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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Kelantan Trip 2012


On my first week in Penang for semester break, my mother decided to go back to her hometown in Kelantan so both of us headed East Coast to The Old House at Wakaf Bharu. My dad has to work and my younger brother needs to go to school so there were just the two of us.


Sungai Kelantan, the view was taken from inside of the car so please pardon this bad photography. I love the clouds and the scenery plus Kota Bharu is a seriously nice place for family getaways. 


I recall that there was no Tune Hotels yet on my last visit to the city in July last year. Wow, I guess that the city is getting well-developed now (minus the traffic congestion) and it is actually cleaner ;)


We visited my mother's former school, Sekolah Kebangsaan Kamil (1) in Pasir Puteh Kelantan. She used to stay at various "jajahan" in Kelantan, from Machang to Bachok, Pasir Puteh, Tumpat and Wakaf Bharu following my grandfather who was a policeman at that time. 


Alhamdulillah, the weather was fine although Kelantan was severely hit by flood and typhoon on the last Musim Tengkujuh. We visited Balai Polis Cherang Ruku (my grandfather used to live at the barrack there) and Pantai Tok Bali but I forgot to take the photos. 


Here at Jambatan Tok Bali; it is actually a very long and high bridge to allow fishing boats to sail past it. Pantai Tok Bali is a very famous fishing spot for fishermen and also has a fish landing center at the jetty here. The sea water here is totally deep and not a very good spot for recreational activities. 


Then my mother drove until we nearly reached Terengganu (Besut actually). Besut is another popular spot for tourists who would want to go Pulau Perhentian. There is a jetty here that operates everyday (I think) and this is like the entryway to Pulau Perhentian. 


There is the jetty (I think) that makes me wonder when can I visit Pulau Perhentian? I love islands and beaches but the islands that I have visited so far are Pulau Langkawi, Pulau Pinang (totally) and Pulau Pangkor only. I must plan a backpacking trip to Pulau Tioman next semester! 


My mother stopped by at this seafood retail outlet to buy something for our neighbors in Penang. 


There are actually a lot of stalls at the side of the road in Besut selling keropok lekor, keropok ikan, sos-sos tempatan, sotong dan udang kering; basically everything!


My mother bought a lot of these item waiting to be fried at our house kitchen now, and we gave away to our neighbors too.


I bought A LOT of these! My favorite keropok ikan that is sold for only RM 1 each! Seriously Shafik (my roommate) needs to come here and purchase the whole stack of these! In Kuala Lumpur, the same keropok ikan is sold at RM 2 each and it is so unfair because we always have to share the small packet. Now I think both of us can enjoy our own individual packet while watching movies, right Shafik? (I really hope that he reads this hahaha).


Then the next day, we went to Tumpat and Pengkalan Kubor to do our favorite part of the trip which is shopping! My great-grandmother lived here until the end of her life, and the house is left decayed in the town of Tumpat. 


Stesen Keretapi Tumpat which is the start and the end of the journey for trains of the East Coast. If you can see in the picture below, there is a "garage" that houses the trains. 


For your information, train is still the most favorable mode of transportation for the Kelantanese, especially those who live in the rural area that is only reachable by trains and railways. 


One snap of Pantai Sri Tujuh, a really popular spot for fishing and "mandi-manda" for locals and tourists in Kelantan. I heard that the beach is badly eroded due to the monsoon season and no longer safe for tourists; that was what I heard. 


Finally we arrived at Pengkalan Kubor, a duty free area which is bordered with Thailand. I mean, Thailand is at the other side of the river so you guys and girls can visit Thailand legally or not. This place is famous for girls and women because most of the items sold are seriously meant for them! Boys like me can only get football team jerseys (which is of a good quality), jeans, t-shirts and boxers. 


A lot of tourists would seek for "toto", dishes, kitchen utensils, children toys and clothing; the same concept like the one in Rantau Panjang. For a boy like me, I prefer shopping at Rantau Panjang and Wakaf Che Yeh as it caters more variety of choices for male teenagers, honestly. That marks the end of my 2012 Kelantan Trip with my mother and as what I have mentioned, am looking forward to go to an island in a near future insyaallah. 

