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According to the history, the name Wakaf Bharu was derived from a small hut that was built in between the routes to Kota Bharu enabling the travellers on foot to have a shelter or transit before continuing their journey towards Kota Bharu. As during that time there is no other means of transport, the wakaf or small hut becomes a pleasant place that accommodates the travellers to stop by and take some rest. Not so long after that, there came a railway station. The wakaf stays as it is despite the new environment. Combination of the old wakaf function and the new or ‘baru’ environment had the people to name the place as ‘Wakaf Bharu’. Nowadays, Wakaf Bharu usually is crowded on a Friday due to the well set-up of a ‘Friday Market’ that sells consumer goods, fresh produce, foodstuff and local wares.
Wakaf Bharu is a small town in Tumpat district, Kelantan, Malaysia. It is located about 5 km from Kota Bharu town. Housing estates within Wakaf Bharu areas include Kawasan Perumahan SBJ, Taman Sri Delima and Taman Sri Palas.
Locals in Wakaf Bharu speaks Bahasa Melayu with the Kelantanese eastern accent.
There are flights to Pengkalan Chepa provided by Malaysia Airlines, Firefly and Air Asia. From the airport, guests may hail up a taxi to Wakaf Bharu.
People driving from Kuala Lumpur may drive through the east coast highway via Karak Highway exiting at Bentong before continuing the journey towards Kota Bharu and finally reach Wakaf Bharu.
The express bus terminal is located in Kota Bharu town, nearby Jalan Pendek. Among the available express bus services are Konsortium Express, Transnasional, PLUSLiner, Nice Express, Cepat & Cekap Express and many more. From the bus terminal, guests may hail up a taxi or hop on the local bus to complete the journey towards Wakaf Bharu.
An iconic Wakaf Bharu landmark is the Wakaf Bharu Railway Station. Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) provides day and overnight trains that offers stops at Wakaf Bharu Railway Station.
Wakaf Bharu is famous for its market known as Pasar Wakaf Bharu. It has been acknowledged as the most clean market in Kelantan. Pasar Wakaf Bharu is also the largest and the busiest market in Tumpat district selling all kinds of consumer goods, fresh produce, wet market and dry market as well as local foods and eateries.
In the heart of Kota Bharu’s cultural zone, guest may come across Kelantan Handicraft Village and Craft Museum also known as ‘Balai Getam Guri’. The Craft Museum displays many fine examples of Kelantanese craftsmanship while the Handicraft Village provides demonstrations on how these crafts are made which include traditional embroidery, songket weaving, batik printing, silver works and wood carvings carried out by skilled artisans.
Local famous delicacies of Kelantan includes Ayam Percik, chicken which is roasted over a wood fire combined with thick, coconut gravy. Nasi Dagang Kelantan is a slightly-glutinous brown reddish rice served with savoury silver tuna fish gravy, boiled egg and sambal. Another top rice dish is Nasi Kerabu or Nasi Ulam whereby the rice is served with fragrant, freshpicked leaves and shoots, with cucumbers, and beansprouts topped with fried sambal and budu accompanied with fish crackers, stuffed chilli, flour-coated fried fish or salted egg. Budu is traditional fermented anchovies sauce. Sometimes, the Nasi Kerabu is blue in colour due to the dye from telang flowers.
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