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Broken stairway to leafy heaven January 10, 2008

Posted by asianpixmen in Malaysia, People, Places.
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Somewhere at the end of the road along the beach road in Dungun, Terengganu is this rickety, half-broken wooden stairway that leads to a little mound on top of a sandy hill. The place is Taman Bandar Teluk Gandung.

  The UiTM campus is near this place. Located opposite the campus is a row of gerai and warung. The sea is usually wild and the waters untamed. I don’t recall seeing anybody swimming in the waters. I think the locals know better.

Taman Bandar Teluk Gandung is a very long, quiet stretch of finely tarred road that sees light traffic. If you are riding a bicycle, it will do wonders for your peace of mind and body. Keropok ordered will be freshly fried in a wok-ful of oil by the warung owner.

If you are having a meal at a stall facing the sea, the thrill of it all costs nothing but a few ringgit. Better than some of the five-star sea resorts that will only admit you if you don’t look like a bum. Here in this secluded spot in Dungun, you can be a bum and still dine like a millionaire.

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