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.