Kota Bharu City Centre is located in the heart of Kota Bharu town in Kelantan. Kelantan is located at the west peninsular Malaysia, sharing the border with Thailand. Kota Bahru is the capital of the state and it houses many local traditional treasures such as Handicraft Village and Craft Musuem and Islamic Museum. It has colourful traditions and culture and one of the way to see ones culture is through their food and culinary.
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 20 minutes from Kota Bharu City Centre. Fasten your seatbelt! You will pass through picturesque Malay kampung and you can drop by to get some traditional food and handicraft as souvenirs at the stalls along the road.
In-town public buses are available at reasonable price to Kota Bharu, depending on the type of bus and destination. Metered taxi and Uber can easily be found at affordable price.
Cahaya Bulan Beach (formerly known as Pantai Cinta Beach / Beach of Passionate Love) was believed to be name by a British lovebird, who was also soldier during the World War Two. The beach name was then changed to Cahaya Bulan Beach, which means ‘Moonlight Beach’. In Bahasa Malaysia, both ‘moonlight beach’ and ‘beach of passionate love’ shares the same acronym – PCB. Cahaya Bulan Beach is the most famous beach in Kelantan. The sandy beach stretches to about 1.2 kilometres along the East Coast, is definitely a crowd puller especially during the weekends.
Siti Khadijah Market (Pasar besar Siti Khadijah), as its name implies, is a local wet market. Its name after Prophet Muhammad's wife, whom is known for her entrepreneurial skill, as this market is mostly run by women. Apart from the usual fresh goodies like seafood, vegetables and wide variety of fruits, you can also find ready-to eat food like 'ayam percik', nasi ulam and a variety of noodle soups, all unique in flavors and taste of Kelantan, serves freshly for you. Not to forget to taste the local desserts like 'kuih muih' (cake sort of), tempeh and a glass of hot milk tea, which is the staple drink for Kelantanese.
After trying out the sumptuous food, you can make your way for some cultural experience like Jahar Palace (Istana Palace), which has a long history since 1855. It was built by Sultan Muhammad II for his grandson, built up of wood with excellent wood carvings. For more traditional handicrafts, of course there a plenty of museums around the cultural zone, where you can truly get the taste of Kelantan.
Hotel Perdana, the first premier hotel in Kota Bharu has undergone a major transformation into a luxury 5 star hotel. Stands in the heart of the city centre, within walking distance to Stadium Sultan Muhammad ke – IV, strategically located within a commercial district, government offices, shopping areas, hospitals and local attractions. The hotel is only 15 minutes’ drive from the Sultan Ismail Petra Airport Kota Bharu. The hotel’s architecture prominently displays unique carvings where rich Malay heritage is kept alive. Blending with a touch of modern luxury in a classic décor, spreading over 2 wings and offering 272 well-appointed guest rooms & suites. Suitable for any business traveller or holiday makers, Hotel Perdana is set to be the new landmark and a preferred choice of accommodation in Kota Bharu.