Pantai Cahaya Bulan - landing site of the Japanese military in World War II, Kota Bharu

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Jalan Pantai Cahaya Bulan, 15350 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia


+60 9-747 7555

Pantai Cahaya Bulan, also known as PCB, is a popular beach destination in Kota Bharu, the capital city of Kelantan, Malaysia, easily accessible by car or taxi. The name translates to "Beach of the Moonlight" in Malay. 

It was the landing site of the Japanese military's attack on the British on December 8, 1941. At one time, the beach was named Pantai Cinta Berahi, a name allegedly given by a British soldier who was stationed at the beach during World War II. The soldier was said to have been suffering from unrequited love at the time. Some locals still use this former name today, although they prefer to refer to the beach as PCB.


PCB is known for its long stretch of sandy beach, which is lined with coconut trees and a promenade. The beach is popular among locals and tourists alike, who come to enjoy the sun, sea, and sand. There are also several restaurants and cafes along the beach, offering a variety of local and international cuisines.

In addition to swimming and sunbathing, visitors can also enjoy water sports activities such as jet skiing, parasailing, and banana boat rides. There are also horseback riding and ATV rides available for those who prefer land-based activities.

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