Friday, January 25, 2013

Clinical Placement at Terengganu Part 1

Finally able to retrieve some of the Terengganu trip photos from my phone! The trip was one month ago but I will try my best to recollect every single detail from the trip.

Every end of the semester, we have to choose one hospital from a given list to determine our clinical placement area. However, last semester I couldn't get a place in Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya (PPUM) which is very near (right next to Mahsa) because many of our classmates wanted PPUM too. To solve the problem we held a mini lucky draw event to determine who gets to go to PPUM and I was just not lucky enough. In the end, Christy, Jojo, Joycelin, Andrew and me, the 'unlucky ones', decided to go for Hospital Sultanah Aminah in Terengganu instead because apparently no one was willing to travel to Terengganu that time. 

Booked our flight from Air Asia because Air Asia was having this cheap promotion and we quickly grabbed our cheap flight tickets before it's too late! It was less than RM100 for a round trip flight including luggage fee and insurance. It was more time efficient and comfortable to travel by plane too. A long bumpy bus ride is not what we would prefer in the first place.

Ahhh my first time taking domestic flight since my primary school graduation trip to Sarawak. The queue for the luggage check-in was very long and caused us to be late for the flight check-in. Luckily we still managed to make it on time with Jojo running all the way to catch the flight not to mention she was carrying her heavy luggage at the same time.

 Air Asia! I was admiring the pretty clouds during the flight not knowingly we had reached Terengganu in just half an hour!

We managed to find our accommodation near the beach at Batu Buruk thanks to our clinical educator from Hospital Terengganu! We had to walk for 25 minutes every day to the hospital but we were not complaining. Walking is good exercise!

This was how our mini kitchen aka dining room looks like. We bought fresh vegetables and meat every weekend from Pasar Payang so that we can cook dinner with our rice cooker everyday. Yes all the food cooked with just a RICE COOKER!! Hahahaha. And the dishes came out really good. Look at some of the dishes we cook:

 Fried tomato with egg.

 ABC soup! We can even boil soup with rice cooker! Andrew, the only guy in the house was bemused and he simply could not figure out how to cook with just a rice cooker. But when we did, he was finally convinced haha.

Soy sauce chicken. Jojo style haha. The dishes are all well cooked and taste yummeh thanks to the multi functional rice cooker!

Food storage that last us for a week. =) All from Pasar Payang or Mydin supermarket.

And here's the beach we had been talking about! It's very near to our homestay and the beach is pretttyyy!

Oh so pretty~!! Look at the blue blue sky and the fine sand.

Random old man walking along the beach.

Me at the beach! That day we woke up early to watch sunrise at the beach but the cloudy weather did not permit us to do so.

Still we managed to capture the moment the sun rises. It was plain beautiful = ). Thanks Joycelin for the photo.

This is me looking exhausted after a long day at the hospital. Everyday after I got back from the hospital, I would stare at my laptop skyping with boyfie or search for information while studying. Only weekends we would go to the market or chinatown. Kuala Terengganu is a small place with not so much entertainment but I still like the place for its friendly local people and slow momentum of life. 

Shall continue to blog about Terengganu soon!



Anonymous said...

Like your sharing on going around places and restaurants

XCB said...


domokun said...

cant wait for ur next terengganu post :D

XCB said...

awww wait for my next post! haha

Hilda Milda™ said...

Andrew is lucky to have you girls around to cook for him! :P