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Broken stairway to leafy heaven January 10, 2008

Posted by asianpixmen in Malaysia, People, Places.


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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