Gua Musang, Malaysia · 6 hotels available
Galas is a town and a district located in Gua Musang, Kelantan. Gua Musang is a small town deep in the jungles of central Kelantan. Kelantan is a state of Malaysia. The capital and royal seat is Kota Bharu. Kelantan is positioned in the north-east of Peninsular Malaysia. It is bordered by Narathiwat Province of Thailand to the north, Terengganu to the south-east, Perak to the west, and Pahang to the south. To the north-east of Kelantan is the South China Sea.
If you are traveling by air, nearest airport is the Sultan Ismail Petra Airport (IATA: KBR, ICAO: WMKC) an airport that operates in Kota Bharu, a city in the state of Kelantan in Malaysia. The airport is in Pengkalan Chepa, about 3 hours and 30 minutes from Galas.
The old town is small and easily covered on foot. Development is spreading away from the old centre, making the newer parts of town only within walking distance for the committed pedestrian. Bukit Gua Musang can also be reached on foot. There is not much for the tourist in the new town, except a supermarket. Taxis or bike rental may be arranged for accessing more far-flung places. The town is surrounded by interesting limestone rock outcrops. Gua Musang is on the Jungle Railway, which run from the junction at Gemas northwards to Kota Bharu and Tumpat. Daytime trains run between Tumpat and Singapore via Gua Musang. Rock climbing is one of famous recreational activity in Gua Musang. Gua Musang is surrounded by limestone hills and caves, which can provide entertainment for cavers and rock climbers. The area is bolted with 30 routes from 5b to 7a, though there is no equipment hire in the town so trips will have to be prepared for elsewhere.
Kota Bharu is the vibrant capital of the state of Kelantan, whose unique culture and dialect are proudly promoted and sustained in all aspects that do not conflict with orthodox Islam. Visitors can experience local culture in the form of the Thai and Indian-influenced cuisine, dress (the state is probably the most famous for batik in Malaysia), handicrafts, some traditional architecture, museums showing the state's cultural heritage, and the sound of the Kelantanese dialect. Speakers of standard Malay may not be able to understand the local dialect, although if you speak standard Malay, locals will understand you and reply in standard Malay. You can hear Bahasa Kelantan not only in the markets and on the streets but also on local radio stations. Kota Bharu is a very socially conservative city in a state ruled by the Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS). Visitors will hear the azan (call for prayer) from many mosques 5 times a day, and the khutbah (sermon) may also be broadcast from some mosques with loudspeakers. Visitors should be prepared for breaks to be taken in many places including the Pasar Malam (Night Market) during Islamic prayer times.
My Home Hotel is a budget hotel designed for businessmen, salesman, leisure travels, government servant & etc with 5 star branded mattress and efficiency. Built in 2010, designed in contemporary Malaysian style, this hotel provides luxury for both business and leisure travelers. 16 rooms are fully furnished, with attached bathroom, satellite TV, hot water shower, air condition and of course access to the internet, keeping you connected always. The hotel also provides beverages at the counter, giving you a lot of options to eat all day long. Just as the name states, My Home Hotel Gua Musang ensures luxury and full on service at an affordable price.