38 comments:

mr_right said...

uish! dah lama tak gi kelantan !! wehuu~

Syazwan Che Deraman said...

bro, ada pembetulan sket tu.

jeti besut hanya provide ferry to Pulau Perhentian . :).

anyway..gambar dekat besut tu.
dah dekat dah ngan my hometown.
:)

Hanie Dew said...

wow a complete and perfect journal for the whole trip.

buat aku rasa nak gi kelantan. pernah sampai terengganu je.

cantik je pic awan ko shoot dari dlm kete tu.

pulau kapas. owh. aku dgr pulau tu cantik. must plan a trip for this coming holiday.

✿♥! b.e.l.o.g e.m.m.a ♥!✿ said...

Tak penah lg pegi kelantan..Nak pegi la nnti~

Anonymous said...

salam,anneyohaseyo! haha..u did a very good job man! since this is not your last visit in Kelantan, i think it will be great if u can visit other place like Wakaf Che Yeh, Siamese Wat in Tumpat (actually don't know what its called :P) Pasar Siti and also Pantai Senak or Jeram Linang :D all those place is awesome and freshie :D oh ya, i love to ask u to come here "IPG Kampus Kota Bharu in Peng.Chepa" because i was here.. keke.. :D
conclusion : LOVE it ! ;)

bunga tulipz said...

kalu setakat nak jalan pulau kapas am turun ganu jela..akak penah bwk member pegi..tp xtido la..pergi kelah je..hee~

Azham Vosovic said...

Mr Right: wah...jom pergi Kelantan! hahahahah

Syazwan: bro, nasib baik kau tegur! aku pun terkeliru tadi pasal ada byk pulau kat Terengganu hehe.... a'ah la, aku pnh baca dlm blog kau yg kau asal Besut kan? hehehe

Hanie: hehe, wah...u rasa complete ke? Sayangnya xda gambo makanan hehe...jom la kita menjelajah Malaysia...sy teringin nak pegi Pulau Tioman ni hehehhe

Azham Vosovic said...

emma: hehe, ajak satu keluarga melawat Kelantan hehe.....

Anon: ni Kak Dayah kan? hehe, alhamdulillah, masih ada kampung kat Kelantan...sebelum ni da pernah pegi tmpat2 yg akak mention tadi tapi sebelum sy start blogging la heheh....

Kak Kimah: wah, boleh je...setakat pergi berkelah pon okay! best best!

Hanie Dew said...

complete la utk terangkan perjalan tu dari mana ke mana menghala ke sini situ. siap tunjuk highway tinggi tu. kalau jalan ke sana mesti tercari cari highway tu.

ko mmg suka melaka la ni sampai nak ngajar kat sana jugak.

Wan Ahmad Izudean said...

haha..even aku kat kelantan tapi xdelah jalan2 sakan macam ni..

rancang nak pegi pulau perhentian bulan 6 ni ngan kawan2 sekelas time secondary school dulu :)

and, soalan cepu cemas,can u speak loghat klate?

Azham Vosovic said...

Hanie: hehe, entahlah...dari kecik mmg suka Melaka hehehe... kalau jumpa highway tinggi tu...tag I kt FB hahahaha

ZWAN SABRI said...

X penah sampai di Kelantan lagi.. HUHU.. btw, aritu hang mai Penang ek? awat x bg taw? HAHA

Azham Vosovic said...

Izudean: aku paham...cuma lebih baik xpayah cakap guna loghat Kelantan...kawan2 aku ckp x menjadi langsung ehhehehe

Zwan: haha, umah I kt Kepala Batas je hahahaha....

Aween Md Zahir said...

haa,,semester break da mula kan. berjalan sakan laa nmpknya :)
i went to terengganu last week.
besh ! hutan lipur chemerong,ohsem gila ! sgt lawa :)

IMANSHAH said...

kawasan tumpat tu dah dokat ngan rumah den..heheh

Azham Vosovic said...

