Monday, March 17, 2008

Sungei Kelantan Boat Ride

Recently I decided to take a boat ride from the Kota Bharu jetty to Kampung Laut. The jetty is just a few steps away from the Tambatan di Raja.
I recalled the last time I took the same trip was almost 10 years ago. It was about 0.50 sen a trip. They have raise the price now to Rm1.00. I am sure that's fair enough for a 15 minutes ride, considering the escalating price of diesel nowadays.
I wanted to see the sunset and snap some photos. So, I hop onto the 6.00 pm.'s boat just in time.
We left the jetty at 6.00 pm sharp. No ticket required. Just pay RM1.00 and get into the boat, free sitting. I was surprised to see quite a number of people taking the boat. Probably due to after work and everyone is heading for home as it is cheaper and time saving instead of taking the bus or taxi, As our boat leave the jetty, I manage to snap a few photos.. Over here is the photo of a newly completed Mall cum hotel-apartment.
Most of the ladies tend to sit in front and the guys sit behind, somewhere near to the engine.
Everyone looks so exhausted from work.
After 15 minutes, we reached Kampung Laut jetty. Our boat rest for 15 minutes before taking off for the return journey.
Photo of a sundry shop nearby Kampung Laut jetty.
At 6.30 pm, our boat head back to Kota Bharu. It was empty.


Photo of a traditional house along the river, a water scooter and a temple nearby as we passed by Kampung China.

More sunset at Kelantan River.
And some more.
And some more.
At 6.45 pm, we reach the jetty.

22 comments:

Akmal said...

KBGuy,
This is indeed a brilliant entry. Tambatan DiRaja, that's one of my makan-makan place. But I never board a boat there.
Brilliant picture with a compact camera. I wonder what a 400D can do. I think you should send your pictures to PhotoMalaysia. You might score yourself a Canon Selphy DIgital Photo Printer (monthly prize) or even the grand prize Nikon D40. Just wait for the right theme :)

kbguy said...

akmal, haha..! thanks for the complement and the idea. Will consider that. But I am just a beginer..

Zawi said...

Lim,
Very good post. Thia will open up some ideas on what to do while in Kota Bharu for tourists. Though taking a boat ride maybe a comon thing for some people, to those who have never experienced it, it's awesome. I love that scene of the temple. Its always something I pointed out to tourists when on a river cruise with me to Pulau Suri.
Thanks for the thought provoking entry.

pB said...

Hai ...


Nice picture especially the sunset.
U make me really miss my kampung lar ...

Lorong Gajah Mati is not that far from Tambatan Diraja.
Used to walk from there to my auntie's house at Kubang Pasu.

But since my grandmother passed away , they sold the house already.

Sayang kan...

kbguy said...

pB, I used to stay at Jalan Tengku Petra Semarak, near panggong Lido. You still recall ? It's between Lorong Gajah Mati and Tambatan diRaja. That's where I use to grow up and run around.. Probably I might know you as well. haha..

pB said...

dekat situ kalau tak silap ada kilang kopi , kan ...

j or ji said...

luasnya sungai! and great pixs!

kbguy said...

pb, kilang kopi yang mana satu ? Sorry la, tak berapa ingat. Saya dah pindah dari sana sejak 30 tahun lalu, beri laluan kepada kemajuan perbandaran..

pB said...

kilang tu tak ada ler besar mana pun.

sebelah panggung LIDO tu jer ...

kbguy said...

pb, oic. Ada agaknya. Disebelah kiri Panggong Lido berdekatan sungei. Kalau tak silap, kilang kopi tu masih ada beberapa tahun dahulu. Sekarang entah sudah pindah kebelum. Kilang tu rumah kedai di jalan Che Su, kalau tak silap. Kalau masa dulu, jalan nya kechil, dipanggil Lorong Che Su. Kalau di sebelah kanan panggong Lido, diatas lot Grand River View Hotel ia lah Taman Sekebun Bungga. Masih Ingat tak ?

Anonymous said...

tak silap gua tu kopi cap tabek ....

jedyoong said...

Nice one. I'll try to visit next time I'm there. ;)

yeappie said...

Isn't that Kedai Serbuk Kopi called "Koon Kee"?

kbguy said...

yeappie,..hehe..I think we are getting closer now. May be yes. Out of curiousity, I will check this out. I know someone who used to stay next to that kilang kopi. It's the son-in-law of an old man who sells tea-china with the kereta-tolak next to bangunan Naim-jaya formerly Jayajusco supermarket @ along jalan Tengku Putera Semarak. Btw, yeappie you also from somewhere near there ?

yeappie said...

I used to stay in Jalan Zainal Abidin (across from the Kelantan Buddhist Association) but the houses were torn down more than 10 years ago. Most of my family members are out of state now except for a sister who is teaching in SM Chung Hwa. As for me, I now reside across the Pacific (since 1980). I used to have beer sessions with the supervisor (Ah Giap) of Koon Kee.

kbguy said...

yeappie, now we are getting closer too. My grandmother's house is also somewhere opposite the Kelantan Buddhist Temple. Ooops, I think I know who you are..if I'm not wrong, You are with the Yap's family ? I used to visit my granny's house.. the one further down towards the sundry shop. What a small world. Now, tell me where you actually resides now..(if u don't mind).

yeappie said...

It is a small world indeed. I am in Silicon Valley (San Francisco Bay Area). I live in Fremont, about 40 miles from San Francisco. In my younger days (before the Sultan Yahya Bridge was built), we used to take that boat ride to Kg Laut and from there took a cab to Tumpat to visit my maternal grandma.

kbguy said...

Yeappie,. let me try to recall your family .. opposite ur house towards the junction, there was a wooden basketbal court/stadium where I use to go watch basketball competition when I was at my very early teen, the Kelantan Buddhist Association was buildt during my early teen,.. but the bridge was there when I was at my primary level. Can't recall the time before the bridge. But I remember the time when they still collect toll to cross the bridge.
Ok, the Yap's family as I can recall was quite well known for basketball players.. hehe..There is a guy.. related to famous basketball coach/player or something like that.. Was it you ?
Than again, it must be your sister who was studying in Zainab (born 1961).. so sorry I can't remember her name..also basketball player and ofcourse the teacher at Chung Hwa also a basketball player. And there is this uncle who used to help at the funeral... hoho.. I'm trying hard to remember something more than 40 years ago where i use to walk passed your house.. I think you must be that basketball player ! Great to know you !! How did you end up at the other part of the world ?

yeappie said...

That basketball player is my sister. That "helpful" uncle was my father. You sure have been around.

bluecrystaldude said...

owh gosh! It was beautiful! so relaxing and comforting for me (even though I just watch the pictures and the last time I went to kelantan is like.. never..)

sorry for missing lately man. Being busy with my study.

Have a great weekend :D

bluecrystaldude

RinG said...

number 1 in my checklist!!! ths is a MUST!!! nk blk kampung!

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