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Kelantan Attractions

One of the reasons for making a trip to Kota Bharu was to visit this mosque which resembled a Chinese temple. It really puzzled me as Kelantan has always been in my superficial understanding, a Muslim conservative state with a small Chinese minority. I was also quite surprised that the mosque was built at the [...]

Nasi Tumpang is one of several food items identified by the Malaysian National Heritage Department as being truly Malaysian. Regarded as a traditional Malay delicacy, Nasi Tumpang is highly popular in the east coast especially in Kelantan from where it originated. Nasi Tumpang is delicious hand-made rice wrapped up in the shape of a cone [...]

Getting Two Countries for The Price of One

I always felt a sense of calmness whenever I visit this particular wat. The surroundings have not changed much over the years. The reclining Buddha at Wat Photivihan is probably the most well known in Tumpat, Kelantan. It is often mistakenly described as South East Asia's biggest reclining Buddha but that honour goes to the [...]

Highlights: 1. Canopy walkway 2. Up-river boat rides (i.e. Sungai Tahan) 3. Swimming at waterfalls, rapids and streams (i.e. Lata Berkoh) 4. Jungle trekking 5. Flora & fauna photography Negatives: 1. Noisy, inconsiderate tourists who come in droves and scare away everything. This is the jungle, not the mall. 2. Malaysian service industry is still [...]

An Authentic Homestay Experience in Kelantan

Someone once said: “Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.” Quoted from The Star So you go to Malaysia and try to find that special location. This is that special thing. You live inside the kampung. You can cycle around and all the children [...]