Luxury Hotels in Chinatown, Kota Bharu


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Chinatown isn’t really popular among the tourists but it is popular among the locals in Kelantan. As we know that Kelantan is majority populated by Malay Muslims and only approximately 5 percent of its population comprises of Indian Hindu and Chinese Buddha. As to appreciate and conserving the Chinese population in Kelantan, there is one part at Jalan Kebun Sultan, Kota Bharu reserved for the Chinese community. As the place started to develop, it becomes one attraction centre, added to the list of Kelantan’s attraction centres. This place is famous for the wide range of food merchandised, from hawker stalls to coffee houses. The food isn’t only limited to only Chinese cuisine, local sweet delicacies assimilated from Siamese food can also be found here. Therefore, this place is highly recommended to be explored by those who come to visit Kelantan. Tourists can learn to submerge themselves in the beautiful diversity that this humble place has to offer.

How to Get There

By Bus

From Kuala Lumpur, you can purchase your bus ticket and depart at Integrated South Terminal (TBS) straight to Kota Bharu. The journey will be about eight hours.

By Plane

From either Subang Airport or KLIA2, get a domestic flight such as Malindo, Firefly, AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines to Kota Bharu. The journey will be about 1 hour 15 minutes. From the airport, you will have to take a taxi to Chinatown.

Tourists Attractions

Siti Khadijah Market

Situated in Kota Bharu, Siti Khadijah Market is a popular shopping mall and becomes the state’s main tourist attraction point. Named as Siti Khadijah Market due to the vendors are mostly the local women. This four floors shopping mall houses wet and dry food at lower level while clothing, souvenirs and jewelleries at the upper level. Siti Khadijah Market will be crowded on Sunday as well as school holidays where the visitors are mostly the tourists. This market opens daily from 7 am and closes at 6 pm.

Wakaf Che Yeh

Located at the suburb of Kota Bharu, there is another daily and weekend famous night market called Wakaf Che Yeh. It is like a wholesale open air market where the goods merchandised are all at cheap and affordable price. Among the items that can be found here are; wet food, household items, clothing such as football jerseys, jeans and shirts and a lot more. The noise from the people bargaining here has made this market more lively. From time to time, the state government has put an effort to upgrade the infrastructure nearby as to ensure market continues operating and becomes one of Kelantan’s tourist attractions.

Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium

Sited at Jalan Mahmood, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, The Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium is a home of Kelantan FA, a Malaysia football team. The stadium can accommodate up to 22,000 spectators at a time. Up to this time, this stadium is the largest in the East Coast of Peninsular where the pitch area meets the standards set by the National Sports Council of Malaysia, which is measuring 119 meters long and 100 meters wide. The supporters of Kelantan FA is called the Red Warriors, thus the stadium is sometimes called The Red Warriors Stadium by the locals.


Grand Riverview Hotel

Situated at Jalan Post Office Lama, Kota Bharu, 15000, Grand Riverview Hotel is a four stars famous hotel in the city centre. This luxury stay accommodates premier room and suite room. The reception desk operates 24 hours, the guests can get to check in their room at any time they arrive. Featuring swimming pool, adequate parking area, banquet hall, seminar room and other, this hotel has been favorited by leisure and business travellers. The rate for premier room starts from RM 213 per night while for suite room starts from RM 608 per night at only Traveloka.com.