Wakaf Che Yeh never sleeps.
Do you have a sudden urge for shopping in the middle of the night or you are a plain nocturnal specie who just needs to go out to explore and forage in the wee hours. You might just find a place to satisfy your craving in Wakaf Che Yeh, Kota Bharu Kelantan.
There is no short of activities here in Wakaf Che Yeh (WCY) for it is alive 24 hours 7 days a week. Early morning WCY is a whole sale market, wet market during the day and when the sun sets transforms into a sprawling night market covering area the size of few football fields that operates till next morning.
Traders set up stalls offering dizzyingly myriad of items from cheap clothes, textiles, second hand goods, unusual local delicacies , pirated vcds, even vegetables and fruits.
Or just enjoy and absorb the exuberant atmosphere, the bright lights, the din of traders trying to outdo each others, loudspeakers blaring, shoppers engage in intricate art of haggling, people watching, cat calls and even harmless flirtatious remarks. It is a hive of action.
WCY , some 5 km south of Kota Bharu along Jalan kuala Krai, steadily gaining notoriety as a popular shopping destination not only in Kelantan but already a favourite through out the country. Local tourist will not miss it in their itinerary when visiting Kota Bharu.
So when you are in town retiring early is not an option. Grab your car key and let's hit WCY. You may find your GPS unit handy though as you may lost your way in the labyrinth of stalls and rivers of bleary eyed shoppers...