Sunday, June 22, 2008

Interesting Things and Places in Kota Bharu (at least for me)

There're a few things and places in Kota Bharu that I found them interesting. First, the places:

1. Rantau Panjang: Lot's of cheap stuff, especially those from our neighbouring country Thailand. Lot's of tudung at very cheap price. I bought a shirt, 6 cans of peanuts with various flavours, and dried jackfruits (crackers).


2. Pasar Siti Khatijah: I was specifically attracted by the arrays of fruits available in this market. Lot's of fruits, local foods, baju kurungs, kebayas, tudungs, and silk clothings. I bought 3 kilos of Mango, 3 kilos of buah salak, 0.5 kg of serunding (I regretted for buying too little), 2 kilos of keropok ikan parang, and a silver kain sampin.



Actually, these are the two places that I'd managed to visit. I was told there're many others. I should have gone to Pengkalan Kubur. I wanted to buy some pyrex and corelle stuff actually.

And here're two things that caught my attention:
1. The sotong bakar. The abe (brother) took a piece of dried cuttle fish from his stall, BBQ it on top of red hot charcoal for awhile, and pressed with pressing machine for a few rounds. A short 4 inches cuttle fish became a 12 inches long, thin delicacy. Yummy. Goes well with the 'pencecah'. I had not been seeing this sotong bakar thingy for years. The last time I had was 12 years ago.


2. Dijamin tidak gatal. This is amusing. Well, it's because I don't really understand what the packaging was trying to tell. I took a good look at this crackers packaging, with "Dijamin Tidak Gatal" printed~ literally mean 'guarantee not itchy'. Can anybody explain this please??

Kota Bharu is interesting. I wanna visit this place again.

17 comments:

syukur said...

dah balik ker.. dari kelantan dan terengganu tu.. sakan sampai 4-5 hari tak update the blog ,tak gatal tu maksudnya tak pruritus dalam bahasa medical.. huh now u understand?? he he..\
Tapi memang best tau terengganu especially.. banyak kawan waktu medical student dulu asal dari kelantan dan terengganu.. so kalau ke sana call ajer dia orang dan rasa macam tempat sendiri pulak. Peaceful ajer kat sana.

budleee said...

its been a long time since i have been to kelantan.. love the rantau panjang, just like padang besar :D

ZEYN said...

Josh,

no idea what pruritus means but "dijamin tidak gatal" to my comprehension is that you won't get allergic reaction lah (macam orang yang allergic dengan seafood kan tergaru-garu satu badan kalau depa lepas makan udang and certain types of fish).

*sigh* two more weeks before my term break ends!

ainmuttaqin said...

wah..shopping sakan juga...serunding dr kelantan memang sedap..original..yang tak gatal tu maknanya kalu makan keropok tu tak kena allergic la..sbb setengah org tak tahan mkn ikan parang mcm saya nie..pyrex- hmm..saya dah beli..murah giler kat sheff nie..tp tak bole beli byk coz berat..

[danial][ma] said...

hej! josh...i have not been to rantau panjang yet...maybe so 'long' so could not have time to go there...hahahaha...the fish cracker also have the 'gatal' type huh? so, how to know the gatal one? hehehehe...ok, got to go...need to sleep now (11pm) because tomorrow is a big day, got an important meeting...haiyah so tension...hehehehe...ciao!

Josh said...

[Syukur] Pruritus?? Prune I know. Brutus yg selalu buli Popeye tu I kenal. But Pruritus?? Alien to me. hehehe
Memang best kalo ada member kat situ, boleh diaorang bawak jalan-jalan. Yah, it's peacuful and quite there. I like.

[Bud] I'd been to both Rantau Panjang and Padang Besar. I think Padang Besar is more organised, but Rantau Panjang got the variety. Hm.... u shop there too?

[zeyn] IC, IC. Baru faham what's dijamin x gatal.
Look at the bright side, you'll be meeting lots of friends in two weeks time when the sem reopen. ;-P
I'm sure you're enjoying every single day of your holiday now. Erm.. nak kek lapis yang sedap... hehehe

[Ain] Siapa lah boleh tahan bila nampak barang murah-murah cam tu. Saya yg jarang shopping pun boleh tergoda tau.
Ada pyrex yg ada penutup getah tak kat Sheff? Tolong beli 20 pieces.. hahahaha

[Danial] Ya lor.. Rantau Panjang is sooooo long, and Padang Besar is soooooo besar. Newcastle is sooooooo New. Right?
Wa, big day. All the best. Still sad can't go UK this month.... sedih... sedih....

wahdi said...

Josh, i never been to Kelantan! *Silly me
but this entry relly made me
to go there now! huhu

PUTUBAMBU said...

wah..shopping..bestnya..!

kalau le putu yg pergi sana..
dah berbundle-bundle tudung ngan baju kurung siap aku beli..hikhik..

Josh said...

[Wahdi] It's never too late Wahdi. Pergi lah melancong sambil shopping-shopping. Take a flight to KB. A three days two night stay here might probably cheaper then staying a day at Aussie land. hehehe

[Putu] Jangan Putu, kalo putu pergi situ, orang lain dah takyah gi dah jawabnyer. Kenapa? Putu dah habis borong semua barang kat situ! Meeeemang murah!

azizi said...

nak balikkkkkkkk .. :-)

Inah said...

nak g klate pulak rasa :(..

Josh said...

[azizi] Nak ikuttttt.

[Inah] gi klate ke balik klate Inah?? konpius. Erm.. bila nak masak nasi kerabu tu? Josh cadang camni lah. Inah gi Aussie, pastu Josh gi melancong, masa tu lah Inah masak untuk Josh. boleh?

[danial][ma] said...

hej! josh...hehehehe...don't be sad,you can come any time...

Josh said...

[danial] nak jugak sedih. Coz not easy to apply for holiday on any other time of the year. By the way, I'll be camping in Pulau Redang again by end of August. Join us again? Jom ler.

:: NbC :: said...

wahhh, tingin nak 'balik' kelate gak le.. :-P

borong tudung di pasar Siti Khatijah..

[danial][ma] said...

hej! josh...pulau redang...my skin so sensitive and no sun block lotion can help and will get sun burn easily and my fair skin will turn to black...unless you can provide me with aircond tent...hehehehe...

Josh said...

[pinky] Sure bertodi-todi Pinky beli tudung tu. (I'd just learnt the word 'todi', maksudnya bundle yang diikat dengan tali).

[danial] Puuuiii...
Anyway, I'll be enjoying myself with 70 students, and will mesmerize the experiences we had three years ago with 40 students.