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JELI, KELANTAN

LOCATION
The district of Jeli is often considered Peninsular Malaysia’s West Coast gateway into the state of Kelantan. It has become a strategic resting area for travellers who are making their journey from the East Coast to the West Coast, or vice versa, through the East-West highway system. In addition, the district of Jeli is also a path into Southern Kelantan through the Jeli – Dabong highway. With its borders with Thailand in the north, the Tanah Merah district in the east, the Kuala Krai and Gua Musang districts in the south, and the state of Perak on its western borders, the district of Jeli is a strategically located area with a potential for strategic development. Jeli is the main town of this district and it is situated approximately 98 kilometers from Kota Bharu through the East-West highway. 82% of the district’s surface is hilly with dense forests and rivers. Among its main rivers are Sungai Pergai, Sungai Renyut, Sungai Suda and Sungai Balah (Jeli District Council, 2014). This district is also placed between 90 and 500 meters above sea level.

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ATTRACTION
The following is a list of places of interests in Jeli (Jeli District Council, 2014):
• Mount Reng
• Homestay Kampung Bukit Jering
• Jeli Hot Springs
• Lata Janggut Waterfall
• Jeli’s Orang Asli Handicraft and Exhibition Center
• Orang Asli Settlements
• Pergau Lake Sanctuary Park
• Lata Renyok Waterfall


Jeli Hot Springs
Lata Renyok Waterfall
Pergau Lake Sanctuary Park
OTHER INTERESTING PLACES IN THE STATE OF KELANTAN
TUMPAT
Tumpat is the name given to both a town and district in Kelantan, Malaysia. Tumpat can be found at the very end of the East Coast railway line which is run by Malayan Railways. This rail line connects Kelantan...
RANTAU PANJANG
Rantau Panjang is a town in Kelantan, Malaysia. It is one of the first border towns between Malaysia and Thailand in the West Coast of Malaysia. Rantau Panjang itself is situated approximately 40km from Kota Bharu...
PANTAI SRI TUJOH
‘Pantai Sri Tujoh’ can be translated as ‘The Beach of Seven’, referring to the seven bays that make up the beach and to which the beach derives its name from (Tumpat District Council, 2014)...