I had a one night stop at Kota Bahru on my way back from Pulau Perhentian. Regretfully, I wasn’t able to visit any of the places in Kota Bahru eventhough I had look forward to visit its market.
I recall vaguely that this is the arch at the entrance of the Siti Khadijah market? I hope Kelantanese can re-confirm this. Personally, I found Kelantan to be unique in its own way. There are so many different foods there which I never got to taste. I only manage to see the signs like Sup Belut (sea cucumber soup), baulu and akok. I did not even have the chance to taste its keropok lekor which is fish crackers/fritters.
As we had a tiring trip in Perhentian Island, my children refused to go for sight-seeing. Moreover, a few of them were just recovering from flu at that time.
Therefore, the only memory I had of Kelantan is its long stretch of beaches. I stayed at the Perdana Beach Resort in Pantai Cahaya Bulan (or previously called Beach of Passionate Love) My husband captured this photo of a sunrise. Usually, sunsets are much more beautiful and captivating than sunrise. Can you spot a lone man sitting by the beach?
This old couple stayed in the same resort as us. I found the two of them so happy and contented.
Ignore the beach which seems to look dirty. At the time when I went there, in January, the monsoon was just over. Therefore, dried coconuts, leaves, tree trunks were strewn on the beach. I was told that the beaches will be clean when the high tide from the monsoon season is over.
Kelantan – I hope to return as a tourist one day.