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    Similar to most regions in Malaysia, Kelantan is relatively hot and humid, with an average temperature of 27 degrees Celsius. From April through March, Kelantan experiences torrential downpour of rain about 2500mm yearly. Rain falls between the months of April and March and also between the months of October and November.

    For all your shopping activities, take a visit to the Pasar Siti Khadijah, situated in Kota Bahru were varieties of goods are being sold. Located just beside the Pasar Siti Khadijah is the famous Kota Bahru Trade Center; the largest shopping center in Kota Bahru. Both trade centers are linked to each other through an overpass situated on the second floor. Other beautiful places to go shopping include the KB Mall, Billion Shopping Center, Pelangi Mall, The Store Kota Seri, Pantai Timur and lots more. With the inception of the hypermarket came the Tesco hypermarket, Giant hypermarket, and the Mydin Mall hypermarket.Dining / Restaurant.

    There are lots of local delicacies in Kelantan; some of the most sought-after treats are the Nasi Dagang, Nasi Kerabu, the Nasi Tumpang and lots more. Amongst all, the most popular is the Nasi Daganag which is a mixture of white and brown glutinous rice cooked with coconut milk, spices, garlic, and onions. This meal is usually eaten with fish or chicken and a brown paste of sugared chili. Another tasty meal is the Nasi Kerabu. There is quite a variety of Nasi Kerabu and they are all served with edible greens, and traditional chili paste. Another well-known rice dish is the Nasi Tumpang which is traditional rice prepared and packed in a cone-shaped banana leaf. It is cooked with meat floss, shrimp curry, and some sweet gravy. Some of the prominent restaurants in Kelantan include the Yati Ayam Percik, the Food Village Restaurant and the Satay Malaysia.

    Activities in Kelantan

    There are lots of exciting places to visit in Kelantan. One of such places is the Istana Jahar known as the Jahar Palace. This palace used to be imperial residence in Kota Bahru. Constructed in 1855 by the Sultan Muhammad II of Kelantan for his grandson Long Kundur, this castle is currently the Museums of Royal Traditions and Customs in Kelantan. Pintu Gerbang Kota Sultan Ismail Petra is also another wonderful place to visit. This building was built to honor the enunciation of Kota Bahru as a cultural city in a bid to conserve the Malay tradition. Sultan Ismail Petra made the first move towards the construction of this arch; the arch was hence named after him. The Central Market is also another place worth visiting. Also known as the Pasar Siti Khadijah, this market is a great shopping arena.

    Transportation in Kelantan

    The public transportation system in the eastern part of Malaysia is correctly connected unlike those in the western part. The most common means of transportation is by taxis or bus. But it would be pretty much convenient if you had your own car or if you rented one from any of the car leasing shops in Kelantan.

    Accommodation in Kelantan

    Kelantan proposes quite a good number of hotels to choose from. Over the past couple of years, tourism in Kelantan has dramatically improved owing to the advancement of ancient traditional places and other places of interest in Kelantan. Some of the hotels located in Kelantan include Grand Riverview Kota Bahru, Crystal Lodge Kota Bahru, Ridel Hotel, Suria Hotel and lots more.

    Crystal Lodge Hotel

    We do not only give you that which you have long desired but an outstanding experience which will grow for an extended period of time within you. We aim at making your stay worth your taste and desires, by ensuring you get the best of our rendered services and also making sure your funds aren’t wasted. And at the end of you wonderful stay; you will probably not want to leave.

    Grand Riverview Hotel

    Grand Riverview Hotel situated in Kota Bharu Kelantan is a luxurious and fascinating hotel which offers visitors an excellent business and leisure environment. With the best part of its structure situated close to the Kelantan River, this hotel which is within walking range of shops, markets, and cultural centers is an ideal business hotel for travelers.

    Renaissance Hotel

    Have a feel of the luxurious Malaysian culture at the Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel, a five-star international hotel with the leading convention and wedding centers. It is situated in the heart of the commercial and shopping territory of Kota Bharu and also close to its domestic airport.

    Royal Guest House Hotel

    The Royal Guest House is strategically isolated from the town center. Despite that, it is a stone’s throw away from the busy town of Kota Bharu. Within its vicinity are banks, taxi and bus stations and numerous attraction centers.

    Villa Danialla Resort

    The unexceptional beauties of nature along with the luxury of comforts are compiled together at the Villa Danialla Resort. Get a massage while listening to the sounds of the waves crashing on the seashore or you could luxuriate in a magnificent meal while watching the sunset into the calm ocean.

    Perdana Resort Hotel

    The Perdana Resort is a one of a kind resort situated in an ancient village of Pantai Cahaya Bulan, where there are lots of cultural heritage, handicrafts, and fishing activities. It is a 10 minutes drive from Kota Bharu town and also about ten minutes away from the local airport.

    D'Bali Boat Villa

    Run away to the D'Bali Boat Villa Kelantan for your vacation, honeymoon or recreation in a bid to have a feel of the beauty of Malaysia. Set amidst natures’ peaceful environment with beautiful beaches along with a thrilling, beautiful river swimming across various cuisines contributes to its superiority.

    Tok Aman Bali Beach Resort

    This resort is surrounded by an oasis of calm and comfort, away from the disturbances of the city. It has a total of 100 rooms designed in a traditional Kelantan’s architectural style in a bid to grasp the spirit of gentility and placidity.