Aween: haha, haruslah berjalan...gunakan masa cuti ni sebaik-baiknya hahahahah

IMANSHAH: haha, kat area mana la tu eyh? hehehe....

Elle Who? said...

haha..bagi aku semua kopok ikan yg ko beli uh..wat sistem bater..ko amek brownies, aku amek kopok ikan..huhuhuhu baru la adil dan saksama!

Azham Vosovic said...

Elle: weyh, aku dah habis makan haha...serious hehehehehe sorry der! hahahahahha

ASyraff Ryu said...

i'll go there one day ;)

Azham Vosovic said...

Asyraff: hehe, rileks...kau study kat Perancis tu...bawa balik buah tgn byk2 hehehehe

Muhammad Saiazuan Norhalik said...

seriously aku x prnah smpai lg sana..haha

semutsengal said...

nak kirim budu lapan belas botol bole ?

SnowladieS said...

murahnye kopok tu!! kat sini singgit sembilan hehe.
btw kalau baju kt sne murah tak? *niyangteringinnakgsaneni* :p

rozeeta rashid said...

hey my mom is also a kelantanese! hehe. bestnya jenjalan merata. saya tak ingat la pernah pergi pengkalan kubor tak. rantau panjang ingat la. tapi tu pun dah berkurun tak pergi. =)

rozeeta rashid said...

eh lupa nak cakap pasal keropok segera tu. haha. murah kannn. kat tempat lain mahal. beli banyak siap dapat free lagi. pesta keropok la jawabnya. hehe.

aleen aiden said...

last datang kelantan, xjalan kemane pun sebab datang mengejut.sedih oih! keh3

delarocha said...

borong sakan lah di sana

Azham Vosovic said...

Zuan: hehe, nanti pakat la dgn member2 Uitm, buat trip heheh..ada Tune Hotel

semutsengal: hehe, kena tunggu aku kembali ke Kelantan semula hehe

SnowladieS: haha, serious murah! siapkan duit je, pastu shopping je la hahahahha

Azham Vosovic said...

rozeeta: haha, kita ada persamaan kan...mak org Kelantan, dok kt Penang hehehe....sy suka kebanyakan makanan Kelantan, tp haritu x smpat nk melantak byk2....

aleen: hehe, serious? kenapa mengejut?

delarocha: hehe, sayangnya elaun da abes...x dpt nk shopping hehhe

El-Janna said...

xpernh g klntan. hohooh:(

Suhami Ahmad said...

wah, bestnya....jalan2 cuci pandangan....

Azham Vosovic said...

Janna: ajaklah sekeluarga melawat Kelantan...best!

Atok: pernah smpai sini? hehehe

.:rizaL:. said...

long and lovely..as usual, u bought so many snack to crunch..jom menguyah? haha

Jue said...

wah best giler jejln ngan mom ko siap p skolah lama dia lg..mesti byk dia cecite kan knangan ms lampau..argh jeles!!

aku pun err suke kopok ikan hohoho

YOUsoF said...

Aku like gambar kelima 2 kali! ;D

Aku tak pernah sampai pantai timur lagi. Serius jakun dan teringin.

Tengah plan nak bercuti ke Tioman jugak ni, harap² menjadi..

Penah dengar je nama tempat Pengkalan Kubor, Wakaf Che Yeh ni dari mulut kawan.. Panjang umur insyaAllah nak jejak kaki ke sana jugak la..

Azham Vosovic said...

rizal? menguyah aku tak nak...kau je boleh haha...mengunyah aku nak haha

Jue: hehe, bolehlah...lgpun I da byk tau psl zaman kanak2 my mum...kalau nak cerita boleh buat satu buku hahahha

YOUsoF: hehe, serious 2 kali? wah, terima kaseh terima kaseh...percubaan pertama tu hehehe....jom pi Tioman? serious aku nk pi pantai je ni huhuhu....

Akue Achik said...

never reach Kelantan,,someday. Hopefully. :)

Azham Vosovic said...

Achik: huhu, one day you'll be there...good luck hehehe

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