Kota Bharu Attractions

Top Things to Do in Kota Bharu

Things to Do in Kota Bharu

Top Attractions in Kota Bharu

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  • HRS_6
    Kluang, Malaysia1,489 contributions
    Definitely a good place to shop local products. Though, the cleanliness of this market could be upgraded. It is considered the centre of KB
    Written 22 November 2021
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  • Nikkihasny
    107 contributions
    Kota Bharu being a sleepy town in the east coast has few malls. One of it is AEON mall. Located a little bit outside city centre, this is a fairly new, modern mall with good facilities. It has plenty of mid range international brands for fashion and homewares.
    Main shop anchor shop would be AEON deparmental store itself taking 3 floors. Ground floor is where the groceries shop is.
    The restaurants here are plenty ranging from foodcourt (3rd Floor) to dine in restaurants (Ground Floor).
    Parking is easy and free although you need to take a parking ticket. English is spoken here.
    Written 12 March 2020
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  • HRS_6
    Kluang, Malaysia1,489 contributions
    You could picture how royalty lived ages ago. The entrance fee is MYR1, for senior citizens? Also, picture taking is allowed
    Written 22 November 2021
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  • Joe M
    5 contributions
    What an amazing sight! These fireflies are true natural wonders and a must see.. at Min firefly garden as the hosts are warm, welcoming and very well informed. A great overall experience.
    Written 19 October 2019
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  • HRS_6
    Kluang, Malaysia1,489 contributions
    Some parts of the mosque is under maintenance. Several people were sleeping on the corridor after praying? There are a special building adjacent to it for ladies
    Written 22 November 2021
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  • KuantanTraveller
    Kuantan, Malaysia225 contributions
    Short stretch of beach. However a number of local food stalls available. Sells variety of fried prawn, fish, squid and fishballs. Overall, good visit with family with good foods. Lucky for us, during our visit, not many people visit yet, but if its 5pm, am sure it will be hectic and traffic jam.
    Written 20 September 2020
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  • HRS_6
    Kluang, Malaysia1,489 contributions
    A bit rundown. Nothing much to see for MYR2. Except for eatery next to it, Nasi Ulam Cikgu. The shop and art workshops were not working properly
    Written 22 November 2021
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  • Syamsudin
    Kota Bharu, Malaysia1 contribution
    This is one of the best place to stay and relax in my opinion not just there are lot of fun activity here, people here is really nice and lovely and giving me a really good experience. Also i want to mention about this specific restaurant here located near the kayak activity, food there is one of the best and funky menu name.
    Written 29 January 2022
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  • celsim2000uae
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia52 contributions
    I was here last in Feb 2019 and did not bother with this, thinking that the Royal family here had no interest for me. However, I had some free time and decided to visit and I was pleasantly surprised as it gives you an insight into more recent history of the Royal family as well as Malaysia since WW2 (mainly). It is good to see "real" artifacts like the beds that were slept in, clothes they wore and the dining table that was sat at. I found the pictures very interesting too, especially of one of the Sultans smoking.(which would never be seen today!)
    Written 31 December 2019
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  • KingTuah
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia197 contributions
    A huge night market with plenty to shop - souvenir, garments, merchandise, snacks and eateries. The local authorities should pay more attention in developing this place.
    Written 21 November 2019
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  • Wildcat7400
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia953 contributions
    My partner & I walked along “Bank Kerapu”. We did not go inside the building as there was little interest. However, for those who are interested, do take note that there is an entrance fee of RM2 & RM1 for local adults & children, respectively.

    Bank Kerapu was originally called “The Mercantile Bank of India Ltd”. Now, it has been converted to a “War Museum.” The Museum opens daily from 8:30 am – 4:45 pm & closes on Friday. It has many photographs, artefacts & articles relating to World War II & the Japanese occupation in the state of Kelantan.

    The building was built in 1912 on a land belonging to Nik Yusoff Nik Abd Majid, the Chief Minister of Kelantan from 1894 - 1900. The word “Kerapu” means “rough surface”. The locals had named it “Bank Kerapu” due to the uneven surface of the building’s exterior wall. The walls were cemented using small bricks which caused the surface to be uneven.

