Kelantan is one of the most conservative of states in malaysia and so in order to show some respect to the people, coving up to at least elbows and knees would be highly appreciated.
If not, men will leer at you, and service might not be as good as it would be should you show them respect as well. They will however not be impolite to you.
State of Kelantan & Kedah are quite similar in many ways like the padi fields, bordering & gateway to Thailand. If you want to relate the political influence, they are under the same governing party as well.
You may ask what about the cow. Well, nothing really special about this cow. This picture was taken on my first self-organised, multi-destinations road trip that really open my eyes. This caused me to hook on traveling whenever I manage to steal time.
Since Mark & I were on bikes, we can easily stop by road side without causing traffic jam and we can stop whenever we want. So, this cow is the result of those unscheduled stops.
You may browse my other tips in this page. They are not related to this bike trip, but the urge of finding more about Kelantan is definitely caused by my first bike trip here.
I noticed most people don’t follow the trip because too complicated with too many URL links. To make it simpler, the next few destinations will be summarized in Jeli page.
It rained hard during 40 of the 48 hours I spent in Kota Bharu town. And it was not the rainy season...
So I spent most of the time at the covered market or at my guest house; good occasion to take a cool rest after 3 weeks in Thailand and before continuing through Malaysia to Singapore and Sumatra.
If you are like us, hanging around KB on a Friday afternoon, you will find yourself hungry after founding for food around the whole town. THIS IS TRUE! 90% of the shops in KB is closed on Friday, perhaps for prayer or so. Even the Chinese restaurant close too.
Fondest memory: The only way to get something decent to eat, for us at least, was this Kebun Sultan Hawker Center. Lucky can find food here, otherwise must've died famine. Heh...
Loads of people eat the dim sum in the afternoon, looks a bit like a steamed sushi stuffed with fish meat. It taste alright. They have the indian food stalls here too, nothing too special. Other stalls include Cantonese fried noodles, Fish Ball Noodles, mixed rice, chee cheong fun. Take your pick