Hey all, here's my summary to what happened in Kota Bharu in the first two days!
First impression of Kelantan: The people are friendly and this city is clean.
I used to have the perception that Kelantan is like what the media portray, negative images of poor people like some reports stating that Kelantan is one of the poorest state in Malaysia but now I know it's not true. =)
First stop to our hotel, Perdana Hotel! Five star hotel! I love the room, so bright and clean! Perdana Hotel recently got a facelife and renovation so all things are new!
After we place our belongings in the hotel, we went on a tour by Trishaw! It was so grand to tour the town using pretty trishaw.
The locals welcome us when we pass them and even took our photos. =P
|Tour to Kota Bharu Tourism Zone by Trishaw|
|Group photo with our Trishaw drivers =D|
Next we had high-tea at Grand Riverview Hotel. I ate lots of traditional kuih and food from Kelantan. Majority of the kuih are made with santan(coconut milk) and gula melaka.
|The making of Puppets.|
We also get to see DIY of the puppet, this place can accommodate 4 pax at a time and offers a unique DIY experience from making the puppet to performing the Wayang Kulit.
On the second day, we had small breakfast in the hotel first before going out to eat local breakfast.
|Various buffet food|
|Nasi dagang and others|
I like that they serve Nasi Dagang too for breakfast.
|Serunding Cottage Industry|
|Dragon Boat Temple, Tumpat|
Nordin Batik features a wide selection of Batik for various occasion. Souvenirs are available here too.
That's just two days of activities in Kota Bharu, stay tune for third and fourth day!
Airasia fly to Kota Bharu from Kota Kinabalu 3 times weekly so book your tickets now!