East Coast Malaysia: A Family Road Trip

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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