electrical goods here. Nobody seems to mind.

East Coast trip - used TVs galore

Next post: The exquisite Royale Aryani resort!



  1. the drive there would drive me crazy

  2. i need to go diving!

  3. Terengganu – my favorite state! And the food, oh the food!
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  4. Miss the long drive to Merang >.< Hehehe

    I kinda doubted the Turtle Sanctuary too after they allowed us to release some baby turtles at 5pm. Apparently that is not the correct time to do so…
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