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Exclusively Kelantan: The Purchasing Power of Kelantanese!

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Here were Top Ten “Purchasing Power” as the evidence to the existence of economic growth achieved by state government through some of the implementation reflecting under the Islamic-approaches of Kelantan state government almost 20 years in the driving seat parallel with prospect of 2015 Growth Kelantan state.The PAS government leading this Mecca-Veranda as dubbed state apparently interprets the manifestation after massive of changes for its dwellers despite mainstream media negatively labeling Kelantan as poverty-stricken state! These were some of the prove to crystallize the Malicious Mainstream Media of Malaysia!. I was described it as Exclusively Kelantan: Republic of Islam: The Purchasing Power of Kelantanese, Kota Bharu The Islamic City’s Radius.

This was the most establish hyper-mart in Kelantan since its opened in 1995. Billion hypermart (Kota Sri Mutiara) situated adjoining Renaissance Hotel on the right side.

Kota Bharu Mall or KB Mall is one of the most strong purchasing power for Kelantanese after officially open 4 years ago because of its strategically-situated at the entrance of Kota Bharu City.

Pelangi Mall, was built beside Kelantan River banks still waiting for its D-Day to be officially open for public perhaps by early of next years.

Kota Bharu Trade Center or KBTC ‘s Parkson-cum-Giant open for public on September this year was another KB Mall-prone of strong purchasing power to the Kelantanese particularly in Kota Bharu Radius .

Low-price mart, Tesco enter it first east-coast markets by choosing Kota Bharu, Kelantan as their main destination and reportedly gaining huge returns of their monthly emolument.

Kubang Kerian Square or (in short) KK Square located in Kubang Kerian Satellite Town officially open for public couple of months ago. Situated in front of the new Mydin Mart. (see below).

This is new Mydin, Retails and Wholesales hyper-marts located at Kubang Kerian Sattelite Town. This mart was dubbed as Subang Mydin-like because of its capacity lodge to welcome large quantity of customers!

This was Pengkalan Chepa’s Pantai Timur supermarket, one of the low-price-prone mart companies in Kota Bharu Radius situated at the entrance of Kelantan Domestic Airport.

Ceria Supermarket giving most promising low-price retails and wholesales goods as it serve to the people situated at Wakaf Che Yeh new-development area, in particular.

Bilal Supermarket, an Islamic undercover of Chinese company serving low-price for daily chores and fresh goods situated at Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra.


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Growth Together With Islam..!


Written by Muhammad Ismail Ibrahim

November 23, 2009 at 1:28 AM

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Monsoon Season: Sungai Kelantan Fiesta-Style.

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This week, I would like to bring about an half-euphoric and half-alert circumstances to the Kelantanese, in particular. It was, standing ovation and say welcome, Monsoon Season!. Monsoon is probably the most prominent weather phenomenon for the people living in the subtropics because the effects of monsoon precipitation, in particular, flooding may have a tremendous effect on environments and human lives. In Malaysia, the monsoon flood is due to heavy rainfall during the monsoon season, known as the Northeast monsoon, which prevails between November and March. Kelantan one of the states in Malaysia, which is affected by monsoon flooding annually. Although the loss of life and materials is less than in other countries such as India and Pakistan, it is still safe to described as festival-like flood. Kelantan River regularly overspills its banks during the months of November to February because of the northern Monsoon Season.

It is generally “Monsoon” or the locals called it as “Tengkujuh” is the extremely non-stop raining season in Kelantan and East Coast neighbor for more than a week. The winds from the north-east over the South China seas brings heavy rains alongside coastal of the east. As a consequences, the mainstream Kelantan rivers from estuary to source, the name is only used for the section from the estuary to the confluence of its two main tributaries, the Galas River and the Lebir River can overflow and pour out, that can resulting entire Kota Bharu town or dubbed as Kelantan Delta inundated and look like as Venice of the East. Kota Bharu was officially “capsized’. Most of the main roads are closed and some bridges can get washed away. There are regular evacuations in the low lying areas. It is part of annual life here so if you are a tourist, check with the locals. This time will be low tourist season and so there are some advantages too.

