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Kuantan 2011 (Part 1)

Written By Mummy N on 15 June 2011 | 9:07:00 pm

We had plans to go to Japan originally but I wasn't able to work out our itinerary in time hence Japan didn't materialise. Then our friends proposed another road trip so I came up with this.

In the wee hours of the morning of 15th June, we set off... .

Dawn was slowly breaking after we had been on the road for 2 hours...

and what a sight!

We approached Segamat.



where we took a break and had breakfast. This was a cozy eatery and everyone agreed that the food was delicious. After breakfast, it was another 3 hours of driving.

This was just one of the interesting thing we encountered. 

A town forgotten by time. Grandmummy said that about 10 years ago, there was a flood so bad that the waters reached the roof of the buildings and houses. For several days, the town was cut off from the rest of the country and the people here were starving because they could not get food supplies nor help. 



Kuantan, when the British were here during the 19th century, was where tin-mining took place and its rich history was recorded in this museum we visited.

A group picture of the entourage.


After the visit to the museum, we had a simple lunch. Many of the shops were closed and the place was really like a dead town.


Next stop, was the limestone caves. We had to turn into a palm plantation and travel on dirt tracks and then suddenly, the mountains greeted us.


It was a good 15 minutes of climbing before we reached the entrance of the caves and then it was pitch dark inside. But we saw what we came to see. :)

Our final stop: Sungai Pandan Waterfalls...











The waterfall was breathtaking and the cooling water extremely refreshing. The children and Daddies had a splashing good time while the Mummies posed for pictures one after another. 

Daddies with their rides. 

Then we headed out to the Hotel for that much needed rest.
The sudden downpour had us change our dining plans in town and we ordered room service instead. :)
 



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