I am sure many of us living on the west coast have not visited the beautiful
east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. If one does have a chance, he will find
it a different kind of holiday experience, a holiday spent among the
beauties of nature.
First, there are the hundreds of miles of unspoilt sandy beaches, white
and clean with the open blue sea greeting the visitors. Then, there is the
lush, tropical greenery, the tall coconut palms swaying gracefully in the
breeze and charming rural villages where life is unhurried, leisurely and
peaceful. One is attracted by the riot of the brilliant colors of the fruits
and other foodstuffs at the market place, with busy Kelantanese selling
their wares. `Batik' and 'songket' are famous local products and tourists
will not leave the place without buying a few of these pieces as souvenirs.
Kelantanese cottage industries are of great variety. You can find
silversmiths at work on beautiful
Kelantan jewellery or skilful craftsmen and womenfolk producing 'batik
sarungs' and the brilliant eye-catching 'kain songket'. Some men are busy
engaged in the making of giant kites or 'wau' which are of various shapes
and colors. Kite-flying is an important pastime in Kelantan, apart from
Lastly, the beautiful beach of Pantai Cinta Berahi is worth a visit, for
you will see the beach fringed with groves
of casuarina trees. A trip to Pasir Putih, a scenic spot that
abounds with waterfalls
and fresh water springs is an unforgettable experience. Life here is totally
unhurried and relaxing, making it a memorable holiday for you.