GOLOK IS SOMETIMES CALLED KOLOK WHICH SOUNDS RATHER EROTIC BUT ITS REAL NAME IS SU-NGAI KOLOK AS SEEN ON GOVERNMENT SIGNBOARDS SO IT IS ACTUALLY SUNGAI KOLOK.
I love these 2 long, elegant and designer looking cheongsam that costs under RM 100 each!
All ready for Chinese New Year!
Local damsel checking out the latest look
RM 18 for this Snake t-shirt
Bet you never realised snakes could be so adorable and cute
Red is it!
Can you believe this T-shirt sells in Golok in Thailand?
Rantau Panjang is the border town in Kelantan directly opposite Golok and this t-shirt sells in Golok!
Golok or Kolok is separated by the river Golok or Kolok which is so narrow I can probably wade across. There is a causeway for Immigration and Customs.
Golok is 30 minutes from Kota Baru, my hometown and capital of Kelantan.
Shopping and sex are the 2 main attractions but since I have harped on sex in the previous post, this is dedicated to shopping.
Bangkok offers the best shopping on earth but Golok is great for cheap casual throwaways. The best sellers at this time are the cheongsam-inspired garments and red T-shirts featuring the animal of the year.
Last year every tourist bought a RM 18 t-shirt with majestic dragon but this year the snake motif is not so hot. While the Dragon is realistically portrayed, the Snake is more cartoonish and cute as few want to wear an exact image of a rearing, hooded cobra.
The middle blouse is quite couture
The embroidered phoenixes look very designer and upscale
I love the hummingbirds!
The hot selling Snake t-shirt with cutesy snake sitting on gold ingots
Boy and girl snake, RM 18
The Dragon t-shirt is still popular as it is timeless
This shop is all red and very auspicious
The shoes spill onto the corridor
Raise the red lanterns!
Typical Golok street
I like this shop! A Hanging Garden of Golok
Hanging Garden of Golok
Bird cages are everywhere
The Thais love birds
This stately European building is impressive
Take your pick
I bought this instantly in Golok and never saw it in Kelantan!
ooks like any Malaysian town but the tudung ladies do not need wear crash helmets in Golok and ditto for the child!
3 on a motorbike without crash helmets seem risky but this is Golok
The awning says 'Think Malaysia' which is easy to do as a Proton is below!
Golok is very Malaysian and I could receive Celcom so making calls is local!
This grand and majestic building was bombed by terrorists last year before Hari Raya
It used to be a huge electronics shop
The heat was so intense the gold melted in the owner's safe and the family had to be rescued by helicopter
Golok King at left
A more trendy part of Golok
Festive lanterns light the street