However, among people in Kelantan or can safely named as Kelantanese, flood is a natural disaster that can still, still be celebrated like a festival. In fact, it is regarded as flood-fiesta that need to be accompanied by various levels of society regardless of whether children, elderly or young, married or still single. Among children, they tend to hardly saunter flowing the muddy and sludge flood in clusters either by riding motorcycles, bicycles or on foot only. They go all-out in crowds with a broad spectrum and appearance to ‘celebrate’ the once in a year flood-fiesta. Usually several locations in the central city of Kota Bharu and along the way to Pantai Cahaya Bulan will be submerged by brownies-like flood. For records, 192*, 1967 and (almost) 2004 were dubbed as Bah Merah by its local or Massive Red-Flood hitting Kota Bharu entirely and craving that great flood into “The Day After Tomorrow” Kelantan’s History.

Red Flood-cum-Red Warriors…! The Greatest of Kelantan…!

Written by Muhammad Ismail Ibrahim

November 18, 2009 at 1:08 AM

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Peculiarly Kelantan: Chauffeur Dispute…!

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Fortnight ago, Kelantanese, particularly Kota Bharu radius was surprised with some cited as ‘brilliant action’ by Kelantan Bus drivers held strikes to express their displeasure towards their employer, Cityliner Bus Company for cutting off their monthly salary and the others workers became the victim of outstanding remuneration. For decades, Kelantan’s history of transition for transportation company had never experienced this chauffeur dispute but, fortnight ago bravery action by some of the ‘aware’ drivers regarding ‘mouse-cat-game’ played by their employer. The cessation of work by them triggering havoc around central of Kota Bharu where hundreds of passengers trapped almost 6 hours causing unprecedented transportation paralyze in Kota Bharu. Cityliner Bus Company, formerly conducted by SKMK Bus Company, was the only company serving transit inter-city in the centralization of Kota Bharu. In my school hey-day, this transportation became so popular among pinky-Maahadians and blue-governmental school students.

What it should be was that, they must channel their grievances through the right body the likes of establishing unions for bus drivers. Unfortunately, fortnight ago, their actions causing thousands of passengers, planning to return to the city after spending their weekend with loved ones in Kelantan, were stranded at the bus terminal when 110 Cityliner bus drivers in Kelantan stayed a boycott from 6.00am to 12.15pm Sunday. Allegedly, the boycott was due to the management’s deduction of RM100 from their salaries for no apparent reason and failure of the management to furnish them with their salary slips since July. They are paid very low salaries and now they deduct RM100 and I was informed that the drivers were paid RM300 by the management before Hari Raya Aidilfitri but did not state whether it was an “incentive” or a loan.

Undeniably, the difference of opinion between the employer and his employees as to their appropriate terms and conditions of service for the workers may ended with dispute that can be translated into strikes or picketing. Anyway, What It supposed to be was that the chauffeur dispute must be done in a good-manners and consensus leaving this dispute with win-win situation between the Cityliner and their employees. Many parties believe that workers should not go on strike as by doing so they may gain what they want, but they inconvenience others. When public transport workers, like bus and train drivers holding strike, many people cannot get to work on time. Massive traffic jams may be caused by workers taking their own cars to work instead of riding public transport. On my part, there was a ‘bad debt’ that needs to clear off. It was “Malaysia Industrial Relations: Law & Practices”. Issues needs to be moderated, it was ‘too late’ to be happened, if not, I will excerpts this ‘chauffeur dispute’ matters into my final papers. The views was that, Kelantan’s bus drivers shows its ‘wiseness’ and ‘courage’ instead of dubbed as cow’s pulled nose…

Adios, ( pok chiek deghebar barh)..!

