Friday, February 19, 2010

Kota Bahru, Kelantan Trip

I am having my Lunar New Year holiday at Kota Bahru, Kelantan. Why ??? because it is a custom to visit the relative or family members of my wife side during the Lunar New Year.  This year, I will stay here for 6 days. Initially, I was planning to explore for the local bird species here but after 2 days of searching, I gave up. I could not find any rare species but only common birds such as Pond Heron, Cattle Egret and Zebra Dove. One interesting observation, I noticed that there are many bird pet shops here with exotic birds. Could it be most of the rare birds ended up here ? Just my speculation.
I found that the scenery and people are much more interesting topic to photograph, so I decided to do some landscape and street photography. I put aside my EF 800 mm and pack my Canon 7D, 17-40 L and 70-200 L F4 IS into my Lowepro Sling Bag 200 AW. Here are some places I visited:

Kota Bahru Central Market

Pantai Cahaya Bulan (PCB) Beach,  a photo series of Kite seller.

At a paddy-field

Thanks for viewing, your comments are welcome.


Choy Wai Mun said...

Happy New Year, Kiah.

I thought there would be some interesting species for you to shoot over there...

Hawkeyes a.k.a Kiah said...


Gong Xi Fa Chai.
Maybe I don't know where are the right places.

madibirder said...

Didn't know your wife can speak 4 languages! Nice images of Kelantan. Maybe next time you can try the paddy fields about 3-4 km from Kg Perupok, Bachok. If you're lucky, you can see the Indian Rollers there. see

Hawkeyes a.k.a Kiah said...

Hi madibirder,

Thanks for your info.

Tabib said...

Nice seascape and paddy-field scenery.
Hem.. one more Kelantan connection here. ;)