All about Kelantan and the World
Someone asked me recently, what made me come to Kelantan again after all these years, and this time staying for about the same length of time as the first time around. He wanted to know what attracted me to make this decision, especially when he knows that my family and I have made our roots in the west coast … to be more specific in Selangor and Perak.
I told him that I could tell him a thousand and one reasons for me to make this migration to this land of Cik Siti Wan Kembang. Well he wanted only to know the most logical reasons.
I scratched my head wondering what answers to give him … answers that would be logical enough for him to understand and not to ask me anymore.
There are many reasons for anyone wanting to come and make this state as his home, even if he or she is not a native of this land.
Let me see, why did I choose to migrate here. All my siblings and children are scattered in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. And at my age if I get sick there would be many who would care for me … my own flesh and blood. In fact there were not that happy and agreeable when I told them of my plan to move here.
Anyway, looking at the practical side. I like this place … the surrounding areas … the padi fields … the kampongs … the undulating hills … the rivers and inland lakes .. and of course the beaches. Then again, since I am now retired, and with only my pension to support me and my family, I find this place most suitable. Reasons … things are cheaper here when compared to those in the west coast states.
Yes I find life here more bearable … there is plenty of fresh air, peaceful and serene atmosphere, friendly and helpful people. To top it all, I find security … I can move around to any part of the state at any time of the day without feeling afraid.
When I was here the first time, I was younger then and still in the service of the government I had many close friends. But today, after being absent from the scene for so many years, I still could meet those old friends. They are as friendly as ever … even though they are older now. Most of them are in their sixties and seventies.
Well … there you have it … my reasons for making this second stay in Kelantan. I will write more on this later on this blog. I will be touching on the people, their cultural activities, their handicrafts, their past times, the beautiful places and many more. This is a promise.
In the mean time, for those who have not been to this part of the country yet, please make an effort and enjoy the adventure into this land of charm, beauty and friendship.