Saturday, February 20, 2010

Day 3 and Final: Perhentian Island Holiday

I AM BACK! I got home from my Perhentian island holiday very early Saturday morning at about 1 a.m. and had been a very lazy girl for the whole of today. I pondered on the approach of writing the posts for the trip, and this is what I've decided to do:

I'm doing the posts for my trip in reverse, starting with the last day after returning from the island (this post) and work my way up to the first day of the trip. I'll also be recapping some of my Facebook updates. I had loads of fun!

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Friday, February 19: Upon arrival at the Kuala Besut jetty from Perhentian island, we rented a mini bas pesiaran, which was a huge, comfy air-conditioned van operated by Mama's Holiday (Telephone: +609 690 4600). Our excellent guide for the day was Encik Baha. He took us to several places of interest.


Facebook: Alice Teh is enjoying nasi kerabu with yummy dishes such as ayam percik at Yati Ayam Percik, Kota Bharu. Sedap! and love the sirap ais also.

We went for lunch at Yati Ayam Percik, a well known place for delicious Nasi Kerabu (rice with raw vegetables) and ayam percik (barbecued chicken). This was the first time I tried the rice dish and must say I loved it. The barbecued chicken was delicious. It's a must-try if you visit Kelantan!

Yati Ayam Percik is located at 847, Jalan Long Yunus, 15200 Kota Bahru, Kelantan Malaysia (Telephone: +609 747 9867)
Barbecuing in progress
Nasi Kerabu
A variety of dessert to choose from. A good friend replied to my Facebook update stating that the cream caramel is not to be missed.

With happy, full tummies, we continued with our shopping mission and some sight-seeing. Because of time constraint--we're catching a flight that night--we went on to do some batik shopping, visited Pengkalan Kubor (a tax-free area selling goods, mainly clothes, footwear and kitchenware), and finally a Siamese temple on our way out.

Facebook: Alice Teh is now at the Thai border.

The Malaysia-Thailand border closes between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Across the Golok River is the Thai town of Tak Bai in Narathiwat province, Southern Thailand. Welcome to Thailand!
There are ferries to help you get across to Thailand and you would need your passport
We came out of the Immigration Post and continued shopping at the tax-free market area. I didn't buy anything but did enjoy the window shopping experience. The place closes at 6 p.m.
Fake Hello Kitties? They're still cute, though.
Loved this cute little bear with a heart
I spotted kitty at the back lane of shops, sniffing at the Thai-imprinted plastic containers
Getting ready to close shop as the time approached 6 p.m.

Facebook: After spending some time at the Phra Buddha Bharameedharm Chamruslok temple, off we go to the KB Mall for our last stop before airport.

Our last touristy stop was the Phra Buddha Bharameedharm Chamruslok (which means "Light of the Buddha's Dhamma Enlightens the World") where the biggest sitting Buddha in South East Asia is found.

I hope you've enjoyed this post. Coming up next is Perhentian island, so please stay tuned!