Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Beserah Fishing Village

Our friend took us out to the Beserah Fishing Village for a look around. Beserah Fishing Village is located around 7-8km north from Kuantan town along Jalan Beserah. It is just after SJK(C) Kong Min.

Salted fish drying under the sun at Beserah Fishing Village

Rows of salted fish await packaging and consumption at Beserah Fishing Village

Sea cucumbers are salted and left to dry at Beserah Fishing Village

The fishermen have been hard at work catching these sea cucumbers at Beserah Fishing Village

Walking back to the car at Beserah Fishing Village

We entered one shop which used a type of shipping container as a large fridge where more fish were being kept. It was cold as we went inside. I told the woman at the door "Don't lock us in!" but I'm not sure if she understood! After briefly looking around the Beserah Fishing Village we went to East Coast Mall.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Lunch by the beach (Teluk Chempedak)

So just down the road from the main Teluk Chempedak beach, beside the Royal Pahang golf course and squash complex, there is a little opening to the beach.

Yesterday we grabbed some KFC and drove down the road to this secluded area and ate in the car while gazing out to sea. Afterwards I snapped some photos.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Sunset below the hill

When I look out my window to the right I see the sunrise over a hill. Looking out to the left I observe the sunset below another hill. Here is the beautiful sunset on one evening in Kuantan:

Do you have good views of the sunrise/sunset where you are?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Secret Recipe, Indera Mahkota, Kuantan

Secret Recipe is located at Ground and 1st Floor, No. B6 & B8, Lorong Im 8/33, Taman Mahkota Putra, Bandar Indera Mahkota, 25250 Kuantan

"B" marks the location of Secret Recipe. It is reached by taking Jalan Bukit Ubi from Kuantan's main town area.

Secret Recipe. Cakes. Very tasty cakes. But this was the first time we went to Secret Recipe NOT for the cakes (though we did take away a chocolate brownie for dessert!). This time we went for the food for lunch.

Yes, Secret Recipe is also a restaurant which serves very nice food, and we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch there yesterday.

The restaurant interior looks clean and attractive. And the bonus for us is that it was virtually empty as it's now Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month, so at least we get to enjoy quick service and quiet restaurants.

Leah plays on the ipad while waiting for our food at Secret Recipe

We all ordered milkshakes! Chocolate, strawberry and vanilla :) Our favourite drinks . . .

Chocolate, strawberry and vanilla milkshakes at Secret Recipe

We were not disappointed when the food arrived. Here's what we ordered:

I ordered Secret Recipe's Lasagne. Very tasty and I cleaned up the whole plate with the bun

Fidelia enjoyed Secret Recipe's Grilled Mushroom Chicken

Lauren ordered her favourite Fish 'n' Chips at Secret Recipe

We ordered Leah Secret Recipe's Spaghetti

The food went down very well and was satisfying. And of course, you can't go to Secret Recipe without having cake, so we chose a piece of Chocolate Brownies to take away.

Lauren stares longingly at the cakes on display at Secret Recipe

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Dining at The Coffee House, Vistana Hotel Kuantan

It has been a while since we paid a visit to Vistana Hotel in Kuantan. We had a very good friendship with the former Hotel Manager before he was transferred to a different property. I also taught English to groups of staff during 2012 under the new Hotel Manager. Since those classes came to an end, I have missed the food at The Coffee House.

The Coffee House is Vistana Hotel's only restaurant and is located on the Ground Floor beside the swimming pool. We enjoy many items on the menu.

The staff are very well presented, friendly and welcoming, yet at the same time, not over-intrusive. The Coffee House is neat and tidy with calming music playing quietly.

We sat in our usual place and selected our food. A waiter took our order and informed the kitchen.

Mango juice

Crispy DJ Chicken

Spaghetti Bolognese, my personal favourite

Chicken Nuggets for Lauren

We had a very pleasant meal. I also love the Caesar Salad, which I had on a previous meal with friends, and I recommend that one for a nice healthy boost.

We will have to stay a night at Vistana Hotel again some time soon, we do miss the suite!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Lizard on the window

Wouldn't it be great if that was the Supermoon in the background?! Unfortunately it was just a street lamp. Not only do I share a house with my wife and children, but a family of lizards (known as geckos) also roam around at night.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The world of weeds over at my nature blog

Today I am featuring a little photo essay on the world of weeds, the neglected part of nature, but which is surprisingly present in equal abundance to its more favoured cousins (flowers, plants, trees etc)

Hop over to my nature blog and check out the beautiful photos that are possible when searching for . . . weeds!


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