Written by Muhammad Ismail Ibrahim

November 16, 2009 at 12:40 AM

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Penyokong Kelantan: Antara Profesionalisme & Fanatik Extremis…!

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Apa sudah jadi penyokong fanatik…? Tanggal keramat 7 April & 7 November 2009 seakan-akan menterjemahkan tahap kefanatikan dan ektremis ‘sebilangan kecil’ penyokong Kelantan yang sudah sampai kepada amaran ‘jingga’. Seluruh Malaysia umumnya bertanggapan negatif terhadap keseluruhan penyokong & peminat Kelantan. Apa tidaknya, penyokong Kelantan kini telah menjadi bahan cemuhan dan stereotaip baik di kedai kopi mahupun di pentas media arus perdana dek kerana penangan serta ‘kerja-kerja bodoh’ oleh segelintir ‘penyokong’ dan bukannya peminat Kelantan. Pendefinisian ‘penyokong’ secara literalnya amat fanatik dan tidak dapat menerima hakikat kekalahan, manakala terminologi ‘peminat’ merupakan seseorang yang mempunyai ‘sporting spirit’ yang tinggi dan boleh dikatakan ‘enjoy the game’ serta jatuh bangunnya sesebuah pasukan tertentu, peminat akan setia menanti dibelakang. Namun, segala-galanya boleh berubah mengikut persekitaran dan faktor sosial sesebuah tempat tertentu. Dan, apakah faktor “gomo” itu sendiri telah membakar semangat penyokong Kelantan untuk ‘membakar’ stadium..?

Terma fanatik yang telah digalas oleh penyokong & peminat Kelantan selama ini amat berat untuk dipikul apatah lagi pasukan Kelantan sedang berada di kemuncak prestasi, dalam masa yang sama terpaksa berdepan dengan seribu satu karenah penyokong yang dilabel fanatik. Insiden 7 April seakan-akan telah dilupakan sebilangan kecil penyokong fanatik Kelantan apabila stadium keramat Sultan Muhammad-IV terpaksa ‘gulung tikar’ dan dalam masa yang sama KAFA berdepan hukuman keras oleh FAM hanya ‘kerana onar dua tiga orang, rosak penyokong satu stadium’. Segala-galanya mahu di cetuskan kembali malam semalam pada perlawanan akhir TM Piala Malaysia yang ke udara secara langsung di seluruh dunia melalui “TMNET” amat memalukan bolasepak Malaysia umumnya dan khasnya buat pasukan Kelantan. Harapan mereka-mereka yang ingin melihat kualiti sebenar bolasepak tempatan terpadam gara-gara balingan mercun dan aktiviti vandalisme segelintir “lautan merah”. Apapun, semangat fanatik tidak salah cuma ianya harus bertempat dan kena gayanya dan tidak seharusnya dicampur dengan Hooliganisme.

Seharusnya, Penyokong & peminat Kelantan kini harus menelan hakikat bahawa di dalam sesuatu pertandingan, mereka harus menerima keputusan pro dan kontra sesuatu perlawanan dengan semangat kesukanan dan tahap profesionalisme yang tinggi. Sudah menjadi adat sesuatu perlawanan bahawa menang kalah harus diterima dengan hati yang terbuka. Akan tetapi, apa yang berlaku malam semalam boleh ditujukan mereka-mereka yang diklasifikasikan sebagai ‘pengacau’ yang hanya menumpang kemeriahan bolasepak Kelantan demi mendapatkan kepuasan dengan cara balingan mercun dan membakar harta benda awam. Dari perspektif penyokong & peminat Kelantan, walaupun mereka memberi seribu satu alasan sekalipun yang antaranya faktor badi 39 tahun, Kelantan tidak pernah menjulang Piala Malaysia sejak tahun 1921, faktor perjalanan jauh ‘meredah banjir’ ke Bukit Jalil dan bermacam lagi alasan, satu perkara yang harus mereka pelajari adalah, Profesionalisme!.

Jika penyokong dan peminat Kelantan diterap dan dididik untuk bersikap profesional di dalam stadium, maka alangkah cantiknya ‘fanatik’ itu. Akan tetapi, mahukah penyokong Kelantan bersifat ‘skema’ semasa menonton bola..? Satu persoalan yang tiada garis noktahnya. Apapun kini, KAFA sedang menanti hukuman berat daripada FAM yang dijangkakan lebih ‘hebat’ dari insiden 7 April lalu yang bakal diketahui pada 11 November ini selepas badan induk FAM bermesyuarat untuk memutuskan status penalti yang sepatutnya dikenakan ke atas Kelantan. Di pihak Kelantan pula, khususnya peminat yang ‘profesional’.. mereka mencadangkan dua pilihan kepada KAFA, pertama, samada ingin terus beraksi di dalam Liga Malaysia musim depan tanpa kehadiran penyokong yang automatisnya akan menjejaskan kantung persatuan atau pilihan kedua untuk menarik diri dari kempen Liga Malaysia, bermakna tiada lagi Bolasepak untuk Kelantan sebagai jalan terakhir untuk menjamin kestabilan kewangan persatuan dari dibelenggu masalah hutang tertunggak. Sama-samalah kita nantikan…


Written by Muhammad Ismail Ibrahim

November 10, 2009 at 12:24 AM

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Brand-new Arena: Kelantan for SUKMA 2012…?

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Citing concerning long-awaited final showdown on yesterday for unforgiving defeat to Negri Sembilan, I was called to bring about factor contributing Kelantan to become giant killer in Malaysia League this season were their passionate and fanatic fans attending matches and money-no-problem management. Apart from fans factors, the fully-loaded of Sultan Muhammad-IV Stadium in every match triggering dissatisfaction among fanatics fans regarding conditions and comfort dwelling at this stadium. So, in order to fulfill fanatics fans’ hopes, the state government obtain some initiatives to build a sport arena pertaining brand-new stadium with high capacity to accommodate thousands of fans parallel with the development of Kelantan football in Malaysia League. But, my views was that, apart from development of the brand-new sport arena, what will Kelantanese deeply want to see outside the complex box..? Is that SUKMA?

For me, I definitely say YES! This is the exact time for Kelantan to organize SUKMA that we never host before, considering for factors must exist in organizing SUKMA was that with the brand-new sport facility and right to organize as a state in Peninsular Malaysia. SUKMA 2010 as all known belongs to Malacca for hosting most prestigious games tournament in Malaysia, SUKMA Games (Boone) after Terengganu passed it baton last 2008. The Boone history begun on 1986 when Kuala Lumpur was first hosting this tournament that has been producing many athletes to the country. Apart from that, on research that I had done shown from it was first introduced in the year 1986, Kelantan never offering for bidding to host Boone Games because of sport capacity not achieving the standard to organize big events such as Boone, where the past host were the established-state with strong financial power that able to build sport complex the like of Kuala Lumpur (1986 & 1988), Sarawak (1990), Johor (1992), Perak (1994), Pahang (1996), Selangor (1998), Penang (2000), Sabah (2002), Negri Sembilan (2004), Kedah (2006), Terengganu (2008) and newly-crown host Malacca (2010).

For records, Kelantan and Perlis respectively never hosting this Boone Games because of state governments’ requirement to host the Boone depending on the financial budget to built standardized sports complex. In retrospective of Kelantan, for years, has produces a numbers of national-level athletes and young talents in every gaming profession. But, sadly we never create some initiative in organizing this multi-sport competition because the lack of first class sports amenities and facilities. Perhaps, by completing new standardized sport complex in new-developed area in Tunjung on 2012 make it worthy by organizing this SUKMA Games on 2012 as a new-host. The new sport complex consisting of indoor and outdoor arena, except aquatic center for swimming and synchronize diving. I hopes that OneMalaysia could understand this restriction…

Play more, Learn More!

