I know this is a completely random non-beauty post and not what you would normally expect from this blog but I wanted to squeeze it in between my usual programming because I wanted to share with you a little tribute post about a corner in Malaysia that is one of those places that has such a warm and familiar place in my heart. Here’s to Kuantan and Teluk Cempedak!
Without fail, I return every year to this bit of coastline and although I haven’t got any family or friends here and only ever visit for leisure, this is a place that I’m naturally drawn to and make a note to come back again year after year.
In fact, I’ve been doing this nostalgic little jaunt annually for more than ten years and for me its always a time to reflect and wind down at the tail end of another busy year. I simply can’t explain my magnetic attraction to this sleepy seaside town but I hope that some of the photos will help me say what I might lack the words for.
And what’s a Malaysian holiday without a monkey or two…or three and more. Actually, this place is overrun with primates. They were preying mischievously on the remains of the McValue meals at the local McDonalds at Cempedak Bay and playing among the rock pools before dashing back into their coastal jungle home.
Only two weeks ago, the Kuantan coastline was battered by some of the worst rainfalls seen by this part of Malaysia but Kuantan being Kuantan is no stranger to torrential storms during the December monsoons and while some may see it as a sleepy seaside town, the residents of Kuantan are survivors and were back on their feet no time. These photos were all taken within a fortnight of this year’s monstrous monsoon storm.
I honestly might have been a hermit crab in a previous life and the coastline in this part of Malaysia was my regular haunt during that brief but meaningful life because I just can’t seem to end a year without a visit to these crab-filled shores.
I heart you, Kuantan! Thank you for all the good times and it’s likely I’ll see you again next year!
You can find out more about Kuantan and other places to visit in Malaysia via the Government’s official tourism portal for 2014 via the following links-: