All About Kota Bharu

September 3, 2020 in History, Kota Bharu

Malaysian enchantment found in local myths and legends

“TELL me a story, ma…” begs the child, weary with the play of the day and ready for that happy hour just before bedtime.
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August 30, 2020 in Culture, Kota Bharu

The Tribe Women of Kelantan

Kelantan is dubbed "Negeri Cik Siti Wan Kembang" after the legendary Malay queen who ruled the region in the 16th century.
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June 17, 2020 in History, Kota Bharu

Sungai Golok – One tiny river, two separate nations

The provinces of Satun, Trang, Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala and Songkhla are synonymous to the Muslim community in Thailand. All of these provinces, in exception of Trang and Pattani share their…
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June 17, 2020 in History, Kota Bharu

Thai by blood, not by birth

A community of Siamese Malaysians has been thriving over the border for more than 100 years, and they refuse to let go of their roots.
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June 17, 2020 in Kota Bharu, Tourism

Kota Bharu – the capital city of the State Kelantan

Kota Bharu is the capital city of the State Kelantan. It's an Islamitic state. Don't be frightened now, because those beautiful people are very warm and gentle.
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June 17, 2020 in Kota Bharu, Tourism

Wat Machimmaram

I came to this temple specifically for the sitting Buddha image. This is the 4th largest statue in Malaysia, after the Lord Murugan statue in the Batu Caves, the permanent…
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June 17, 2020 in Food, Kota Bharu

The Ultimate Kelantan Food Hunt

The best and only way to hunt for these authentic meals is with a local.
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June 17, 2020 in Kota Bharu, Tourism

10 Places I Visited in Kota Bharu, Kelantan

I was so fascinated by the fact that the so-called Islamic state of Kelantan actually has quite a number of temples so when I first heard about a giant reclining…
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June 17, 2020 in Environment, Kota Bharu

From Kelantan to Borneo Highlands

Sixty years is a long time, but I believe in the philosophy that it’s better late that never.
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June 17, 2020 in Kota Bharu, Tourism

Kota Bharu, Malaysia: Exploring The City

There are a lot of things to do in this little city if you have the inclination to try something new and rather quiet.
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June 17, 2020 in History, Kota Bharu

Tracing the Royal Kelantanese Lineage

My heart starts beating significantly faster by the time I finish reading the second paragraph.
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