Written by Muhammad Ismail Ibrahim

November 8, 2009 at 12:12 AM

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Regent of Kelantan: One Kelantan, Justice First, Royalty Now!

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I able to see live coverage of the Opening Ceremony for Kelantan State Legislative Assembly at Kota Darulnaim fortnight ago and It was absolutely one in a whole life experience to be a ‘backbenchers’. Anyway, Kelantan State Legislative differ from others state because of having less-Opposition in daily-presiding (reckoning as Six Inferno). My point of views on this article that I assimilating from Najib Razak‘s mass One Malaysia promotion into Kelantan version: One Kelantan: Justice First & Royalty Now! I intentionally want to post this article after yesterday’s boom; PM promising that by early of next year, Kelantanese (needy) will be given compassionate fund (what is supposed to be was royalty compensation) that happened after Regent of Kelantan plays his roles in giving full support to the state government claiming the privilege as he was the King-to-be for Kelantan.

I never had some information about the oil-scramble between the Kelantan state and Petronas’ Federal Government about the royalty being paid as a gift for Kelantan’s dwellers upon coastal capacity in Region of Kelantan. Since I had a little bit of info about this oil-scramble issue, I don’t want to cite more on this issue instead of citing about the gentlemen-style by Regent of Kelantan. This was the first State Legislative Assembly chaired by HH and what I want to conclude that HH was the heirs of Kelantan Sultanate (now) that eventually marking the end of Kelantan ‘silent-king’ almost 30 years ago. Regent of Kelantan, HH Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra Sultan Ismail Petra, for me, I dubbed HH as Kelantan’s dream prince because of his protocol-ignorance when he meets the Rakyat (people) publicly.

HH shows his Young-Gun Regent by giving support to the current state government claiming petroleum royalty compensation that has been stipulated as enshrined in the accordance between Kelantan state government and Petronas in 1975. Based on data from the Department of Statistics, which released the Economic Planning Unit Prime Minister’s Department, Kelantan contribution to the production of petroleum products throughout the country for the years 2005 to 2008 was higher than the production of Sabah. Yesterday, Malaysia PM is giving some hopes by promising that Kelantanese will be given compassionate fund by early of next year after urged by Kelantan MPs and HH himself for the sake of justice to the Kelantanese (My views, I totally upset because the fund will be translated into project rather than fiat money. Project?.. Leakage absolutely happens…!).

It was a production of 5.4 percent per year and according to the post production of petroleum from Kelantan waters have started since 2005. The state government should continue efforts to obtain royalty agreements such as the requirements have been stipulated between the state government and Petronas. The Council completed the Official Opening of the Third Conference (Budget) for the duration of the Second Session of the House State of Kelantan in the 12th Legislative Assembly State (DUN) in Kota Bharu fortnight ago. His Majestic leadership hoped to be a veto power holder in his discretion on Kelantan political-social agenda.

I thinks he is confident on that argument, however under the principles and spirit of federal, Petronas will implement the requirements of the relevant agreement requires cash payments amortized twice each year. According to him, if development activities related to oil production in the waters of Kelantan can be developed, it can certainly contribute to economic recovery and to attract foreign investment to Malaysia. I assumed this was some brilliant action taken by in-waiting King of Kelantan as his preparation to ‘topple’ current Sultanate that I was described as people-unfriendly (Now, sabbatical in Singapore). This issue arises when oil royalties Kelantan claim of RM1 billion to the central government based on the oil platform was built in the coastal of Kelantan. However, he is examines the central government claims that Kelantan under position and still at the research comprehensively whether Kelantan entitled to receive it not.

Written by Muhammad Ismail Ibrahim

November 5, 2009 at 12:07 AM

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Uniquely Kelantan: What’s Hot and What’s Not..?

