For those who are not in the know, Etak, as described by one Raykinzoku- ‘a small, pebble-sized, freshwater corbicula clam which lives at the bottom of rivers and canals, alongside scavanging fishes and crustaceans’.
Feel free to read the very well written Etak oh Etok, and learn more about this interesting little clams.
Anyway, Its been ages since the last time I literally set my foot on Kelantan soil. That was way before the government changed hands. Reading that entry made my curiosity about the Serambi Mekah state even more that I have made it a point to set my wheels on the east coast state in the future at least once.
Why not after all?
All these while, for those who live outside Kelantan, we are fed with all the depressing report about the state almost on daily basis, no thanks to the mainstream media. Obviously it was politically-motivated. The PAS-led state government were of course their prime target but unfortunately the state as a whole were tarnished simply because of biasness in unprofessional and irresponsible news reporting.
Thanks to blogs like Pak Zawi’s and Sheih’s, most, if not all, news that the evil MSM trying to portray about Kelantan are not precisely true and mere lies. These two guys are the real deal Kelantanese and Pak Z has been living in kelantan all his life that you couldn’t get an accurate picture any better than what he has written about the state. No, not all the folks lead a rosy life but neither are they in extreme bad condition as depicted. As a result, All the bad intention MSM injected has totally backfired, as the just-concluded GE proves.
Ok maybe to spend some time there I may have to leave behind Bermuda shorts and the likes but I don’t see it as such a big fuss. We do have a thing called the long pants, don’t we? Just like having dinner in a 6-star hotel, a proper attire is acquired. Its part of the regulation that you’re not allowed to wear a Pagoda singlet to match your chequered Kain Pelikat. Well, guess what then, same Applies to Kelantan. Its all about experiencing what the Kelantanese eat, wear and does, simple as that. But no, it has to be politicized and made into such gigantic issue.
To some, the Kelantan MB is a political figure and his policy and ideology may not well liked by some quarters but personally as a Muslim bloke, I look up to him as a religious teacher first, and a politician after that.
Too bad even for a fat-fooker like me, Kelantan is a little too far for some jalan-jalan cari makan adventure. But you just never know. I mean, if there’s a wheelchair, there sure is a way. Hell yes.