Kota Bharu, Malaysia · 22 hotels available
Wakaf Che Yeh is a small town in Kelantan, Malaysia and located about 7 kilometres from Kota Bharu town. Wakaf Che Yeh is the largest market in the state which also serves as the main wholesale market in the North East. It was named after a waqf that had been built at the junction of Jalan Kuala Krai-Salor and this place was built by a charitable and noted man named Che Yeh as a resting place for those who were travelling to and from Kota Bharu. The town is famous for its daily and weekly market selling local snacks, fresh fruits and vegetables as well as seafood. One may also find rows upon rows of stalls selling men’s and women’s clothing. In the morning, one will find a wholesale market while in the afternoon, a wet market takes its place. Once the sun sets, a night market takes over Wakaf Che Yeh. The night market or pasar malam as it is locally known is open seven days a week and comes alive at night.
Wakaf Che Yeh is approximately 5 kilometres south of Kota Bharu. From Kuala Lumpur, you can drive using Kuala Lumpur or Gua Musang highway to Wakaf Che Yeh which will take around 6 hours and 30 minutes. There is an alternative road which is to take the North South highway and this road consume a longer time for another 30 minutes. Besides that, you can fly to Kota Bahru Airport for around 50 minutes and take taxi or rent a car to Wakaf Che Yeh for another 30 minutes using Kuala Krai road or Long Yunus road.
Siti Khadijah Market or Pasar besar Siti Khadijah is the biggest local wet market in Kelantan. Its name is taken after Prophet Muhammad's wife, whom is known for her entrepreneurial skill which shows this market is mostly run by women. Many fresh produce available here such as seafood, vegetables and wide variety of fruits and 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. There are also desserts like 'kuih muih' ,tempeh and hot milk tea, which is the staple drink for Kelantanese.
This beach got its name from the gently hushing sound of the sea breeze and known to be the most beautiful beach in Kelantan. The beauty of the beach comes from its clear blue water and also to the facilities available for visitors. Apart from basic facilities like motels, public toilets and restaurants, there are also water sports, boat for hire and barbeque facilities to make your visit more interesting. This beach has become popular among local and international tourists for its beauty and its strategic place for hang out with family and friends.
Speaking to the locals, you may encounter difficulty as many here speak Kelantanese where it is a different dialect and hard for the city people to understand. Many of the traders speak basic English so communication is easy here. The market closes at about midnight but the wholesale market does on the entire day. On the other hand, Kelantan is known for its monsoon weather at the end of the year specifically around November and December. Therefore, visitors are advised to be aware of the weather and avoid areas that are prone to flooding.
Just 5-minute walk from the Wakaf Che Yeh market and 10 minute drive away from Kota Bahru Town and Kota Bahru Shopping Complex, the hotel has easy access to nearby destinations. The hotel is home to 108 bedrooms and each of them is equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV, tea/coffee making facilities and safe deposit box. There is private bathroom includes a shower, toilet and hairdryer. This place also provides free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, 24-hour front desk, Wi-Fi in public areas, valet parking and recreation facilities at the property include an indoor swimming pool and business centre. There are various local and Western favourites served at Lagenda Restaurant. Coffee Bar within the restaurant also offers a selection of local and imported coffee.
Dynasty Inn is located in Kota Bharu Town and within a 15-minute walk from shopping and dining spots. Sultan Ismail Petra Airport is only 8 kilometres away and it provides airport transfer services. Every room is designed uniquely and comes with air-conditioner, flat-screen cable TV, a seating area, a work desk and a phone. There are also services such as hairdryer and ironing facilities, car rental facilities and massages services. Meals also can be enjoyed at the hotel restaurant or in the privacy of guest’s rooms.
Situated about 3.1 kilometres from Billion Shopping Centre and 11 kilometres from airport, De'Viana Hotel features a restaurant and free WiFi. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV, a seating area and bathrobes and slippers. There are numerous top-class facilties and services available here. There is also 24-hour front desk and shops and free private parking is available on site.
Lime Hotel is located nearby Wakaf Che Yeh and only few steps from Wakaf Che Yeh Night Market. Situated 11 kilometres from Sultan Ismail Petra airport, all rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and have private bathrooms along with complimentary toiletries. The inn also offers car hire and free parking on site.