We started our third day with a dead fish outside our room! It was caught by the our friendly boatmen. We had a nice fried noodles for breakfast and have to really thank our chef for cooking such delicious food day after day since our first day here while the boat is heading back north to the jetty. The boat journey back took about 4hrs. We took more pictures along our way back not wanting to miss this wonderful place. Surprisingly we saw lots of insects on our boat on our last day and I managed to capture them. Kemaman
We hopped on to the bus and head towards Kemaman town. As we were heading to town, we had to stop to allow the group of "ironmen" and "ironwomen" to do the run for the International Triathlon event. When we eventually reached town, the bus brought us to a famous coffee-shop called Hai Peng,
and according to our nature guide John, they claimed that their coffee is among the best in Malaysia. Personally, I beg to differ and have tasted better. The shop was packed with people and most of the food had finished. As for me, seeing there was nothing much, we ordered the only available food - Spaghetti sardine. It was bad. The only other food I enjoyed was the banana-peanut butter toast.What is really interesting in the coffee-shop is that it has lots of antiques adorning in the shop.Shopping
After lunch, we were on our way home, but we made a stopover at some shops and stalls alongside the road from Kemaman town. These stalls sell traditional local food such as Satar (a mixture of pounded fish, and coconut wrapped in banana leaf, pierced in bamboo stick then
barbecue over low fire), Keropok Lekor (long chewy fish cracker) and Otak-otak (made of fish meat and herb/spices). These shops also sell dried seafood such as salted fish, dried / roasted cuttlefish, satay fish, anchovies, dried shrimps, and prawn crackers which some of us bought as souvenirs back home.
The bus journey back home took us another 7 hrs.