Kota Bharu (KB) is the state capital and royal seat of Kelantan located in the furthest north of Malaysia and just next to Thailand.
Kota Bharu is home to many mosques, various museums, the unique architecture of the old royal palaces (still occupied by the sultan and sultanah and off-limits to visitors but viewable from outside) and former royal buildings (which can be visited) in the centre of town.
The vast majority of Kota Bharu’s population is ethnically Malay. Chinese minority groups are concentrated in urban Kota Bharu and are comparatively less prevalent in the rest of the state of Kelantan. Total population as at 2010 is 491,237
The most famous shopping destination in Kota Bharu is Pasar Siti Khadijah (Kota Bharu Central Market). Most of its sellers are women. Next to Central Market is the nearly completed construction of Kota Bharu Trade Centre (KBTC), which is considered to be one of the largest malls in Kota Bharu. The KBTC opened in August 2009, with Parkson as the anchor tenant for the mall. The Pasar Siti Khadijah and KBTC are connected by an overpass on the second floor.
Other shopping centres in Kota Bharu are the KB Mall, Pelangi Mall, Kota Seri Mutiara, Pantai Timur, The Store and the new Nirwana Maju (at Bandar Baru Kubang Kerian). A new Tesco hypermarket opened in 2008. At present, most of Kota Bharu’s downtown shopping area is undergoing a major reconstruction in whichseveral multi-story shopping centres are in their early construction phases. In March 2010, the Mydin Mall at Bandar Baru Kubang Kerian opened.
Places of Interest
Below are some of Kota Bharu and its’ surrounding areas’ popular places of interests.
- Wakaf Bharu Terminal Station (Wakaf Bharu)
- Sultan Ismail Petra Airport (Pengkalan Chepa)
- Pasar Siti Khadijah (Kota Bharu)
- Kota Bharu Trade Centre (Kota Bharu)
- Tesco (Kota Bharu)
- KB Mall (Kota Bharu)
- Pelangi Mall (Kota Bharu)
- Nirwana Maju (Bandar Baru Kubang Kerian)
- Mydin (Bandar Baru Kubang Kerian)
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