Ke­lan­tan & Tereng­ganu

Time Out Malaysia Eating and Drinking Guide - - CONTENTS -

A deeply re­li­gious state, Ke­lan­tan isn't re­ally the place to go look­ing for nightlife. If you fancy a night­cap, try lo­cal Chi­nese restau­rants which of­ten have a se­lec­tion of beer and wine for non-Mus­lims. In Tereng­ganu, Per­hen­tian Ke­cil is a favourite amongst back­pack­ers for its chilled-out beach bars.

Pu­lau Redang

NEW The Vinum Xchange 221 Jalan Ban­dar, Kuala Tereng­ganu (09 638 1353/www.face­book.com/ thev­inumXchange). A mix of cof­fee and cock­tails, the Vinum Xchange is your mat-salle­hfriendly hang­out with ex­posed light bulbs, tall wooden stools and a small se­lec­tion of pas­tries. The crowd con­sists of young lo­cals and well­dressed back­pack­ers look­ing for a pint. The wall of wines will ap­peal to thirsty tourists in con­ser­va­tive Tereng­ganu but this oa­sis in the desert also boasts a good se­lec­tion of spir­its. Child friendly. Credit cards ac­cepted. Wed-Mon, 11am–11pm. Closed Tues­days. $$

Pu­lau Per­hen­tian Ke­cil

NEW Mon­key Bar

Pasir Pan­jang, Pu­lau Per­hen­tian Ke­cil (www.face­book.com/pages/Mon­key­Bar). One of the most popular bars on the is­land, Mon­key Bar is not only a great place to chill out and make new friends (plenty of back­pack­ers here) but it’s also the venue for reg­u­lar themed par­ties and events. Keep an eye on the Face­book page to find out when it’s open for the sea­son. Tip: it also of­fers cheap ac­com­mo­da­tion.

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NEW Oh La La Pasir Pan­jang, Pu­lau Per­hen­tian Ke­cil (www.ohlalaper­hen­tian.com). Another hos­tel and bar com­bined, Oh La La is pre­dictably popular with the back­pack­ers. It’s an unpretentious bar sit­u­ated on Pasir Pan­jang (Long Beach), which is pretty much the only place on the is­land you’re go­ing to find any nightlife.

Pu­lau Redang

NEW Bayu Bar The Taaras Re­sort, Pu­lau Redang (09 630 8888/www.thetaaras.com). This chic open-air beach bar is an ab­so­lute de­light with a de­cent cock­tail list and light snacks such as pizza, ta­pas, and meze. En­joy them all as you take in the su­perb Pu­lau Redang views.

Credit cards ac­cepted. Daily, 6.30pm– 12mid­night.

NEW Tu­pai Beach Bar

La­guna Redang Re­sort, Pu­lau Redang (09 631 0888/www.la­gunaredang. com.my). En­joy a more re­laxed vibe at Tu­pai Beach Bar, part of the lux­u­ri­ous La­guna Redang Is­land Re­sort. Kick back on the beach with some cock­tails and while away the hours. Don’t pin high hopes on the res­i­dent band though.

Daily, 5pm–12mid­night.

Tu­pai Beach Bar at La­guna Redang Re­sort

The Vinum Ex­change

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