    During the Japanese occupation from 1941 - 1945, the building was used as the Headquarters of the Japanese Military Police, the “Kampetai.” It was also used as a prison, a place of investigation & torture. When the Japanese surrendered & British ruled for the 2nd time, the building was reused as a bank again. However, in 1981, the building became Kelantan’s Art & Craft Gallery. In 1992 to-date, it was converted to be the Second World War Memorial.

    Although we did not step in, we saw a propeller outside the museum. There were also some old vehicles within their compound.
    Written 5 November 2020
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  • RAZANNASRAN@SEU338E
    Kelantan, Malaysia50 contributions
    Laksa is my most favourite food in my life. When I saw that My Laksa was going to open this year at the KB mall, I was excited and couldn't wait to enjoy it. So, before start a new semester, i decided to try this laksa with my best friend. Before this, I am really love D'laksa which is also one of famous penang asam laksa that sold in mall. I'll buy it every time I go to Queensbay Mall. Now, I dont have to worry when I come back home back home for semester break because I could come here to fulfill my craving, I rate 4.5 out of 5, its worth to try, believe me :)
    Written 15 March 2020
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  • Wildcat7400
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia953 contributions
    We were very hungry from all that shopping. Besides, we have not eaten lunch & it was already close to 5:00 pm. My partner had seen a Secret Recipe signage outside the Parkson Kota Bahru Trade Centre building & commented that our meal will be at that restaurant. We walked a short distance from the car & arrived shortly thereafter.

    The Secret Recipe restaurant looked deserted as we were the only dine-in customers at that point of time. We followed the SOP before entering by noting down our particulars & body temperature. We ordered our meal & waited. However, the staff had misunderstood me & given me the wrong order while my partner’s order was correct. Hence, I had to wait even longer. When the correct order arrived, it was not up to my expectation. It did not look fresh & I was not happy with the taste. But I ate it anyway as I was just so hungry & didn’t want to wait a second more. While busy eating, we could hear the cries of a cat. We could not figure out where it was coming from. The staff were also bewildered. We left shortly & walked around the building.

    It was very dark inside & many shops weren’t opened. I asked a security guard about it & was informed that recently there had been a fire in the building & most shops had been affected by it.

    My partner wanted to check out Parkson as the departmental store was having a sale. We followed the SOP & were given entry. A few sandals which I wanted were selling at a good price but when I thought of the tight space in my luggage, I decided not to make the purchase. There were also a couple of handbags which had caught my eye for a friend’s oncoming birthday. Sadly, I had to abandon the idea.

    We left shortly & I kept on hearing the cries of a cat. I was shocked to find a cat at the building’s damaged open ceiling. It could not find its way down from the high ceiling. I was pretty upset about it as it must have gone without food for days.

    Since I could not wait any longer & had to leave, I had informed a cleaner, a security guard & a staff from Secret Recipe about it. They had promised to look into it. I was just so relieved that the workers were quite helpful. I do hope that they had kept to their promise & rescued the cat.
    Written 9 November 2020
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  • Nikkihasny
    107 contributions
    This mosque is well outside the city. The road to this place is small (one way road) not meant for busy days. To have seen this building after going through villages makes it significant.

    The mosque is made of wood and the design carved from it is detailed. Because it is surrounded by water, the place requires no airconditioning. This is a fairly new building. Around the building there are some seating areas so you can appreciate nature. However, if during religous holidays I don't reckon it will pleasant as places are limited. This is Wheelchair friendly place.
    This being a mosque, proper attires are required (headscarf, long pants...etc). Fridays will be busy.

    There is a restaurant next to the moaque selling local food. Great place to have breakfast/lunch. The 'roti canai telur' is a good bet. English is limited.

    It is one of the two places you can see here in the area. The other one being the fishermen's market. Here you can see colourful fishing boats nearby or experience the fish market in the afternoon.
    Written 15 March 2020
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  • pianocello
    Shah Alam, Malaysia1,170 contributions
    The exhibits seem to be gathering and there is no attempt to rejuvenate them from time to time. There are a few interesting exhibits though and it's worth a few photos.
    Written 25 March 2019
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