As I drove along Chendor during my routine Kemaman-Kuantan commute, I couldn't help but felt nostalgic about that part of the beach.
Chendor beach, though not as famous as its neighbour, Cherating, it has a special place in my memory.
Its rather shallow waters (you can even wade far into the sea without even wetting your hair) attracts many, especially us, Kemaman folks.
The only problem is that at times the water is infested with jelly fish, and you wouldn't like to be stung by these creatures!
Those days, I'm talking about the 60's friends, Chendor was famous for two things - kemunting (wild berries growing well on the bris soil) and kepah by the thousands!
I am not exaggerating to say that I used to rake in kepah by the pails and so too was kemunting. I used to gather these black-when-ripe berries by the basket.
Kemunting resembles budu (anchovy paste) in a miniature tempayan. The difference is that kemunting is very sweet and seedy.
Whereas kepah is a just like a lokan that I had talked about in my older entry. It is smooth-shelled however. They are very delicious if stir fried or just steamed.
From the look of things, Chendor is not that well developed compared to its neighbour, Cherating. May be its vicinity to Terengganu border prevents it from challenging Cherating as another tourist destination.
No matter what, we all loved to swim in Chendor waters, not in monsoon seasosn of course!
Why not try it!