Accompanied mum on a short trip. Since I don't have a lot of photos, I decided to just do a re-cap.

The hybridThe hybrid

The hybrid

Morning call at 5.30 a.m.

We arrived at a food court on Jalan Kebun Sultan, tourists buses destination for breakfast of course. And to wash our face and brush our teeth at the bathroom more crowded than Army Camp.

I bought this cross of pohpiah and lohbak. Pohpiah with lohbak fillings (instead of vegetables). Or Lohbak with pohpiah skin (instead of soya)?

Lesson: Roti kahwin works but not this.

Comment: Disgusting. Regretted my breakfast decision because I can't tolerate fried food cold. I went back to the bus to eat bread

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PIRATED DVD ADS!

Reclining Buddha

Reclining Buddha

Despite 95% Malay of Kelantan's population, the town of Tumpat, noteworthy for its number of relatively well-off Siamese villages is not only where the minority ethnic Thai inhabitants of Kelantan mostly centered, so does the state's two hundred or so Buddhist temples.

So.. we visited the 4 temples in 2 short days.

Time 8.30 a.m.

One of the 25 temples in Tumpat, Wat Phothivihan has the longest and biggest Reclining Buddha in Southeast Asia. It measures 40 metres long and 11 metres high. Also the most popular.The devotees of this temple are mainly ethnic Thais, and the temple itself is a typical Thai Buddhist temple.

Re-cap: Weekend at Kelantan (7th & 8th June)
I lost the "guess their sex game"

I lost the "guess their sex game"

We also visited another temple in Tumpat called Wat Pikhulthong where the giant Buddha stands. This 60 metres high statue took 10 years to finish. Unlike majority of Tumpat temples, strong Indian influence can be seen from architectures and statues of gods and monks of this temple.

9.30 a.m.

Wat Pikhulthong

Wat Pikhulthong

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Indian influnces

Re-cap: Weekend at Kelantan (7th & 8th June)

Third temple in Tumpat we visited is Wat Maisuwankiri, also known as The Dragon Boat Temple because of the two dragons at the boat statue.

Unlike the two previous temples we visited, this temple is all gold and shiny and huge and luxury. They received donation from Thai King according to the tour guide.

Wat Maisuwankiri

Wat Maisuwankiri

Re-cap: Weekend at Kelantan (7th & 8th June)
Re-cap: Weekend at Kelantan (7th & 8th June)
Re-cap: Weekend at Kelantan (7th & 8th June)

Last one! Wat Machimmaram with a Samadhi Buddha tall at over 30 metres, 22 metres wide on a lotus base of 47.5 metres - the largest sitting Buddha in Southeast Asia. This Chinese influenced temple was built in 1991 but only completed in 2001.

This temple is our tour guide's favorite. (He said so) He talks a lot but all aunties and uncles ignored him

Wat Machimmaram
Wat MachimmaramWat Machimmaram

Wat Machimmaram

Ok, no more temple.

12.30 p.m.

Now hungry, we were finally at Siti Khadijah Market. Finally had the chance to try local cuisine of Kelatan. I ate two servings at lunch because I thrown away my disgusting hybrid when my mum didn't notice. *Starved*

Re-cap: Weekend at Kelantan (7th & 8th June)
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Kelantan cuisine

Kelantan cuisine

I ordered a half-and-half, Nasi Dagang (the brown) with udang galah and Nasi Kerabu (the blue) with solok lada (chillies stuffed with minced fish and grated coconut). I have also tried the Laksa Kelatan. Bought laksam (the thicker noodle) because I have never seen it in my hometown. But I used to had it when I was studying in Johor.

Lastly, drained everything down with the cap ayam (chicken trade mark) orange-flavoured soft drink and we were ready for some shopping.

Named after Prophet Muhammad's entrepreneurial wife, this rainbow-colored bazaar is mostly run by women.
Named after Prophet Muhammad's entrepreneurial wife, this rainbow-colored bazaar is mostly run by women.Named after Prophet Muhammad's entrepreneurial wife, this rainbow-colored bazaar is mostly run by women.

Named after Prophet Muhammad's entrepreneurial wife, this rainbow-colored bazaar is mostly run by women.

Dodol ❤

Dodol ❤

After checked into hotel and I went to gym and showered and had nap before we hit Pantai Cahaya Bulan in the late afternoon.

5 p.m. at the beach

Re-cap: Weekend at Kelantan (7th & 8th June)
Re-cap: Weekend at Kelantan (7th & 8th June)

Dinner was at food court again. Boring.

8 p.m.

Sunday morning was just breakfast at hotel rooftop (laksa was good and love that they have my favorite soft boiled eggs)

Then more shopping at Rantau Panjang, along Sungai Golok. Oh my god this place is duty free?! And there is even a nice cafe here with beautiful macarons!

Lady boss at Sungai Golok

Lady boss at Sungai Golok

We left Rantau Panjang for West coast around 1 p.m.

I was too high with shopping and eating until I forgot to at least take a look at the famous river that separates Malaysia and Thailand!!!

I couldn't find Nasi Tumpang during this trip so I think I will definitely be back in the future. And... to see Sungai Golok.

"Seafood" form Temenggor Lake

"Seafood" form Temenggor Lake

Must-do thing at Tasik Temenggor, along the East-West Link... eat fresh water "seafood"!

Grik is landlocked so the fish are from the nearby lake. I gobbled down 3 frogs that day and I forgot about the photo again. Brain doesn't function when hungry.

This was an early dinner at 4 p.m.

I hope this gives you some inspiration for places to visit for a weekend away!

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