Kelantan, Malaysia · 2 hotels available
Mara University of Technology Kelantan is a university located at Machang which is about an hour away from the state capital of Kota Bharu. It is placed at Bukit Ilmu or literally translated as Knowledge Hill nearby the main road and is easily spotted when driving past East-West Highway. The institution is established back in 1985 as the ninth sister campus of Mara University of Technology which aims to further expand its higher education offerings to the people living in the East Coast region, especially to the ones from Kelantan.
Officiated by YAB Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Mohammad bin Yaakob, it initially operated at a temporary campus in Kota Bharu before later securing its permanent location in Machang and relocated in January 1996. The state government helped in financing the renovation process of the permanent campus at 12-acres land of Kem Kijang that costs one and a half million ringgit. The campus kicked off with its first cohort of 185 students for the semester of July-December 1985 studying various courses such as accountancy, business administration, banking and secretarial science diplomas with an amount of 71 staffs. In present, the campus has expanded rapidly to become one of the premier higher education institute in the state of Kelantan, housing six faculties and four residential colleges accommodating almost twenty thousand students.
There are flights to Sultan Ismail Petra Airport of Kota Bharu from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) which are provided by both Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia. Upon touchdown from the airport, guests may hail up a taxi or other public transportation to go to Mara University of Technology Kelantan.
People driving from Kuala Lumpur may drive through the Kuala Lumpur-Gua Musang Highway and exiting at Central Spine Route 8 before continuing the journey towards the landmark. The journey could take up around five hours and forty minutes depending on the traffic situation.
The nearest bus station is the SKMK Bus Station located at Jalan Bahagia. Take the trip directly to Machang from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) terminal using express bus services such as Perdana Express, Queen Express or Express Mutiara before opting for local route bus or taxi to go to the landmark.
Located at Kampung Rengas, Labok which is about twenty kilometers away from the town center, Tok Bok Hot Springs are renowned for having a degree of hotness that is totally different from other hot springs available in the state. Once owned by Haji Mohd Taib Bin Haji Ibrahim, he began working on the hot springs since 1950s, developing them out of what was once used to be paddy fields to include basic facilities which include toilets and shops to fulfill the needs and making it convenient for the hot spring visitors. After his death, the district office reclaimed ownership of the hot springs and begin renovating the area for tourism purposes.
Located at Lot 1986, Kampung Banggol Kuin, Jalan Bukit Sawa, Machang which is really close to the landmark, this homestay has a serene and tranquil atmosphere with a multitude of facilities to provide a fine staying experience for families and friends. Facilities include desk, cable television, kitchenette, refrigerator, shower, bath tub, family room, outdoor facilities, air-conditioner, parking and many more.
Qadira Hotel is among the affordable one-star hotel that can be found at Lot 4942 A, Taman Kota Harmoni, Jalan Chempaka Merah Tepi Sungai, Tanah Merah. This premise has a modest setup and simple arrangements with facilities such as desk, shower, cable television, heater, non-smoking room, close proximities to shops, WiFi, air-conditioner, parking and 24-hour receptionist.