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Here were some of my credit and discredit of what changes or blunders upon implementation under Islamic-approaches’ of Kelantan state government almost 20 years in the driving seat. The PAS government leading this Mecca-Veranda as dubbed state appear fruitful after a lot of changes for its dwellers. The implementation of some mega project hopes to be achieved parallel with 2015 Growth Kelantan state. This work of art was my little effort and contribution to this adorable state and I was described it as Uniquely Kelantan: Republic of Islam: Kota Bharu The Islamic City, in particular.


This is newly-ads of Wimax’s “Sudah Potong..?” (Have you cute it off..?) brilliantly display in Jawi (Arabic) font and many other ads in Jawi (Arabic) font even in Chinese shop-houses. Kelantan-Style! Like No Other!

Green’s Thinking Ads at Jalan Padang Garong shows us the needs for conservation and restoration efforts to save the earth widely. Not narrow-minded of political-related ads!

The newly-erected road signboard in Kota Bharu entirely highlighting the Jawi (Arabic) font as a main font to the viewers and standard font relegated to the bottom! State government’s effort to augment Jawi (Arabic) usage was given applause. This brilliant-fashion is not available in Bangi!

Fara Fauzana’s Hot FM through ‘Kelantanization-Islamic process (in shawl) as a pre-requisite for displaying ads in Kelantan-wholly. This ads located at Jalan Stadium in a giant billboard in front of Kelantan Police Headquaters. Before this, Adibah Noor’s The Store Ads and Maya Karin’s Celcom Territory Ads had through this ‘weird’ process. Like No Other!

Kalahari Desert! State government innovative approach of planting dates trees circulating at Kijang Roudabout of central Kota Bharu. This trees symbolizes the Islamic element to be traditionally-assimilated in Kelantan good-governance!

Ridel Hotel Cafe depicts that upper class people’s standard cafe still available in Kelantan despite mainstream media negatively labeling Kelantan as poverty-stricken state! Malicious Media of Malaysia!

This Ridel Hotel Avenue alike of Bangsar’s Jalan Telawi, adjacent to Kelantan riverbanks congregating KL-type people to flock in. Drink..? Sorry, There were no Vodka and Vintage!

Old-fashioned Perdana Hotel was closed in order to pave way for re-constructing works done by foreign contractors. Look the blueprint below.

The 13 floors new hotel building built next to old 3 floors building is hopes to accommodate numerous reservation lot as it will upgrading star-status to 5. The project started on June this year and predicted to be accomplished by 2011.

First flyover in-waiting at Jalan Hamzah, Kota Bharu en route starting from second Sultan Yahya Petra Bridge (under construction) to Sultan Yahya Petra Road in front of Billion Hypermart.

Megatone concrete mould get ready to flush off in front of old Jalan Hamzah Bus Terminal. This to-be-accomplish as scheduled 2012’s flyover will reduce massive congestion during peak hours to the Sultan Yahya Petra bridge.

This is final touch of first ever Kota Bharu flyover sited at Jalan Sultan Ibrahim traffic-light in front of KB Mall Hypermart. (KL, don’t grinned sarcastic).Please click this links for details.

Aged and awful Jalan Hamzah Bus Terminal shrouding illustrates the construction begin to embarks it first demolition works for their old premises. Temporary terminal located opposite to Tesco mart. This new terminal project expected to lodge abundant passengers in times of festive season.

The blueprint of final project for Jalan Hamzah Bus Terminal located next to KB Mall hypermart expected to accomplish by 2012. The 0.7 ha site in combination with already-demolished long houses on the left side make it better for passengers’ comfortable in Kota Bharu Bus Terminal to flock in. See whole image at

New sport complex for Kelantanese! Artistic blueprint shows new roofed stadium located in the new-developed area in Tunjung brought some cheer to all Kelantan football fans after 30 years dwelling old-port of jammed-packed Sultan Muhammed-IV Stadium. This project is expect to have it own Kelantan-identity and not instant-project of Sultan Mizan Stadium in Gong Badak.


