Wakaf Che Yeh is a small town in Kelantan, Malaysia and located about 7 kilometres from Kota Bharu town. It was named after a waqaf 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. Wakaf Che Yeh is the largest market in the state which also serves as the main wholesale market in the North East. There are also rows upon rows of stalls selling men’s and women’s clothing and also local delicacies.
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 long time for another 30 minutes.
Besides that, you can fly to Kota Bahru Airport for around 50 minutes and take a taxi or rent a car to Wakaf Che Yeh for another 30 minutes using Kuala Krai road or Long Yunus road.
It is one of the most famous beaches in Kelantan and located about 10 kilometres from Kota Bharu. Historically, this beach is a landing area of the Japanese army to attack the British on December 8, 1941. At one point, this beach is named Pantai Cinta Berahi, a name that a British soldier said when he was on this beach World War II period. At that time, the soldier was suffering because his love was unreasonable. The beach is famous for its long and wide area, with beautiful sand and clear water. Pantai Cahaya Bulan has become a popular picnic spot amongst the local families, especially at the weekend. The beach is complete with facilities for visitors, hotel choices, chalets, camping areas, dining outlets and stalls, and public toilets.
The museum was established in the former building of Kota Bharu Municipal Council. In 1988, the building interior was renovated by adding an extra half story and rooms for the museum exhibition. It was finally opened on 6 August 1990 by Kelantan Sultan Ismail Petra. This Custom Museum was established in 1992 at Istana Jahar which is a palace where Al-Marhum Sultan Ismail Ibni Sultan Muhammad consented from 1920 to 1944. The building is a property that is owned by PMNK and has been gazetted as the state of Kelantan State Historical Building in 2005 and exhibition of Royal Customs such as engagement, marriages, abdomen, customs and other related matters. At the back of the palace, building is Balai Senjata which displays the old parts of the State of Kelantan such as keris, spear, badik, kelapang and other weapons.
Situated in Kota Bharu near Wakaf Che Yeh, this semi-detached 3-bedroom holiday home is only 3.8 kilometres from Kota Bharu Mall. This place offers air-conditioned rooms with kitchen, oven and a toaster, as well as a kettle. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels, kitchenware and washing machine are also offered here.
Just 5-minute walk from the Wakaf Che Yeh market and 10 minutes drive away from Kota Bahru Town and Kota Bahru Shopping Complex, the hotel has easy access to nearby destinations. 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. As for accommodation, guests can choose from 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.