In my last post, I wrote about the beauty of Kelantan’s coastline; well, Kelantan’s neighbouring state, Terengganu, offers equally fascinating landscape along its coastline. The stretch of coast which appeals to me especially is at Kampung Mangkuk. Kampung Mangkuk is a small Malay village community consisting of traditional Malay homes with a population of ~4,000. Life unfolds at a leisurely pace in Kampung Mangkuk, folk go about their activities unhurried, traffic is sparse, this quaint village has a distinct quality of serenity and calmness pervading it. And, oh, those coconut trees, line the landscape, wherever you look, standing tall and proud; the gentle rustling of its fronds swaying in the sea breeze soothes the soul, bliss. My favourite spots are the ones in the photos, perfect location to laze back on a deck chair in the evenings, and enjoy the sea view and sea breeze, over a few glasses of red wine (or bottles of beer) until the cows come home 🙂
The coconut tree – ‘the tree of a thousand uses’ is cultivated for its many uses e.g. for food, beverage, oil, household implements,rope, fuel, roof cover, many others. Due to the abundance and availability of coconuts in Terengganu and Kelantan, freshly grated coconut meat, or its milk or oil is used extensively in local food preparation like curries, pastries, breads, cakes, snacks, etc. giving them a wonderful texture and frangrant, nutty flavour. Green (young) coconut water is widely sold at drinks stalls and restaurants, a very refreshing thirst quencher, with many health benefits due to its balanced minerals content.
Wishing all a good weekend.
All Photos Fuji X-E2 with XF 14mm