Pantai Batu Buruk (beach of the old ugly stone) Kuala Terengganu’s famous beach is a popular place for strolling and good place to visit especially in the evening, located just 1 km from the city centre of Kuala Terengganu.. This beach is a populars destination for the city folks of Terengganu and throughout Malaysia to unwind and relax and also a haven for Vintage or antique collector like me : P and also famous as Fishing spot and Angler Competitions .
Batu Buruk is also as Famous’s as Kota Bharu as a place to find valuably and Original vintage Denin Jeans!! and shoes!! which sometimes reach as high as RM 7000 or 2 or 3 thousand US Dollar!!! O.o and my favourite place to find antique which are unique and hard to find.
Set against the scenic backdrop of The white sandy beaches with swaying and breezy casuarinas Tree (Pokok Rhu) lining up behind the shore, like a loyal friend to the waves.
Here in Pantai Batu Buruk can find many tourist and local Flying the many kite that are sold on the beach whether it’s the Famous Tradisional “Wau” or morden day kite all can be found here flying in the sky stretching for mile and mile, that sometime it loos like a kite festival being held especially during the paddy planting season in month of February till April.The panoramic view of the sea is quite beautiful ..i don’t recommend swimming here currently as the tide is very strong and sometime can be dangerous.
Seeing that Pantai Batu Buruk a famous and popular attraction . the authrority had decide to preserve and enlarge the beaches and are currently building since august 2004. A long stretch of wave breaker about 800 meter from the beaches when finish It would make Pantai Batu Buruk and ideal place for swimming and other water activites and also prevent any coastal erosion even though they were never was any costal erosion in the first place!!. ( From my point of view: I think they use the costal erosion as an excuse to get Grant from the federal government :P )
Varieties food stalls can be found at Batu Buruk, streeching from Batu Buruk Resort until 500 meter from the Kuala Terengganu General Hospital. It used to stretch past over 1 km from The Hospital until they set a 500 meters anti Stall Radius. this is because 7 year ago , the food stalls were just 10 meter from the Hospital Garden’ fence which is a waist high.
The delicious smell from The hundred and hundred of food stalls which is just 10 meter from the Hospital ground had tempted a lot of patient. Yes I MEAN A LOT of patient wearing pink clothing who cant resist to sneak out from the ward to get a snack and running around and eating anything that they shouldn’t or smuggling in some back to share with fellow “inmate’s” which in the end cause a lot of security breach and a lot of Headache to to the hospital director and its staff :P ”
Ok Back to the Varieties food stalls can be found at here.all the food is halal .
as a Chinese who like to eat frequent here!! I suggest u try some dishes which is quite famous in Terengganu that if u don’t try its . The when people at home ask about the taste and you don’t know then their will think that u probably had never come here. Try the first and best fried ice cream (Ais Krim Goreng) in Malaysia since 1998 . (there only one Ais Krim Goreng shop in whole Kuala Terenggau as many had tried and fail to copy it flavour :P ) , Nasi Dagang,(Trader Rice) a Terengganu famous traditional rice cooked with coconut milk and server with Fish curry, fried sea foods and Yunnan chicken rice run by a Chinese muslim family .All this food can easily be found along side a long stretch of Shop near Batu Buruk Beach Resort.or u can go to my favourite joint wher me and my friend like to hang out at Pak Maidin Shops which is just infront of Batu Buruk Beach Resort.(the place where you tour bus will stop as Batu Buruk)
Friday in the afternoon starting from 4.00pm till evening is the best day to go to Pantai Batu Buruk . There is a big and long night market every Friday from 3.00pm till 7.00pm offering hundred of Varieties food stalls ,Beautiful and wonderful art ,gift and souvenir can be found here with other product and lastly a lot of Bundle shop that sometime if u lucky you may bump into some vintage Jeans worth thousand of dollar at the price of under US 100 dollar if the trader that sell its are bloody blind !! there also peddle that sell only Selective Jeans that they found at affordable price. price (I know of 1 american who stay at a resort for more that 4 year and making big money by travelling to Pantai Batu Buruk Night market every Friday with a bunch of Catalog in his small backpack!!. (note most local don’t know that almost all The Jeans seller here whose wear rugged clothing are Very Filthy RICH!! :P )
Friday is also the time where our City council held culture show and event at The Batu Buruk Culture Centre. The Culture Centre stage pencak silat (Malay martial art), top spinning, kite flying, sepak raga and other traditional performances from 5.00pm to 7.00pm every Friday from starting from 1 April till 31 October which is the Tourist Season, There also a tourist office Centre here where the friendly staff are ready to server your needs and information.
If u are bored u can always walk to Pantai Batu Buruk for strolling especially in the evening like other couple who are in love.