The journey from Cukai to Kuala Terengganu had nothing interesting, unless you’re interested with the beaches.
|See what I mean by "FOG SO THICK YOU CAN'T SEE A THING!"?|
|Very helpful people I met at Cukai served me this.|
|The road to Ma' Daerah Turtle Sanctuary wasn't accessible to motorcycle, so I had to walk.|
|Walking through the rough terrain, with jungle all around you (I saw wild monkeys, and Dhole too) for 15 minutes.|
|And I saw cow tracks.|
|Beautiful sandy beach|
|This bunch of riders riding across the country by superbikes. Envy~|
|I believe those are Pulau Nyireh and Pulau Tenggul (larger, right).|
The rest of the day was spent walking and exploring kuala Terengganu.
Kuala Terengganu-Jerteh-Tanah Merah
I tasted Nasi Dagang today and it was really nice.
|He was attracting unwanted attention while I was having my breakfast|
|Saw this HUGE baby on a tree at the rest station near Kampung Hulu Caluk. The circled thingy is the male spider.|
|WT=Wan Tuan, is a title for members of the Royal Family. And yah I got into his car.|
Tanah Merah-Jeli-Tasik Temenggor
I departed from the chalet in Tanah Merah today, heading towards Tasik Temenggor. Midway through I passed by the Jeli Hot Spring (Kolam Air Panas Jeli).
|Beautiful, beautiful scenery there. Why would anyone want to visit places with less spectacular scenery than this?|
I went down and regretted it because the slope was so steep I worried for my bike. The spring itself was pretty isolated, I was the only living Homo Sapien there, and there were leeches everywhere. One even got up on my shoes and I dipped it in the hot spring and fed it to the lemon ants.
|Hello there lil' buddy|
Then it was my turn to try the water, and gosh it was HOT! I could see bubbles and smog coming up so you can imagine how hot it was, at least 50 Celcius I’d reckon.
Then I continued my journey through the mountainous area, and there was nothing but trees beside the road.
|Mountainous area, so it was really cold even at 1030am.|
I passed by the Titiwangsa Rest Station and it was then I saw something hairy moving in the bush. I though it was a baby elephant so I turned around and gosh that fuckin shit turned and stared me straight in the eyes, it was the embodiment of Pumbaa the warthog, just multiple times larger. It WAS A FREAKIN’ WILD BOAR! A WILD ONE! You know I’ve heard about people attacked by wild boar and they could inflict serious injuries. And this monster was probably larger than a perodua Kelisa. When I took out my Nokia C7 and looked up the beast was gone. Holy motherfuckin’ banana it was pretty agile given its size.
Then I reached my destination, Banding Lake Side Inn and the rest of the day was spent on jungle trekking and internet surfing.
|View from my hotel room.|
Next stop: Baling, Kedah.