We decided to travel locally during the recent school holidays. Instead of flying, we chose driving. And we chose the less explored and less popular places.
With some research notes and a GPS, we embarked on a road trip to East Coast of Malaysia last June – with my wife, in-laws, and two children tagging along.
Since my parents-in-law were with us, we drove to Penang to pick them up. We started our road trip on June 1 in Penang. Then to Kelantan via East West Highway (from Butterworth Kulim Expressway) to Kuala Terengganu (via coastal road) then unto Kuantan. The final destination is of course our home – on June 6.
We clocked a total of 1,490 km. By far the highest we ever made for a road trip.
Parents-in-law took a flight back home after staying with us for 3 days after the trip.
It was tiring but it’s fun and exciting. It was the first time my kids ever traveled to the East Coast. I must say that people of the East Coast are very different from those of the West Coast. They are gentle, genuine, friendlier, and helpful – not to mention more courteous.
A detailed post is dedicated to each state we traveled. Click the following for more stories about our East Coast trip.
Day 1 and Day 2: Kelantan Road Trip
Day 3 and Day 4: Terengganu Road Trip
Day 5 and Day 6: Pahang Road Trip
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