Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Pantai Cahaya Bulan

During my trip to Kelantan, I stayed in Pantai Cahaya Bulan (PCB), a beach some 9km from the center of the state capital Kota Bharu.

PCB was originally known as Pantai Cinta Berahi, or Love Beach. The conservative government of Kelantan renamed it to Pantai Cahaya Bulan, which means Moonlight Beach. Strictly speaking, PCB isn’t the best beach in the state. However, its proximity to Kota Bharu makes it popular among locals.

Sunrise at PCB…

I stayed in Perdana Resort for two nights. Its location was good. Unfortunately, the chalet was poorly maintained.

Here, you see the chalets hidden behind coconut trees...

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Kelantan 2009


  1. i like the 3rd n 4th picture a lot.

    p/s: thank you, next time i will try to adjust the EV

  2. love the 2nd pic :)

    i have never been to kelantan before

  3. i been to PCB!
    i used to travel to kb
    not anymore cos kaima has moved to kl...

  4. Nice beach. Can see people patoh also. :)

  5. kikey
    Thanks :-)

    Kelantan is far from both Klang Valley and my home-state of Perak. I also wonder how many years will pass before I go there again.

    Ah... you have one fewer excuse to travel...

    The kids in first pic are siblings. Not sure if the teenagers in 2nd pic patoh. I didn't see them holding hands.

    I am sure the conservative government will send 'moral police' to the beach to check on lovers.

  6. The sand looks fine and I noticed some stones or are they seashells? When I go to a beach, I like to pick seashells for keepsakes.

    Unfortunately, the chalet was poorly maintained.

    I think this is a failing in Malaysia. We have a lot to learn in this aspect.

    Nice pictures, KS.

  7. I almost forgot...Happy New Year, KS.

  8. I've been to PCB. Like you said, not exactly a very nice beach. I think people will go if they had retained the name Pantai Cinta Berahi. LOL!

  9. happysurfer
    I suspect that many chalets/hotels were built by consulting/contracting companies. But once they were turned over to local companies for daily operation, maintenance became an issue.

    Haha... the old name is definitely better.

  10. Nice pictures! But the water seems dirty huh? It's the same here in Penang..

  11. wah....beautiful beach oh...
    capture photo very nice

  12. iamthewitch
    Yes, the water was dirty. I think this was because the wave was strong.

    Thanks :-)

  13. a normal beach, but looks like a very calm place to rest

  14. 玲别依依
    Hi, welcome back :)

  15. seems like a relaxing place..

  16. Joyce
    Yeah, it's a good place so relax. CNY mah :)

  17. Nice sunset pics.

    The only thing lacking about your Love Beach pics is a pic of you and a gal.

    Get the hint?

  18. shingo
    That's sunrise, not sunset.
    OK, I got your hint ;)

  19. Beautiful sunrise...
    for a moment i tot that was sunset too ~

  20. 迷迭香
    Haha... most people are more familiar with sunset, as we are too lazy to wake up early for sunrise.