The eight kilometer long esplanade makes a wonderful drive by for makan angin, motor bike racing or a very long stroll. For the most, it is lined by soft Casuarina trees, lanky coconut palms and frail kampong houses.
What makes this stretch of coastline unique from other prime beach real estate is the unlikely presence of several islamic religious schools and even an abandoned drug rehabilitation center that enjoy beach frontage land.
Add to that, the Hotel UITM Trengganu run by and for the School of Hotel Management and Tourism takes center stage.
Discard any cliched images of bronze bikini-clad nymphs emerging from the sea. None of that here. Lifestyle here is simple and separate in many ways.
Where the boys watch the girls . . .
The Mat Rempits rule the streets without any thought of noise or exhaust pollution effecting the serenity of their beach.
A Trojan horse? A relic from the iron-mining days from near-by Bukit Besi? Japanese invasion landing structure? We never found out what it was.
And so ended our brief visit to Dungun in Trengganu.
Near Club Med we left the main road, passed the turtle sanctuary, and came across a narrow but long piece of land owned by the Ben Haron brothers. They have plans to develop by 2010. The neighbouring land has been converted into a thriving home stay for tourists.
Dollah and Sandra's pot of gold