Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Beach bums

Mesti Tunggu!

Touch-down at KT airport ! 1st stop... BREAKFAST!

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Me and mates... all hungry and tired and dying for something hot to fill our bellies!

ALIAS nasi dagang... excellent, clean and CHEAP!

RM2.00 for the nasi dagang and nasi lemak.

Now... we were ready for the journey to our destination :)
About 14km from Kuala Dungun lies Tanjung Jara Resort.

Nestled near the South China Sea, Tanjung Jara Beach has a gorgeous stretch of golden sand where you will see hot bods in the sun, perfecting their already "well-done" honeycomb tan!

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The beach provides an excellent location for windsurfing, boating, kayaking or just plain lazing by the beach and sunbathing.... A run in the cool evening is a must! The beautiful part is that you don't need to bring your shoes... run till you work up a sweat, then dive into the icy cool water.. the waves are stronger in the evenings... BLISS :D





Though in my opinion, Tanjung Jara is overpriced for a 5-star hotel in Kuala Terengganu, and given a choice I would much rather spend my money on say, a beach holiday in Thailand or Bali, overall there is nothing much, really, to complain about. The staff is super friendly and well trained, the beach is clean and secluded and I would give the food a 3/5 ( no pork obviously.. so that kinda killed it for me.. haha).


BBQ dinner on the beach! Now that's my kinda dinner !
The table deco was 100% real... so we ate the mango for dessert! haha

Sony moment!

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After dinner... we drank the night away...

Nothing much to do really, as the nearest town is like 20 minutes away and the taxi will charge you RM70 per cab. Yikes!


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More Sony moments.. and the music blares on...

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"Old skool, new skool, even in-between skool.. wot'chu gonna do, when you get out of high school " dum-dee-dum :P


Verdict :

Not a bad place for a quick get-away, without having to fly overseas. However, the place is starting to have a musty feel about it... its light is starting to burn dim in comparison with other newer, more happening holiday resorts by the beach.

It helps if you pack a huge box of booze and you have good company with you. Chill-out, kick-back relax and have some fun in the sun!

Enjoy the gecko-paced life, while it lasts, because soon, you'll be headed back to the crazy town life, that is KL :D


Lyrical Lemongrass said...

So sweet of u to support Malaysian destinations. :-P

mimid3vils said...

I want holiday!!!

babe_kl said...

hehehe i had fruits for my table settings for my wedding reception :p kinda refreshing

Tummythoz said...

Oh u went KT too. I was wooed by the renovated airport but eww I hate stairs. =(

Aiya yet to post my trip (except for the toilet). =P

J2Kfm said...

eh, I wanna go T'ganu as well! :)
never been there la, so paiseh. not even Redang.

I can imagine the dissatisfaction for not being able to chomp some pork, and the table's decorations of fruits being victims! =P

MochaSourcream said...

Wow... beautiful resort... beautiful photos... nice...

Big Boys Oven said...

looks like living in heaven!

CUMI & CIKI said...

lyrical lemongrass:
awww, thx


babe kl:
wow.. must have looked divine.. did your guests take some home though.. lol

lol.. nice toilets though!

haha.. never thought of it that way.. but, yar, we ate the deco!


too much heaven.. not enough VICE.. lol - can get a bit boring!

Life for Beginners | Kenny Mah said...

Hmm. I'll take your advice to BBO and pack me some VICE the next time I head to a slice of HEAVEN like this. ;)

CUMI & CIKI said...

sounds like a plan stan

Nic (KHKL) said...

i remember watching a tanjung jara advert on rtm. that was like 15 years ago. and i still dunno where it is...hehehe...

good company, good food, good resort...ahhh...the life.

backstreet said...

we are coming V R Kumming too wait for us !

a perfect place for lovely tanned you and definitely perfect for us unfair men too

fatboybakes said...

yalar, lemongrass could learn a thing or two about supporting local destination. you should hear her itinerary lined up....they all require a passport.

really ah? getting musty ah? oh dear, i should visit before mould sets in. pity though, coz i have friends who fly in from abroad every year just to chill out here. i hear that its free flow fruit juice and food....

Shell (貝殼) said...

i like the table deco~~can eat the fresh fruit immediately^^

CUMI & CIKI said...

15 years? really.. wow.. that's pretty old! in that case, TJ is in pretty good shape for a 15 year old joint. serious

yes, go.. ul love it

on lemongrass, lol.. good 4u girl:)
on fbb.. erm, since reading nic's comment, i would like to add that tho musty, TJ is in pretty good shape for a 15+ hotel! btw, why all ur photos have your face chopped off.. so sinister one?! i forgot to add under comments in your bkk blog!
mysterious nya..


Precious Pea said...

I like the real fruit deco. But erm...anyone took the brinjal?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

a nice preview for my pangkor laut trip kekeke...woot woot..take ur advice and pack up the wine!

fatboybakes said...

i not star quality gorgeous like you and your hubby mah, so have to censor lor. like medusa laidat. (a larger version of course)

CUMI & CIKI said...

no one took the brinjal!

wow.. pangkor laut.. when ru going?

i am sure a lot of ppl would wanna see the genius behind the pen;D

Criz Lai said...

Did I see Keropok Lekor there? Yummy! This place looked kind of peaceful. It should be a great place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city life.


jason said...

Chantik lar! But I haven't been to the east of peninsular yet... paiseh..

Julian Si said...

Really NOT a big fan of this place, it is a far cry from Pangkor Laut ... and I so agree, I rather use the funds to go somewhere else. Eg. REDANG which is not far from where u were :-) My fave . But I am biased ... I dive dive dive!!!

CUMI & CIKI said...

yup that was lekor - hot, crispy and fresh. no fishy taste!

jason:then time to plan a trip

me2! i prfr redang for a dive holiday, anytime :D

fatboybakes said...

i'm looking for dive kaki. all the ppl who started off diving with me, in 1993, now all grounded oridi, coz of family la, kids la, etc. i neeeeed compressed air. shucks, now manado so cheap some more. those days i paid like 5k for dive trip there.