Kota Bharu is the capital city of
the State Kelantan. It's an Islamitic state. Don't be frightened now, because
those beautiful people are very warm and gentle. You can compare this people
with the Indonesian people: nice and friendly. Indonesia is just like
Kelantan an Islam State.
Alcohol is officially out of order in this State. So, if you want to be an
alcoholic drink in your hotel, then you can forget it. It's simply not sold
in public buildings. But, however, you will find Chinese, which are living in
Kota Bharu, who will sell you beers silently. In your hotel you just can
Kota Bharu is a very socially conservative city in a state ruled by the Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS). Be respectful of the cultural and religious sensibilities of its primarily Muslim inhabitants. There is no need for non-Muslim women to wear a tudung (scarf over the hair), but both men and women should consider wearing clothing which covers their torso completely. Also, be prepared for breaks to be taken in many places, including the Pasar Malam (Night Market) during Islamic prayer times.
Kota Bharu is a real typical
Malaysian city. It's still so pure.
Kota Bharu means "new city", and this serene and peaceful town
offers both rich tradition and some magnificent natural wonders. Life here
proceeds at a leisurely pace, and the time-honoured tranquillity of this
unique locale is well worth discovering.
Some people think, that Kota Bharu is worth only a stay of one night! Don't
do that. I think it's the nicest city, that you'll find at the East Coast.
There is so much to do and to see in and out of the city.
Don't stay only in the city, but make trips into the surroundings. You'll
find wonderful temples, large Buddha's, which is peculiar because there are
more than 30 Buddhist temples throughout Kelantan. Mostly near the Thai
border. This is a surprising number considering Muslims make up 95 per cent
of the population. Explore the beautiful caves. Make a boat trip up the
river, which departs in Kuala Krai.
In Kota Bharu you must see the beautiful market. This famous four-storey
landmark contains both wet and dry markets. Look for local fresh fruits,
such as rambutans, durians and mangoes. Fresh fish, meats and vegetables are
also available. The upper floors sell dried fish, spices and batik.
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