|The sun, sand and sea beckon|
|The Sampan Bar tells many broken dreams of the Vietnamese refugees|
|This is part of their story|
|Climb every rock...|
|Tousled by the breeze|
|From the Kampung Restaurant which enjoys a wonderful beach front|
If someone tells me to 'go fly a kite!' I'd do just that. Ignore whatever message the person intended. I'd know where to head to - Teluk Cempedak. There the breezes will just lift your spirits. Hold on to the kite string and just let the kite catch the wind. You've got a winner!
Over the Chinese New Year holiday, we had a mini escapade to Kuantan. During lunch at the Kampung Restaurant at Hyatt Regency facing the white sandy beach and the South China Sea beyond, already the breezes were welcoming us. A few kites were in the air and dancing in the late afternoon sun. So while the rest of the family gang wanted to chill out in the air conditioned rooms, I walked the beach. The sun did not bother me. The sea breeze delighted me and I wasn't sweating. How nice.
The long uninterrupted stretch of beach is ideal for kite flying. Even in the evening as we sat at the Coals On The Beach, the balmy breeze just made it so right to be sitting out and dining. As we sat waiting to be served, a young lass was delighting us with her nifty dancing on the sand. The breeze swirled the hem of her lovely evening dress and billowed it. She was in her element and while dinner waited, it didn't matter to her. A kid nearby was flying a kite. Further up, where the fast food giants of Big Mac, KFC and Burger King are located, there was gaeity in the air. That part does attract locals and tourists who just want to 'makan angin' ( Malay literally meaning 'eat wind'), sit around and watch families at play. The colourful kites danced and twisted, swooped and climbed again and again, their tails always swing merrily along. The wind was just right to give the lift.
How mighty is the rock!
|Rocks as hideaways for beachcombers|
|Inviting waters. We didn't see any red flags as that is a warning not to tempt fate and play as the waters can be rough . There are rip currents that endanger lives.|
|The Water Dragon visits Teluk Cempedak|
|A different feel on the beach at night|
|Take a stroll and enjoy|
|On the boardwalk - nice view that looks over rocks and the forest is just so close by.|
|People flock to the beach parade for fun|
|Hear the swish and swoosh of the waves as they hit the rocks|
|Hyatt Regency by night|