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Feb 5, 2014 - 4th and 5th Feb

Ok, this is our very last morning staying at this idyllic place, Summerland. Had breakfast and hit the road driving to Chetaring near Kuantan. Arrived at the Legend Resort. Our room is large and overlooks both the beach and the pools. Wifi's rubbish as usual, only in the hotel lobby. We went on the beach for a little while then found that it's happy hour all night and ladies drinks are free (local spirits). Had dinner which was ok but certainly not as good as Summerland. 5th - after breakfast we booked our final 2 nights hotel. We're going...

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Oct 24, 2009 - Cherating

Cherating is a beach stop-over on the mid-east cost of Malaysia, and thats the best way to describe this small town because the water is definatly off limits, at least it was when I was there, something to do with nasty creatures in the sea. So that left lazing in the bar or being even more lazy on the beach and a decent wide expansive beach it is too. I met some Malaysians in a bar on the beach one afternoon and as seems to be the way of things here they insisted I joined then for a drink which became two and then ended in the early hours...

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Where's Malcolm?

Oct 28, 2007 - Cherating

We got an "Express" bus to Cherating this morning. Cynthia wasn't feeling very well so the nice big seats were a pleasant surprise. We stopped at noon at a local bus stop with food stalls for lunch. We found a food stall where Cynthia had the best noodle soup ever and, believe me, we have sampled more noodle soups than I care to remember. We loaded back up on the bus and ten minutes later the bus came to a stop. The "conductor" informed us that this was our stop. We gathered our bags and as the bus was driving away we saw a sign on the side...

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Jun 28, 2007 - Cherating

From Taman Negara we had to get to Singapore. As i mentioned it was a journey to get there and a journey to leave as we found out! But a very worthwhile journey. We had to catch a bus from the National Park to a town called Jerentut where we thought we could get a bus or train straight to the border of Singapore, but when we got there there wasnt a bus, there was a train that took 10 hours (its only about 400kms) that left at 2.00am or we were advised to go to the next town where we could get a bus from there. So we decided to go to the...

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May 24, 2007 - Cherating, Malaysia

Cherating is a small village that was once a very busy holiday place for Malaysian, Singaporeans and foreign tourists, but now feels like a ghost town (at least during the weekdays). With the economy taking a drop in 1997 and with 9/11, this town has really felt it. Only in the last year, have tourists started coming back....but this was good for us hey! The beach is a 10km stretch (part of a 250km stretch of beach from Kuala Besut to Kuantan) of golden sand that is a walker's paradise! The food here is cheap cheap and one can still buy...

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Apr 9, 2007 - Cherating

Bare et kort stop i denne soevnige turistbaserte lille landsbyen. Det pleide aa vaere et populaert hippie-reisemaal, men saa tok det litt av... Lokalbefolkningen flyttet like godt ut og dannet Nye-Cherating. En avslappende oel ved strandkanten utgjorde hoeydepunktet foer vi kom oss avgaarde neste dag. Jo's versjon!

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Aug 26, 2006 - Cherating

B - Next day after fireflies did big journey back to KL then all the way across the peninsular to the east coast, ending up in a place called Cherating purely because there were no bus tickets left for our destination of choice and we wanted to get out of the madness of KL bus station ASAP. Our travelling is getting a lot more random and less organised as time goes on. Anyway, i think it was a good choice. It was a small beach resort by the sea, fairly low key and deserted really (lonely planet said it was a busy travellers hang-the whole...

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Jun 22, 2006 - Cherating

We stopped in on the quiet town of Cherating on the east coast. There are a few scattered resorts along this coast line but it is more or less scattered with small fishing towns. Cherating used to be a very popular stop for backpackers due to its laid back atmosphere and friendly people. Although the town still has those qualities, for some reason it is not often visited, in fact it seemed like a ghost town with most of the small chalets and restaurants empty. It was so nice and quite with great food that we ended up staying for four days....

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May 28, 2006 - To Cherating

28 May 06 - To Cherating Had breakfast with Helen (included in our room price, but only tea and toast) and shared a taxi to the bus station. I was sorry to be saying goodbye to her as have really enjoyed her company - it makes such a difference to how you feel about travelling when you meet nice people, whether other travellers or locals - however I am sure that we will meet up again either in NZ or England. My bus to Kuantan at 1000 arrived first (Helen was going to Melaka - where I went 8 years ago - for a night before flying to Kuching...

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May 17, 2006 - Kampung Rantau Abang - Cukai

The longest ride of the trip, yet its getting easier. We stopped and had our usual Nasi Lemak for breakfast. Stopped in a natural park. Kevin Blades mentioned something about bamboo and rice, well it sure is nice. Lemang is made by putting rice, coconut milk, and salt into a bamboo tube via an insertion tool made out of banana leaves. The tube is then roasted over a fire until done. The tube is then split with a cleaver, and the yummy insides sliced into little edible pieces - YUMMY! (especially after a long ride).

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Somewhere in Asia

Apr 28, 2006 - Kuantan

Kuantan is the easterly side of the peninsula. Tourism hasn't really got a hold here as yet. The ship pulls alongside the freight terminal. Timber, cement, white stuff that could be lime, salt or gyprock maybe. Not a hugely busy port, but very hot and humid. The captain informs us is a bit tricky negotiating this port and points to the visible rigging of a ship that sunk 10 years ago. It was a cement carrier, so no salvage here. We are told the Malaysian government is offering incentives for people to come here. Ie no tax for 5 years if...

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Mar 7, 2006 - Cherating, Malaysia

Hey Everyone! Well, plans changed after KL. We went to the bus station to catch a bus to the jungle in Taman Negara and all of the buses were full until the evening. Since we were so desperate to get out of the cities we decided to take the very next bus going north. It just so happened to be a little village called Cherating on the East coast of Malaysia. The village was lovely and quiet, exactly what we were looking for after all the big cities. We found a chalet for about $30RM a night which is about 7US. We had our own bathroom and...

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