Bumper to Bumper! The KBTC’s Parkson hypermarket famous for having most horrifying and gut-wrenching parking ramps in Malaysia and was hail as if uphill Genting Highland summit! The F-class contractors being questioned for this worse-case- blunders! Watch Out!

Safety measures! At last, the management decide to close this most dangerous parking upper stage for upgrading works. It was reported that in average of twice a week bumper to bumper ‘kissing’ accidents happened before it was closed! Nasty gearing up!

Another Project By…. The so-long piling process of 2nd Sultan Yahya Petra Bridge project were slammed by Kelantanese entirely for it ‘political sweet charity’ election project. The ground-breaking ceremony was done on 2005 and expected to be accomplishes on 2010. What? Is this 2010?

This 2009 shows the newly-concreted main pillar and it take so long for one pillar to be erected! Perhaps, this can be another subject for campaigning purposes (sweet charity) by political party in their manifesto in the next 13th General Election. When its new due date? by 2020?

Floating bamboo stuck off at Kelantan River. The piling process going nowhere after reported that two piling earthed held for a week to make way for bulldozer road. Futile long-term bridge project and it was unpredictable when the due date that the project became reality instead of political-agenda.

Zooming to Pasir Pekan. After four years silly works seem going to Mars (sarcastic). Only bulldozer road for piling process done and it take four years to do this. Is this we called mega projects? Thank You REDLAND for the bribe-bridge project!

The Pelangi Mall still waiting for it D-Day to be officially opened for public after its mega riverside project accomplished on last year. Reported that the management still waiting for the CFs and some quote as saying that there was no interests by investors for a reasons of geographical-location far away from central Kota Bharu.

PANORAMA-IMPAIRED! Where is the dome? The Kelantan Trade Center dubbed as Kelantan’s Twin Tower still waiting for its left-dome after starting its operation on last year. Its look like weird as it conceal the roof under the sunbeam. See the whole project below.

The final blueprint shows the dome consists of three segments area of convention center (mid), real estate plaza (left) and 19 floors hotel (right). Perdana Specialist on the left and Perdana Hotel on the right side.

The newly-progress Kota Bharu Trade Center seem not the same ones with the illustration by the artist impression (see the image below). This KBTC’s whole project 100 percently accomplished last years and officially open for public last Ramadhan but without its ‘Antenna’.

What is supposed to be is… This! Look, where is the artist impression of the back-phase of 20 floors hotel..? or it was converted into Plan B? Anyway, thankful for this nearly-abandoned project not the like of Pelangi Mall’s 2006!

Almost 10 years Abandoned Project! This project (see the blueprint below) expected to embarks in 1999 on 0.4 ha lands behind old-Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah townhouse situated in front of Jalan Sultanah Zainab (opposite to Istana Kota Lama). Now, Rough bush and hedge plant inside. Go fishing! (Stagnant construction).

This is Nuri Tower expected to finish in 2005 but still going nowhere after 10 years (almost). This 17 floors tower in limbo after the contractors runaway without consent. Another Project By…

The seashore of rock! Newly-assorted hill rock at Pantai Cahaya Bulan underneath old’s 1991 Pantai Chenta Berahi sand seashore.This belated-conservation efforts by state government seem another losing for Kelantan Eco-Tourism.

Good graffiti BUT not at the right place! Image taken at Jalan Post Office Lama opposite Pelangi Mall shows the Kelantanese creativity and artistic works at mistaken hub. Propose this to Balai Seni Lukis Negara (National Arts Gallery) for research and monumental.


CAUTIOUS! Plagiarism works is ALLOWED in cases for studies purposes or aiming for promotion, but CREDIT must be GIVEN as a means of APPRECIATION! Thank You.

Written by Muhammad Ismail Ibrahim

November 3, 2009 at 12:02 AM

Posted in Infrastructure