Let's Go to Kelantan by Firefly (Day 1)

 Hi guys, have you all been following my twitter or facebook, you probably know that I recently fly to Kelantan with Firefly airlines! So this was the plane I took.

 Though the plane may looked small, but it was actually still quite spacious and comfortable inside.

Hi Hi!!! Camwhoring in the plane!

 Friendly air stewardess serving drinks and light snacks for your 1.5 hrs short flight.

 I had a nice cake with a cup of apple juice. And ya I loves seats beside the windows!

Together with this for this flight is  Jenny (http://www.beauterunway.com/

We also met a lady who acts in Singapore Local TV Dramas.

 Just less than 1.5 hrs and we reached Sultan Ismail Airport (Kota Bharu)!
That's Hongpeng (http://hpility.blogspot.sg/) another popular blogger by the way.

 a photo with all the bloggers who went for this trip with me.

 1st stop we went for our lunch at a chinese restaurant at Grand Riverview Hotel .

After Lunch, we checked into Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel

Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel
Kota Bharu, Kelantan

This 5 star International Class hotel. is located in a prime location in Kota Bharu. The hotel is within easy reach of the central business district, the airport, shopping, restaurants and entertainment.

 All rooms are equipped with the latest amenities and convenience including: IDD, 3 telephones, high speed internet access, voice mail, large writing desk, color TV with BBC channel, electronic safe, safelock on all doors,  hairdryer, bedside control touch panel for lighting, TV and individually controlled air conditioning, power outlet for 580 volts.

 Nice comfortable king sized bed.

 Separate shower stall and bathtub

  mini bar
 tea/coffee making facilities
For more infomation of Renaissance Kota Bharu, kindly visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/kbrbr-renaissance-kota-bharu-hotel/

Do you know Kelantan is so near to Thailand that you can actually go Thailand through here.

Peanuts and snacks in packets.

Icecream seller on street

Yummy homemade icecream!

 It is really delicious!

 There are corn, condensed milk, jelly and roasted peanut inside!

Perfect for hot weather.

This is one of the tourism attraction place to go!
Go to Wat Machimarran Varran to see the largest sitting Buddha in Southeast Asia!

The 10-storey-high Buddha, which took 10 years to build and cost RM4 million, is surrounded by Chinese folklore statues, dragon-adorned pillars and meticulous carvings. 

In the evening, we went for a dinner event with Hon. Dato' Sri Mustapa Mohamed Minister of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia.

 That''s Jenny interacting with Hon. Dato' Sri Mustapa Mohamed Minister of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia. He was a friendly guy and shared a lot of interesting infomation with us.

 Cultural dance & singing  performances during dinner.

 This was the menu for the dinner.

Renaissance Three Hot & Cold Dish Combination

Braised Sweet Corn with Crab Meat Soup

Deep-fired Boneless Chicken with Spicy Mango Salad

Steamed Seabass with Teow Chew Style

Fried Rice with Silver Fish

 After dinner we visited Wakaf Che Yeh (Famous night Market).

The night market or pasar malam as it is locally known is open seven days a week and comes alive at night. 

It is situated about 15-20 minutes drive from Kota Bharu town area, the market is quite close to the Thai border and has been around for 10 years now. 

So what can you expect to see here?
You can find products ranging from fabrics to food. In the day, the place serves as a wet market and also wholesale market for a range of products which include mostly clothes for men, women and children. Ladies apparel especially for the Muslim women are seen sold all over the area. Bundles of fabrics are also sold in large quantities in many shops who deal with local wholesalers. 

 Cute balloon for kids

  A local seen buying mangoes at the night market

Green and red apples.

 You can also get Dokong Madu here.

 Stainless steel and silver accessories.

 Ladies wallets.

Precooked Keropok Ikan for you to buy home to fry and eat

Kid will love the toys selection here!

Dried fishes

Trendy store that sell clothes for young people.

Like to have some fried food while you walk along the street?

Watches for kids & adults

That's Samuel the editor from Weekend Magazine who also went with us for this Kelantan trip.

Stay tuned for my next post where I shared what I did on day 2.



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