The surroundings of Kota Bharu
offer you a wide range of excursions. This beautiful area is full with palm
trees and has marvellous, white sandy beaches. Hidden between the palm trees
and the bank of the winding river lies Pasir Belanda. There are only a few
chalets for rent in this beautiful kampong Banggol, where you can experience
the traditional live of Kelantan.
On your discovery tour through kampong Banggol you'll see handicraftsmen
making a wau (a traditional kite) or woodcarving beautiful statues. Women
are weaving songket or painting batik. You can experience all these
handicrafts in kampong Banggol.
There are just a few
traditional chalets available in Banggol. A few years ago Harry
Mulder came to Banggol and he was so impressed, that he decided to
stay in kampong Banggol. His next step was to make a living here and
decided to build some chalets "Pasir Belanda". Just seven chalets,
because he wanted to give his guests the special attention they
The chalets have all the comfort they need: air-conditioning, well
equipped bathroom and a veranda, where you can dream away. Thinking
of the splendid day you had in this area or listening to the sounds
of the jungle.
Harry likes to have personal
contact with his guest, so you can ask him anything. If you want to
have a barbecue in the garden, a laundry service, tickets to the
Perhentian Islands or booking your next hotel on the peninsular....
just ask Harry and he will arrange it for you.
You'll find Pasir Belanda just outside Kota Bharu. The distance
between the airport or the train station (Wakaf Bharu) is just 15
minutes. A taxi ride to the city takes just 10 minutes.
Cultural Centre of Kota Bharu you can watch a martial arts (silat)
demonstration, where combatants assume meditative postures and
circle one another with stylized gestures.
A group of drummers wearing cheerful yellow tunics swing into
action. The drums have a surprisingly mellow timbre and the rhythm
patterns are complex and delicate. There's also kite flying nearby..
One of the chalets.
Cycling in the area
The lively market in Kota Bharu sells fresh vegetables, fruits, fish
and meat, and always has a bustling, vibrant atmosphere. Something
special to look for are Kelantan's famous lekor (dried
crackers)--which are plentiful on the upper floor. You may also
notice many of the vendors are women, this fact has contributed to
the rather false rumor that Kelantenese men are lazy in nature.
Kampong Banggol is the ideal base to explore the region by bike or
by foot. You have every chance to see a fisherman throwing his net
to catch fish or to see a monkey picking coconuts for his owner.
Or you can rent a boat (kayak) to float on the river and if you
don't like that, you can have a swim in the pool.
Harry will arrange everything for you!
kampong Banggol you can take part in a workshops Malay cooking or a workshop
painting batik. Harry arranges also a homestay with a Malay family.
Come and stay at Pasir Belanda and enjoy the relaxed, laid-back lifestyle of
Workshop Malay Cooking
The most easiest way
to book your chalet is to contact Harry. Address: