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Saturday, June 11, 2011
The Colorful Market of Kota Bharu...
This market always fascinate me. I have been there before and I kept going every time I visit Kota Bharu. It is one of a kind; once in there you would be awe with its splendor that no other market could give. It is special in that it sell almost everything under the sun, almost I say!. From fish, poultry to meat to vegetable and Batik and Handicraft and other Kelantanese textile of all kinds and colors making it a one-unique market.
Nowhere else could you find the varieties of goods sold under one roof and most of all are run by their womenfolks. It is a tapestry of the culture of the uniqueness of the womenfolks of Kelantan, a state that was once ruled by a woman Che Siti Wan Kembang.
Take a slow walk and taste the traditional cakes like Buah Hulu, Akok and other delicious Traditional Kueh [cake] that only the Kelantanese know how to create that exquisite taste. Up at the Batik section one could easily get lost in the narrow walkways where individual stalls sells Batik and other textiles of varieties and design, the color of the rainbows.
Peep down the balcony and you would witness the sprawling wet market below with goods laid in rows after rows making it a fascinating sight to watch. Such a clever way of presenting goods for sale. Indeed a kaleidoscope of color that always fascinate me every time I look. A magnificent sight indeed.
Just look at the photography that I have taken on this trip and I am sure you would agree with me that this is one place that should never be missed by those who visit Kota Bharu. Indeed a wonder of color by itself. Giving your holiday a memorable sight to remember in this east coast state of Kelantan.