We checked out of Fully Inn after breakfast.....asking ourselves, nak ke KB/Pasir Mas or TasikKenyir? Ok Kota Bharu.
Goodbye GM...it has nice limestone mountains/cave, we were told. We have not actually discovered it all because of the rain.
The limestone hill as seen from the railway station
It was an 'overcast weather'. Logging GPS & off we go. Baru nak keluarkan camera, hujan pun turun....alahai...Passed by Daerah Dabong (this district seems big)- Kg Lela Jasa, Lata Sg Rek, Laloh, Karangan, Kuala Krai, Sg Sok, Manik Urai, Chuchoh Puteri, Kg Peria, Mengkabong, Kg Pahi (MRSM & SM Teknik here); stopped briefly at Dataran Peladang.
Along the way to KB, ternampak lagi nama2 tempat yang agak unik;- Chenulong, Batu Jong, Kuala Nal, Kg Keroh, Pasir Gajah, Kg Telekong, Banggol Kulim, Laklok, Pangkal Jenereh, Paloh Rawa, Setor Lima (ternampak sign 'gerai Tuak??), Temangan, Jambu Lawar, Ayer Hijau, Kg Simpul, Kg Kemuning, Bukit Bakar(recreation area). Kiri kanan jalan berselang seli sawah padi, ladang kelapa sawit serta kebun getah.
Machang, Labok(SMSains), Kolam Air Panas Tok Bok, Pulai Chondong, Bukit Buluh, Merbau Chondong....rain getting heavier.
Daerah Kota Bharu (Bkt Merbau, Kok Lanas)
Daerah Ketereh (Cekok, Melor, Pasir Putih, Kedai Piah, Lundang Paku, Kg Chengal, Kadok, Pdg Halban, Kg Berangan, Perol Peringat, Pendek Limbat, Mulong...list go on....
Arrived Kota Bharu after two and a half hours . There was massive jam around town area as there were many visitors to Pasar Siti Khadijah. Checked into Grand Riverview Hotel, Kota Bharu. We can see Sg Kelantan from our window.
Riverview Hotel lobby
Jalan jalan cari makan brought us to Pantai Cahaya Bulan(PCB). We ate at the roadside stalls, to the sound of Laut Cina Selatan waves (kuatnye bunyi dia-seram). Ordered a few varieties but I pictured the best - Sup Gearbox, fuh terangkat tau!
It was just past 3pm when we got back from PCB, so we headed to Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah.
There were two buildings, separated by Laman Siti Khadijah. We went to the one that has wet market, bought some souvenirs (kain batik/pelikat) before going back to the hotel.
The wet pasar taken from 1st floor
After maghrib, again we went out for food. A 10 mins walk to Pasar Khadijah, saw only three of us, mana pi orang lain??? Adil said we could menari guling guling on the road!
We had a good night sleep, woke up early hoping to capture sunrise, but was dashed, as the sun did not rise! he he. Checked out & headed to the Pasar...again. We missed nasi dagang. I bought the rice, so i could make it back home.
Went to the first floor where they sell goodies (dodol, asam, serunding etc) & the second floor (tudung, kain, baju...). I was excited to see all these (orang Penang kata ketaq kepala). Bought more goodies for those at home.
Ops, on the ground floor, I saw a very light green colored chili, something new as i normally see the deep green chili.
Kelantan is indeed a nice, quiet place, still maintaining its traditional values and most of all - all the cek meks over there molek molek belako, serious, they are beautiful & hardworking.
Here are some of the pretty traders
Habis shopping, kami pun nak balik Penang lah, kali ni ikut Gerik pula.....
Sekali lagi we passed by places with unique names;- Kg Mat Pomen, Wakaf Che Yeh, Kg Pendek, Salor, Pdg Sakar, Parit China....
There're many houses along the way, the road quite busy.......then back to the quiet one.
Tau tau ada lagi tempat yang boleh jamu mata......ketaq kepala sekali lagiiiii.
This time it's a place called Bukit Bunga in the Tanah Merah District. Ada banyak gerai kat tepi jalan, menjual segala macam barang, soft toys, goodies, baju, beras.....hai meriah.
Stop juga nak memeriahkan lagi keadaan yang sudah sedia meriahnya dengan barang2 bergantungan, berbagai warna.
Habis tu apalagi, baliklah....jumpa lagi nama tempat yg unik;- Buketa, Gemang, Lakota, Kg Bkt Pak Mud, Kg Sg Mekong, Kg Salor, Tumbi Rapat, Kg Bt Melintang....
Magnificent view of the green countryside...
Tasik Banding, we stopped to capture view...
Tak larat nak bagitau dah nama2 tempat yang di lalui , yang pasti pemandangannya indah. Satu percutian indah tanpa di plan........
Then, we are back to our everywhere anywhere place called home....Everywhere?-you see people & buildings everywhere...anywhere??-you can see vehicles parked anywhere!