Matt and Cynthia's Odyssey travel blog

Chinatown

Buddhist Temple


We left the Perhentian islands this morning and were fortunate to have good weather for the boat ride back to the mainland of Malaysia. On the bus ride south we decided to stay the night in Terengganu and see some of the sights. Since we (Cynthia) decided to try and travel Malaysia without a guidebook, we had no idea where to stay. We took turns scouting out the town and Cynthia finally found some decent accommodation. With a few daylight hours to spare, we started exploring the town with a map given to us by our hotel. The town is already getting ready for a sailing race called the Monsoon Cup (yes, I am serious!) that will be held in November which is indeed the middle of the monsoon season. Cynthia had no trouble finding some shops to explore and soon made her first purchase of a sarong. Not just any sarong, but a Malaysian sarong. Then we wandered through some local markets and Chinatown. I'm not sure exactly what it is, but we always find ourselves drawn to large supermarkets. We can't buy any groceries but we'll still walk up and down aisles and talk about what we could buy and cook. In a way, it's almost like our version of window shopping.

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