    Restaurants in Kelantan

    Food Village Restaurant

    Cuisine: Chinese
    Address: Lot 1184, Kampung Baung, Jalan Pengkalan Chepa,
    16100 Kota Bahru, Kelantan, Malaysia
    Tel: (6017)9239448 / (6010)9210231
    Opens from 5.00 p.m. to 1.00 a.m. daily, this restaurant serves the best quality of food you could ever imagine. Their meals are served in a buffet style, and it’s, therefore, essential you go along with your large group of family and friends to have a feel of this outstanding dining experience. You could choose from a variety of food including seafood such as sotong, shrimp, and fish. Vegetables, chicken and other local Kelantan cuisines are also served in this restaurant.

    Yati Ayam Percik

    Cuisine: Malay
    Address: 847, Jalan Long Yunus,
    Kota Bahru, Kelantan, Malaysia
    Tel: (609)7479867
    Business Hour: Saturday - Thursday (Noon - 2330 hrs)
    Friday - (1500 hrs - 2330 hrs)
    Some of the best locally produced Kelantan cuisines are served in this restaurant. The prime of the specialties served in this restaurant is the Ayam Percik. It also serves all kinds of local dishes such as kuihs, Nasi Pulut Paggang, and Nasi Kerabu. A visit to Yati Ayam Percik will aid you in understanding the cultures and traditions of the Kelantan culture while having a taste of their tasty handmade cuisines.

    Satay Malaysia

    Cuisine: Malay
    Address: PT1645, Batu 3 3/4, Jalan Pengkalan Chepa,
    16100 Kota Bahru, Kelantan, Malaysia
    This restaurant is an excellent place for locals to get to know more about their country’s cuisines and traditional meals. Once you set your foot in this area, you will be opportune to pick either to sit outdoor or indoor. It’s recommended you sit outdoor as you will be able to have a feel of the chilling night breeze while having a feeling of the country’s most noble local cuisine. Do not forget to eat your fresh satay with some peanut sauce in a bid to embellish your food’s taste.

    Zawanie Nasi Kukus

    Cuisine: Malay
    359, Jalan Sultanah Zainab,
    15050 Kota Bahru, Kelantan, Malaysia
    Business Hour: Lunch Time only
    If you have been surveying the various local cuisines in Kelantan in search of a restaurant that prepares the best of cuisines, then you might want to give this restaurant a try. With Nasi Kukus being its specialty, Zawanie Nasi Kukus serves this cuisine with other local dishes. Also, do not forget to come along with your group of friends and family as the restaurant serves a considerable proportion of these local meals and I bet you wouldn’t be able to consume it all by yourself. Some of the local dishes served here include Daging Kerutup, Gulai Ikan Merah, and the grilled honey chicken.

    Shopping in Kelantan

    Kota Seri Mutiara

    Address: Kota Sri Mutiara 97 Jalan Pasir Puteh, Kota Bharu
    Contact: 09-7433221
    Kota Seri Mutiara is a unique mall to visit while in Kelantan. This is owing to its outstanding outer appearance which is uniquely exceptional from all other buildings within the Kelantan. Asides its remarkable appearance, the interior of the mall is surrounded by warm and helpful staff ever willing to help. It’s pretty easy to navigate through the mall. There are numerous locally produced products that could act as souvenirs to you or your friends.

    The Store

    Address: The Store 156 Jalan Tok Hakim, Kota Bharu
    Contact: 09-7448990
    The Store is yet another shopping center in Kelantan where you can get your day-to-day needs. It is easily accessed making it pretty much convenient for one to navigate through the various outlets easily. In addition to this, there are lots of products and items available in the mall such as food, furniture, electronic products, clothing, and lots more.

    Pantai Timur Shopping Centre

    Address: 384-394, Jalan Pintu Pong, Kota Bharu, 15000, Kota Bharu, Kelantan
    Contact: 09-7482223
    The Pantai Timur Shopping Centre is a shopping mall with easy navigational access making it pretty difficult for one to lose direction. It is an accommodating mall which will help you get your needs within minutes. However, if you wish to take a walk around the mall, there are sufficient outlets to aid you in meeting your needs. It is also a perfect place to hang out with friends and with family.

    KB Mall

    Address: Kota Bahru, Kelantan
    The KB Mall located in Kelantan is one of the perfect places you could spend some great time with your loved ones, family, and friends. It is an accommodating mall where you can purchase you day-to-day items and products. The KB Mall consists of a good number of outlets and stores where one can spend luxury of time exploring and having a feel of the warm atmospheric nature of the mall.

    Pelangi Mall

    Address: Kota Bahru, Kelantan
    The Pelangi Mall located in Kota Bahru, Kelantan is one of the perfect places you could spend some great time with your loved ones, family, and friends. It is an accommodating mall where you can purchase you day-to-day items and products. The KB Mall consists of a good number of outlets and stores where one can spend luxury of time exploring and having a feel of the warm atmospheric nature of the mall.

    Attractions in Kelantan

    Jahar Palace (Istana Jahar)

    Completed in 1887, the Jahar Palace is a Museum of Royal Traditions and Ceremonies. The name ‘Jahar’ was coined from the tall tree that stood at the entrance of the palace. There are lots of interesting items displayed for tourists to have a view.

    Siti Khadijah Market

    Do you wish to have a taste of the local flavors of Kelantan? Then you need to pay a visit to this central market. There are lots of local delicacies sold in this market such as the nasi dagang, nasi lemak, laksa, nasi kerabu, along with all various types of Kuih pastry.

    Pintu Gerbang Kota Sultan Ismail Petra

    Pintu Gerbang Kota Sultan Ismail Petra, is situated right outside Istana Jahar. This architectural structure was built to honor the enunciation of Kota Bahru as a cultural city which was envisioned by Sultan Ismail Petra.

  • #2
    Wow that's really great.You did a research on everything about Kelantan.


    • #3
      My goodness, it looks like Kelantan has a pretty extensive collection of malls, the palace also sounds really interesting.