Anyhow, before I lose all recollection of the trip, which is getting to be blurry memories already, I thought I'd just put up the pictures in reverse chronological order. Freshest memory first, somewhat like a REWind instead of a FastForward.
Going home, we used Federal Route 14 - Kuala Terengganu-Jabor or what is frequently referred to as the "inside" road (jalan dalam) as opposed to the coastal more affable route. It was the natural choice, reason being that the wedding we attended was located along that particular road in the Pengadang area.
Here we are at the rendezvous point for the entourage
The family of seven sisters and their parents, plus bridegroom
Hubby was fascinated by this contraption
- a temporary sink for handwashing
complete with water storage and discharge plumbing
- not yet seen in KL
We left at 1.30pm after a very satisfying lunch kenduri of nasi minyak complemented with buffalo meat cooked in gulai kawah, roast chicken in korma sauce, and acar, followed by tapai wrapped in the leaves of the rubber tree, wonderful egg-tarts and other kuih-muih.
Further along the route, at the Pekan Ajil T-junction, it makes a 90 degree left turn where we ran smack into a row of warongs selling Terengganu delicacies.
Mek comey rolling out keropok lekor
Mek boss packing the wriggly-looking lekors
Mat semangat processing satar
Satar on the pit
We settled for 2 packs of steaming hot keropok lekors and some varieties of keropok kering. Satar - maybe next time.
Go here for more on keropok lekor and here for satar.
Moving on, Route 14 is not very well maintained by the looks of it but ample warning signs were put up along the way referring to a number of dangerous turns (selekoh merbahaya) and and death corners (selekoh maut). There was one which said in no uncertain terms "KEMALANGAN MAUT KERAP BERLAKU DI SINI". However this is just the kind of road that keeps hubby wide awake strategising on how to overtake the next heavy vehicle with a dozen or so cars in front of us. I guess all this will end when Phase Two of the East Coast Expressway is finally completed, maybe in 2011 or 2012. Just in time for the next general election I presume.
The route links with the Kuantan-Karak segment of the East Coast Expressway at Jabor. We grabbed an opportunity for a quick spiritual break at a nice lay-by surau and then some liquid replenishment at Gambang R&R before the final push home, arriving at 7.30pm, a full 6-hour journey with the expressway portion taken over by co-pilot Adeen.
End of holiday.
I love this funny Terengganu song "Kerabu Pucuk Paku" sung in local dialect. It's the second song in my "Ganu" playlist.
Kerabu pucuk paku sayur kacang
Panggang ikan puyu tumbuk sambal belacan
Celur pucuk labu buat ulam
Tanak nasik beras kusang
Ikan kering anak tambang
Nok makang sedap kite pitih x dop
Bini beranok rapat anak rama terlajok
Kadang pisang sikat kite dok dang koyok
Ade lagi hok duk teriok
Hok ni kecing hok ni berok
Tambah pulok kije buleh sikit2
Byk hok duk sj perabih duit
Lepas2 ise dok dang makang nasik
Bosang anok duk jerik
Pepagi2 mitok duit
Kadang2 mari pikir dlm hati
Mcm mn cara nk tambah rezeki
Mujur lah pagi ni ade saing mari
Ajok niaga kecik2
Rase senang dlm hati
Amber meniaga buat kusi rotang
Ade warna coklat warna itam
Nok ato dekat jabat kraf tangang
Jln kolej bukit bintang
Boleh tambah pendapatan
Begitulah care kalu mahu hidup
Buat ape sj yg kite sanggup
Jgn duduk sj buat buncit perut
Lama2 buleh meletup
Anak bini buleh cabut
Org tua dulu ade beser pesang
Kalu2 kite nok wi anak jarang
Rebuh akor kayu bui bini mkn
10 tahung buleh sorg
baru ceroh mase depang